ICS members will receive a notification of a General Meeting called for by the ICS Board of Trustees.
The General Meeting will be held electronically via Zoom on Tuesday 29th September 2020 from 14.00 – 14.30pm British Standard Time (BST).
Please register for the General Meeting here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7UjjjJtSQgqsBxB6ObSyaQ
In accordance with the ICS Articles of Association and Bylaws, the voting set out in this notice will be conducted by way of poll, called for by the General Secretary. Votes can be submitted electronically in advance of the General Meeting using the links provided, or cast electronically during the General Meeting.
Agenda The primary item is to discuss and vote on the proposed amendments to the ICS Articles. If you have any questions about the vote or the General Meeting then please address these to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Special resolution (yes/no) vote to approve the amendments to the ICS articles of association
Proposed as a Special Resolution: “that the amendments to the Articles of Association of the International Continence Society (made available to members on the ICS website for the General Meeting held on 29th September) are adopted as the Articles of Association of the Company in substitution for the existing Articles of Association”
Click below to read the revised Articles and the summary justification. The proposed amendments will allow the ICS to hold an online Annual General Meeting (AGM) later in 2020.
Revised Articles and the summary justification
ELECTRONIC Voting is open NOW, from 11 SEPTEMBER to 29 SEPTEMBER 2020
ELECTRONIC Voting is permitted at the ICS General Meeting, TO BE HELD ON 29 SEPTEMBER 2020
(DEADLINE 14.30 BST ON 29 SEPTEMBER 2020)
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A Special Resolution must be passed by a majority of not less than 75% in favour. Following the General Meeting, all votes will be calculated to achieve the final vote result. The ICS membership will be duly informed of the final result.
Every ICS Member shall have the right to one vote whether voting by electronic communication in advance of the General Meeting, or whilst attending the General Meeting. The ICS office will ensure that no member has voted more than once. You must be logged into your ICS membership record to be able to vote.
Justification for the proposed amendments to the ICS Articles
The proposed amendments to the ICS Articles have been agreed by the ICS Board, and were amended in consultation with a charity law solicitor. The amendments will permit the ICS to hold General Meetings electronically; currently all ICS General Meetings must be held in person. Clearly this is not safe or practical under the current restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Approval of the amendments would enable ICS to hold an electronic Annual General Meeting (AGM) in late November 2020 (final date tbc). The provision would also enable flexibility should an in-person General Meeting not be a possibility in the future. In normal circumstances the Board intend for the AGM to remain as an in-person event to held during the ICS annual meeting days.
The General Meeting is a requirement in order to amend the ICS Articles. The Meeting is held in accordance with special legislation from the UK government (the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020) that grants special short-term approval to hold an online “General Meeting”, if this is held by 30th September 2020.
Revised Articles and the summary justification download