Light Aircraft Association Limited - Notification of LAA's Annual General Meeting
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24th August 2020

 

Dear LAA member


FORMAL NOTICE - LAA VIRTUAL AGM. 10am Sunday 18th October 2020


The AGM of the Light Aircraft Association (LAA) is traditionally held at Sywell Aerodrome on 3rd Sunday of October. This year due to COVID-19 restrictions we’re sure you’ll appreciate that it will be highly inadvisable, if not illegal, to host a ‘face-to-face’ meeting this year.

 

We will therefore host an online AGM at 10am on Sunday 18th October using the popular Zoom teleconference application, which we have recently used to successfully host a series of virtual pub nights and other LAA meetings. The link to the meeting will be sent direct to you by e-mail or letter shortly.


Not only will our Virtual AGM allow us to fulfil the usual formalities of an AGM and meet our mandatory requirements as a Limited Company under revised Government guidelines, once the formalities are complete we will allocate time to a Member Forum to allow as many members as possible to quiz Board members and LAA staff, and to discuss some exciting proposals for 2021, our 75th Anniversary year.


A full list of Motions and an AGM Schedule will be circulated with the October Light Aviation magazine and online. As our current rules do not recognise electronic voting, all voting this year will be ahead of the meeting by proxy, via a form carried with the October magazine. Notices of Motion of any kind for the AGM must be received at LAA HQ no later than Saturday 5th September 2020.


We’ll miss the social element of the usual gathering at Sywell, but the safety of all LAA members and staff is paramount. We still look forward to reverting to a more regular meeting in 2021. However, now the technology is available, we plan to keep an electronic element in future AGMs to enable more members to become involved in future AGMs, and we will amend some of our Association rules to accommodate it. In the meantime if you have any questions or comments for both the AGM or the Member’s Forum, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us, via office@laa.uk.com.

 

Best regards - and stay safe.


Steve Slater
CEO, Light Aircraft Association.