Visionary AGM 2022 Notice – For Members Only

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Dear Member

Visionary – Linking local sight loss charities

Limited Registered Charity No. 1135360 (England & Wales) and SC044163 (Scotland). A Company Limited by Guarantee No. 07185372.

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Visionary – Linking local sight loss charities will be held as a virtual meeting on:

Thursday 17 November 2022 at 9.15am

On behalf of the trustees, I am pleased to invite you to attend the forthcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The AGM is an important constitutional gathering of Visionary’s members to hear from Trustees about their management of the charity over the previous twelve months and two special resolutions.

The Annual General Meeting will be held to conduct the following business:

Visionary – Linking local sight loss charities

Limited Registered Charity No. 1135360 (England & Wales) and SC044163 (Scotland). A Company Limited by Guarantee No. 07185372.

Thursday 17 November 2022, 9.15am to 10.20am

Virtual Meeting held online using Zoom

Register attendance: Visionary Annual General Meeting (opens Zoom)


  1. Welcome, 09:15 – 09:20
  2. Minutes of the previous meeting, 26 November 2021, 09:20 – 09:25

To be agreed

  1. Trustees Annual Report and Accounts, 09:25 – 09:30

To receive the accounts for the year ended 31 March 2022 and the Trustees Annual Report.

  1. Independent Examination, 09:30 – 09:35

Update from Trustees

  1. Appointment and retirement of Charity Trustees/Directors, 09:35 – 09:45

Members are asked to vote on the following trustees:

5.1 Confirmation of appointments made during 2022:

    1. Arash Andalibi-Abadan
    2. Mark Upton
    3. Philip Mills
    4. Susan Hoath
    5. Shahina Pardhan
    6. Tom Harte

5.2 Retirements by rotation – nominated for re-election:

    1. Arash Andalibi-Abadan
    2. Mark Upton
    3. Owen Williams

5.3 Members are asked to note:

a. Retirement with thanks – not eligible for re-election:

        •  Graham Findlay

b. Resignations received in the year, with thanks to:

        • Stuart Clayton
        • Philippa Crowther
  1. Special Resolution: Conversion to CIO, 09:45 – 10:00

That VISIONARY – LINKING LOCAL SIGHT LOSS CHARITIES (a charitable company limited by guarantee with company number 07185372 and charity number 1135360 SC044163) be converted to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation with an association model constitution in the form attached.

Revised constitution circulated with papers.

  1. Special Resolution: Adoption of new constitution, 10:00 – 10:05

That VISIONARY- LINKING LOCAL SIGHT LOSS CHARITIES adopts the constitution as circulated to members.

  1. Members proposed resolutions, 10:05 – 10:10

As per resolutions and questions received in advance and on the day

  1. Any other business, 10:10 – 10:20

To deal with any matters arising or questions from members posed at the meeting


I encourage you to attend and vote in the AGM, which is being held as part of the Visionary Annual Conference. Votes can either be taken at the AGM in person or made by proxy.

Please register your attendance via this link: Visionary – linking sight loss charities AGM 17 November 2022 (opens Zoom)

A proxy voting form is attached (opens Word), so a vote can be cast in your name at the meeting if you are unable to attend in person. If you choose to vote by proxy, please complete the attached form and be sure to return it by 9:15am Tuesday 15 November 2022 using the details on the form. You can also complete the proxy form online via this link: Visionary AGM – 17 November 2022 – Resolution Proxy Voting

I hope that you find this straightforward but if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Visionary for clarification.

By order of the charity Board of Trustees.

Yours sincerely

Fiona Sandford

CEO and Company Secretary

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