Dear Member The closing date for applications to stand for election to the IOV Executive passed yesterday. We received one enquiry which was subsequently withdrawn. We therefore face a wholly unsatisfactory position and will need to consult the membership about what they want to happen for the future of the organisation. It is after all a members’ organisation. Perhaps  the AGM is better termed an EGM because we do face an emergency. There is no properly functioning Executive and it is unreasonable to expect just two of us to shoulder the responsibility of running the IOV’s affairs indefinitely. Cheema and I have offered to continue for a period not to hang on to some illusory power or status but for the practical necessity of briefing any incoming members about the many processes that need to be undertaken for the IOV to keep running. Whether the term EGM will mean we get more members’ attendance or at least responding by means of proxy votes remains to be seen. We now have a date and venue for the meeting: Date: Wednesday 25th July 4pm to 7pm (for security reasons an ID with picture is required) Sony Cinematography Centre Pinewood Studios Pinewood Road Iver Heath Buckinghamshire SL0 0NH Phone: +44 (0)1753 656767 Matt Trigwell from Sony will be our host and will introduce some of the latest Sony cameras that are likely to be suitable for our members. We need confirmed numbers as soon as possible so please reply to say whether you will be attending. If you are unable to attend please record your vote on the following matters:

  1. to accept the Statement of Accounts for the period 31st March 2017. Cheema’s report and the accounts document itself can be found here: [ Here ]
  2. to ratify the position concerning the management of the IOV’s affairs under present circumstances by means of either voting to continue present arrangements with any modification of the Constitution that may be required for a fixed period not later than 31st December 2018 to see if a quorate Executive Committee can be formed OR to move to dissolve the organisation and manage the disposal of any remaining assets.

The form to record your vote on these matters can be found below and here :  [LINK ] My report as (Acting) Chair is here:



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