The Anglican Church in The Hague

Annual General Meeting 2020

Dear Friends,
As you know, our AGM will take place on

Saturday, 3 October 2020 at 10.30 a.m.

It is planned to be held in both the Church and Hall to respect social distancing rules.

To attend, you must be on the Electoral Roll (ER). You should have checked, and if necessary, corrected your details by now. If you have any questions please contact the ER Officer, Jan Huber.

The purpose of this AGM is:

  • For the election of 2 Churchwardens – chosen annually
  • For the election of 3 Chaplaincy Council Members (chosen for 3 years)
  • For the election of 3 Archdeaconry Synod Representatives (chosen for 3 years)
  • For the appointment of the Independent Examiner or Auditor.
  • For the consideration of various reports:
    • An Annual Report on the proceedings of the chaplaincy church council and the activities of the chaplaincy generally;
    • The Financial Statements of the Council for the year ending on the 31st December immediately preceding the meeting audited or independently examined;

If you decide to stand for election, please provide the appropriate nomination forms to the Wardens via email or in person. In order to have an orderly and practical meeting, please submit any nominations and matters for “Any Other Business” to the Wardens as early as possible. There will be a last opportunity to submit nomination forms to the Chairman of the AGM, Archdeacon Paul Vrolijk, in person, prior to the start of the AGM.
 
We look forward to seeing you at the AGM. In the meantime, please keep the above in your prayers.

Thank you for your kind cooperation.
 
Blessings,
The Wardens

Notes

  1. All persons whose names are entered upon the Church Electoral Roll of the chaplaincy (and such persons only) are entitled to vote at the election of chaplaincy representatives of the laity.
  2. Nomination Forms are available at Church and downloadable from the Church website.
  3. A person is qualified to be elected a chaplaincy representative of the laity if –
    • his name is entered on the church electoral roll of the chaplaincy and, unless he is under the age of eighteen years at the date of the election, has been so entered for at least the preceding period of six months;
    • he is an actual communicant which means that he has received Communion according to the use of the Church of England or of a Church in communion with the Church of England at least three times during the twelve months preceding the date of the election; and
    • he is of sixteen years or upwards;
    • he is not disqualified as referred to in paragraph 4 of these Notes
  4.  
    • A person shall be disqualified from being nominated, chosen or elected from serving as a churchwarden, a member of a chaplaincy church council or any synod under these rules if he is disqualified from being a charity trustee under section 72(1) of the Charities Act 1993 and the disqualification is not for the time being subject to a general waiver by the Charity Commissioners under subsection (4) of that section or to a waiver by them under that subsection in respect of all ecclesiastical charities established for purposes relating to the parish concerned. In this paragraph “ecclesiastical charity” has the same meaning as that assigned to that expression in the Local Government Act 1894;
    • A person shall also be disqualified from being nominated, chosen or elected from serving as a churchwarden or member of a chaplaincy church council if he has been so disqualified from holding office under section 10(6) of Incumbents (Vacation of Benefices) Measure 1977.
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