Notice of the 2015 Kitchener Scholar Association Annual General Meeting and Meet and Greet

Monday 6th July 2015 at 7.00pm upstairs in the Goat Tavern, 3 Stafford Street, Mayfair, London.

Agenda

1. Apologies
2. Minutes of the last AGM
3. Matters arising from the Minutes of the last AGM
4. Chairman’s Report
5. Treasurer’s Report
6. Honorary Membership Secretary’s Report
7. Election of Officers
8. Any Other Business
9. Date of next AGM
Positions available:

Chairperson – Chairs the committee meetings and AGM, is the figure head of the KSA and is the main point of contact between the Fund and the Association. Oversees all activities of the committee to ensure successful delivery of the KSA aims and events.


Vice Chairperson – Deputises for the Chairperson in his/her absence and leads on organising the main three KSA events (in conjunction with the Chairperson and/or delegated to other committee members when appropriate).


Treasurer –Responsible for all income and expenditure of the KSA, reconciling the bank account at the end of the year and producing a set of annual accounts, producing financial reports for the Committee meetings and working closely with the Membership Secretary to ensure membership fees are paid.


Secretary – Responsible, in consultation with the Chairperson, for producing the agenda at the Committee meetings and writing and circulating the minutes of each meeting. Organises the AGM, including producing the agenda and minutes .


Membership Secretary – You will be responsible for communicating events and relevant news to the membership as well as reconnecting/engaging with scholars, taking enquiries from the website, managing the database and liaising with new scholars.


Events Officer – You will work closely with the vice chairperson to organise the three main events that the KSA produces each year.

Some of the tasks included:

  • Collating guest lists
  • Liaising with venue and caterers.


Merchandise Officer
– responsible for the sourcing, promotion and sales of KSA branded goods.

Social Media Manager – responsible for uploading interesting and relevant content to the KSA’s Linked In, Facebook, website and Twitter. You will also be responsible for facilitating and ‘connecting’ scholars for networking opportunities via social media.

Newsletter Editor: Responsible for finding and editing content, producing and arranging for the printing and distribution of ‘Thorough’, the quarterly newsletter that goes out to the Membership.

If you would like to run for a position, please contact Sara Hook, Membership Secretary ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Orkney Kitchener Memorial

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If you would like to support this project please do so through their JustGiving page which is available here: https://www.justgiving.com/orkneyheritagesociety.

Message from the Treasurer

Based on proposals raised, discussed and supported by attendees at the 2013 AGM, Association subscriptions were raised to a recommended level of £20. They had been at the previous level of £10 for many years and reasons for the increase are set out below. So far, only a small number of Kitchener Scholars have increased their subscriptions to the new level.

We would therefore be most grateful, assuming you have not done so already, if you would please amend your standing orders for 1 October to the sum of £20. Current undergraduate scholars should continue to pay £1 per year whilst still at University. If you have now graduated, please increase your subscription to the new recommended £20.  If you use internet banking, please set up your standing order to be paid on 1 October 2017 and thereafter annually for £20 to:

The Kitchener Scholars Association

Sort Code: 60 03 25

Account Number: 03808742

If you do not use internet banking, please click on this link to download a standing order form, then print and complete the form and send it to me: Mr J Ryder, Treasurer KSA, 105 Bowerdean Road, High Wycombe, HP13 6AY

If you do not feel that you are currently able to afford the increase in subscription, please continue to pay the former level of £10.

If you currently pay your subscription on a day other than 1 October, we would also be grateful if you would amend your standing order accordingly to bring it in line with that date.

The decision to increase subscriptions was not just based on the fact that they had been set at £10 for so long and were therefore being eroded by inflation. We have asked for the increased subscription in order that we can continue to best promote fellowship amongst all Kitchener Scholars in the following ways:

 

The Website

We have a fantastic new professionally designed website, with the aim of keeping all scholars fully up-to-date with forthcoming events, promoting the Association and the Fund and helping ‘lost’ scholars make contact with the Association. For this, we have to meet website hosting and maintenance costs. For scholars who may not use the internet and for those who have not yet elected to receive their newsletter by email, we also have to meet the costs of printing and posting the newsletter.

 

New Scholars and the Annual Dinner

In order to build a strong link with new scholars, we wish to continue to strongly-subsidise their attendance at their first Annual Dinner and for them to be personally presented with their certificates of Scholarship. We also wish to encourage continued attendance by scholars after leaving university by subsidising those under 30 years of age.

 

Regional Events

We also wish to build greater fellowship between non-London based scholars and are still able to subsidise events taking place in different places around the country.  Do please contact us if you would like the committee’s support in organising an event in your area.

 

2016 and 2015

To commemorate the important occasion of 100th Anniversary of the Death of the First Lord Kitchener, significant additional costs were incurred in 2016. This included contributing towards the organisation of the wonderful reception held in the Cutlers' Hall after the Memorial at St Paul’s Cathedral in June and work undertaken the previous year to track down scholars who had lost touch with the Association and improve the database of scholars.

If you have any questions regarding subscriptions, or any suggestions especially regarding regional events, please do not hesitate to contact me at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Many thanks,
John Ryder

Treasurer
Kitchener Scholars Association

Kitchener Scholars Association are proud to support Letter to an Unknown Soldier

Summer 2014

LETTER TO AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER is a new kind of war memorial, made only of words and by thousands of people.

The memorial is being created by Neil Bartlett and Kate Pullinger, inspired by the statue on Platform One of Paddington Station, which features a statue of an ordinary soldier in battle dress, reading a letter.

Everyone is invited to stop, think, and write him a letter. What would you say to the soldier if you were writing to him now?

The website is open now to receive letters. From 28 June and up until 4 August, all letters received will be published online.

They will be featured alongside letters written by writers like Stephen Fry, Andrew Motion, Sheila Hancock and Malorie Blackman.

The entire collection will be archived online at The British Library and kept in perpetuity for generations to come.

Find out more
http://www.1418now.org.uk/letter/
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