What is an AGM?

An AGM (or Annual General Meeting) is a meeting of our Members. We share with you a review of the last year as well as sharing details of our future strategy. 

Each year we invite eligible Members* to take part in our AGM, to vote and help shape the future of our Society. You have the opportunity to elect or re-elect our Board of Directors and to vote for or against our ordinary resolutions.

During the AGM, Members can ask our Board Members questions and comment on how we run the Society.

*Who can vote?

We invite eligible Members to vote.  To be eligible you must be all of the following:

The first named account holder,

Aged 18 or over at the date of the AGM,

Have £100 or more invested with the Society or have a mortgage of £100 or more.

How can I vote?

We send voting packs out to Members by post in March.  The pack offers you the opportunity to vote by post, online or at the AGM.  We encourage all our Members to vote and help shape our future.  In return for voting we will donate 35p to charity if you vote by post.  We will increase this to 50p for every on-line vote cast and we will donate £1 for every member who attends the AGM in person.  The funds raised will be split between three charities equally.  From the types of charities you voted for at the last AGM, our staff nominated three charities to be beneficiaries of the Annual General Meeting: Teesdale and Weardale Mountain Rescue, Trinity Holistic Centre and Darlington Town Mission. 

Want to speak to a friendly staff member?

Sometimes it's easier to discuss things face-to-face. All our branches have staff ready and waiting to talk. If you’d like to discuss your options or you think you need help, call in at your local branch.

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Alternatively call our enquiries line between:

9am and 5pm Monday to Friday or
9am and 12pm on Saturday

Our staff will be more than happy to help with any questions or queries