Archive for September, 2020

Minutes of FoAM’s 21st AGM

Due to Covid 19, the 21st AGM scheduled to be held on 18th May 2020 was cancelled. As a result, it was not possible for Members to appoint all Trustees and to elect Chair, Secretary and Treasurer for 2020/21.

On 28th April 2020, a note was posted on this website (see FoAM’s 21st AGM), explaining that all present Trustees would remain in post but Jim Jeeves would replace Debbie Antrobus as Membership Secretary.

Although it was not possible for the Chair to present the report for the year at the meeting, a Trustees Annual Report (TAR) as required by the Charity Commission, has been prepared and posted in the Minutes and Reports section of the website.

Also, it was not possible for the Financial Report to be presented to Members for approval but instead, a copy can be found here:
Treasurer’s Report 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020.

Trustees Annual Report 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020

All charities in England and Wales that are registered with the Charity Commission are required to prepare a Trustees’ Annual Report by the Charities Act.

FoAM was registered as a charity on 29th May 2018 and has produced its second Trustees’ Annual Report, which covers the period 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020.

FoAM’s Trustees’ Annual Report for the Period 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 has been prepared using the Charity Commission’s pro forma, which is designed to present the information needed to meet the legal requirements for such reports.

FoAM Committee Changes

At a Meeting of the Committee held by Zoom on 5 August 2020, Trustees agreed that Mike Allen be appointed to the Officer role of Secretary to replace Frances Findlay. Frances would have reached the end of her three year term of office at the time of the AGM scheduled to be held on Monday 18th May 2020, but which had to be cancelled due to Covid 19.

Also at their Zoom Meeting held on 5 August 2020, the Committee agreed that Jim Jeeves would take over the role of Membership Secretary from Debbie Antrobus.

The Committee thanked Frances and Debbie for their work and welcomed Mike and Jim to their new roles.

Alan Redley
Chair, 11 September 2020