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Virtual Book Club
Book Club continues on-line.The books chosen by Book Club for February are:
Big Girl Small Town by Michelle Gallen and
Actress by Anne Enright. Happy reading, everyone.
What's On in Aghalee Village Hall
Almost all the regular groups have restarted at the hall. The Youth Group may reopen before Christmas, keep checking our page. Book Club will continue on-line and Needlecraft Club will review the situation in January 2021.
AGM for Year End 31/12/2019
In January 2020 the date of 18th March was set as the draft date for the AGM. In February plans had been made and everything put in place to hold the AGM as planned. The accounts had been prepared and independently inspected and everything was in order for the AGM. In the February meeting the accounts were proposed, seconded, adopted and along with the Annual Report for 2019, subsequently entered onto the Charity Commission website as required by law.
In March the AGM was postponed as the country went into lockdown.
We contacted CCNI and were advised to try and continue to hold meetings when it was safe to do so. After consideration and discussion among the Committee, it was agreed and minuted that the Committee would continue to hold meetings, mainly by email over 2020. In the event, it held 3 physical meetings (Constitutional requires that at least 2 meetings are held). Because we continued to keep in touch by email and record everything we are compliant with CCNI requirements.
AGM for Year End 31/12/2020
The plan is to hold an AGM in 2021, although this will not happen in March as it does normally; it is expected it will be held by 31st August 2021.
The Charity Commission NI has confirmed it would not expect a charity to hold the 2020 AGM, before it holds its 2021 AGM. Given the Covid-19 emergency it has suggested that the two AGM’s are combined and consolidated into one, with a clear note explaining that due to the pandemic the 2020 AGM could not be held. The 2021 AGM will cover any issues that would have been dealt at the 2020 AGM. The 2021 AGM can also record what was achieved and what was not achieved over the two years, again with a note about the impact of Covid-19.
As for the 2019 accounts, as these have already been adopted by email due to Covid-19, so there is no need to do so again at AGM. There is a clear note that adopting them by email was in response to the pandemic and this will suffice.
The Annual report and accounts for year ending 31/12/20 are currently with the Accountant being independently inspected and will be sent to the Committee for proposal and seconding. All things being equal they will be brought to the 2020 AGM for adoption and then submitted to CCNI in the usual manner.
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Lisburn Advice Centre for anyone needing help and advice.
Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council
Do the right thing right now and clean up after your dog
We know that adults and children are walking their dogs more frequently during the current lockdown. Sadly, this has brought a huge increase in dog fouling incidents.
Dog fouling is antisocial and a health hazard. And leaving dog mess behind could leave you with a fixed penalty fine of £80. It is YOUR responsibility to clean up after YOUR dog. Do not leave a mess for everyone else.
COVID UPDATE - FOOD PARCELS
If you can't work for the next 4 weeks, or if you've been made redundant or are struggling with reduced income due to Covid, please get in touch. You still have all the usual bills to pay and we can help with food while you do this. Don't feel embarrassed - no judgement here - just a helping hand if you need it. Your request will be treated in strictest confidence.