Invitation to the Annual General Meeting, 23rd April 2013

We warmly invite Friends of Parkinson’s Park to the FOPP AGM on 23rd April 2013,  in the Fellowship Room of the Methodist Church, Oxford Road, Guiseley.  7 – 9pm.

7 – 7.45pm – Reports on 2012/2013; election of Management Committee officers for 2013/2014; discussion on whether a subscription is required for the coming year; and suggestions and discussion of the work plan for 2013/2014.  This is for all Friends of Parkinson’s Park.
7.45 – 8pm – Tea
8 – 9pm – David Myers will be showing his excellent film “Parkinson’s Park, A New Chapter”, about the first year of Parkinson’s Park’s regeneration; which features a variety of people, tasks and events.  This is open to anyone who would like to attend.

Nomination of Officers for the Committee
The Management Committee of FOPP currently has three vacant officer positions, so if a FOPP member would like to be on the committee please could you let the Chair,  Chris Parapia ( know the name, proposer and seconder by the 18th April 2013.  A list of people standing for the committee will then be circulated prior to the AGM, for voting on at the meeting.  There will therefore not be any nominations from the floor on the night of the AGM.

Changes to the Constitution
The AGM is the time to make any necessary changes to the constitution, so, if there are any alterations a Friend of Parkinson’s Park would like to propose, please let Chris Parapia know by the 18th April 2013, so changes can be circulated to Friends prior to the AGM.  A copy of the constitution is here.

Work Plan 2013/2014
If any member of FOPP has any suggestions for new projects, events or work they would like to do in the Park,  please would you let Marketing Officer Jennifer Kirkby ( know, so that they can be added to the work plan for discussion at the AGM.  FOPP encourages Friends to put forward suggestions for improvements to the Park, that the person making the suggestion would like to lead a project on.   This, for example, is what led to the hibernaculum -a Leeds University ecology student proposed that they would like to build one in the top copse: that was then approved by the management committee who organized Friends to help.

In order to cater for the relevant numbers in a room of limited size, we would be grateful if you could let Chris also know if you will be attending the AGM, and or David Myer’s film showing.


About Jennifer Inskip Kirkby

Director and Vice Chair of Friends of Parkinson's Park CIC, Chair of Aireborough Neighbourhood Forum and Facilitator of Inskip One-Name Study. Has a degree in Local History (University of Cambridge), and Economics (University of Leeds). Now retired after a career as a Business Analyst and Advisor.
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