Our extraordinary general meeting on 5 March was a very positive affair. Fifteen members turned up, and we met in the basement studio at The Cut.
Our Chair, Spadge Hopkins, set out the advantages of becoming a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO); no financial risk to members, better able to raise funds, answerable only to the Charity Commission. When the details are sorted, we will have the first annual general meeting of the new CIO, so members can agree the whole thing formally, including its new constitution, and confirm the trustees. All this was agreed unanimously.
It was emphasised that the intention is to involve the membership as closely as ever, if not more so. Simon Raven reported on good progress with Sculpture in the Valley 2022 (Potton Hall, 27 May-26 June) with over 40 sculptors already signed up.