Invitation to the rescheduled Cochrane Annual General Meeting 2019

Invitation to the rescheduled Cochrane Annual General Meeting 2019

The 2019 Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of Cochrane members has been rescheduled and will now take place on Thursday 5 December, 09:00-10:00 AM GMT.
 
The AGM is an opportunity for Cochrane's Trustees - its Governing Board - and senior officers to tell you, the members, about the management of the charity. It also provides you with an opportunity to ask questions and vote on a number of issues (“Resolutions”) affecting the organization.
 
The 2019 AGM was originally due to be held on 23 October at the Cochrane Colloquium in Chile, but was postponed due to the cancellation of this event. In a change to previous arrangements it will now take place at Cochrane’s registered office, St Albans House, 57-59 Haymarket, London, where members of the Central Executive Team and the chair of the AGM, Martin Burton, will be gathering to facilitate proceedings, with Cochrane members able to attend online.
 
We also encourage staff of Cochrane Groups to attend together and connect online from their host organizations. Information will be sent separately to Cochrane Group staff about how to manage this.  
 
The Resolutions being put to the vote at the rescheduled AGM are the same as those originally proposed and, for ease of reference, are set out below. All Cochrane members as defined by the Membership Terms & Conditions are entitled to vote on AGM Resolutions. Voting has been open since the original invitation was sent to you on 3 October 2019 and will remain open until the end of the AGM on 5 December. Results will be announced after the meeting. If you have already voted, your votes have been counted and you cannot vote again.
 
For further details on the AGM (including how to appoint a proxy), to register for the meeting online and cast your votes on the Resolutions, please visit agm.cochrane.org. You are entitled to vote even if you are not attending the meeting but we do encourage you to attend.
 
 
With very best wishes,
 
Martin Burton
Governing Board Co-Chair
 
Catherine Marshall
Governing Board Co-Chair

 
 
 
Proposed Resolutions:
•    To approve the appointments of Marguerite Koster, Raewyn Lamb, and Catherine Marshall as Trustees
•    To approve the Minutes from the 2018 Annual General Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland
•    To receive and note the Trustees' Report and Financial Statements for 2018
•    To approve Sayer Vincent as auditors until the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting

 

November 22, 2019