The next AGM will be held on 16 September 2018, at the Hayward Theatre, Kings School, Ely. The AGM will start at 12.45pm.
The AGM agenda will be:
- Minutes of 2017 AGM (see below)
- Treasurer’s report (click here for the accounts and here for the report)
- Chairman’s report (click here)
- Artistic Director’s report
- Publicity officer’s report
- Committee Workshop organiser’s report
- Friends Secretary report
- Election of officers
- Membership Subscriptions
- Friends Subscriptions
The minutes from the 2017 AGM can be found here.
Friends of Ely Sinfonia – Report for AGM 2018
This year’s account of the Friends of Ely Sinfonia has little new to report from last year. As yet, not all former members have renewed their subscriptions (£15), but I would expect numbers to remain constant at around 45.
The ES concerts last season proved popular, and priority booking for the cathedral was a welcomed FES benefit, as was the ticket discount. It goes without saying that we are very grateful to the Friends for buying tickets. The strings workshop weekend in February was much appreciated not only by the players but also by those Friends as were able to make the closing concert which constituted their free recital. (See July newsletter for an account).
The Friends are a real asset to the orchestra. Their continued interest, support and loyalty is invaluable,. The same kind people as last year have provided us with the same kind help on concert days and at the January open workshop. It would be wonderful if more Friends could also offer to help distribute some flyers in their locality, or buy some mugs or cards at the stall. (Over the summer, Toppings Bookshop sold some of the new letterpress ones, I am pleased to report.)
Lastly, my thanks are again due to Laura Millman for co-editing the newsletter and to her husband Rob for bailing me out many times, inevitably at short notice, with my computer problems. Without their help, the Friends’ secretary would have had a nervous breakdown and given up the job years ago!