Events

Our outreach team and volunteers are involved in events up and down the country, to help you find out more about our work.

We also recommend a number of other conservation-based exhibitions, activities and shows.

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15th November
Volunteer training day - London

Join us in London on Saturday 15th November for a Volunteer event! This event is a perfect introduction for anyone interested in volunteering with BBCT. You'll find out about the opportunities available, meet other volunteers, and get some training on volunteering with us.

The event is free to attend, but booking is essential. To book, email volunteering@bumblebeeconservation.org.

It will take place at the Holland Park Ecology Centre, and last from 10am-3pm with breaks.

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29th November
AGM and Members’ Day 2014

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 8th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust will be held on Saturday 29 November 2014 at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.

RBGE Building

We will be holding a Members’ Day at the same time as our AGM and would be delighted if our members could join us. The programme will consist of the AGM followed by a series of staff talks, as well as keynote presentations by the multi-award-winning journalist Simon Barnes and the RBGE’s Director of Science, Professor Pete Hollingsworth. 

Please click here to view the Programme.

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE

There is no cost for this event, but you must be a fully paid up member to attend.

Places are limited so if you would like to attend, please fill in this online booking form: http://bit.ly/BBCT-AGM-Nov14.  

Please note you will need your membership number to complete this form. If you do not know your member number, please contact us (membership@bumblebeeconservation.org; 01786 466 897).  You may bring a guest with you on the day - please see the booking form to register your guest’s place.  Unless your guest is also a member, they will not be eligible to vote.

If you have any difficulty with the online booking form, please email membership@bumblebeeconservation.org or call 01786 466 897.
 

GETTING TO THE VENUE

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is situated at Inverleith, one mile north of the city centre. The AGM & Members’ Day will be held in the Lecture Theatre, which is part of the Administration Buildings.  
Please use the entrance on Inverleith Row.  

Click to view larger map.  

PARKING

On-street parking is free at weekends. 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT FROM THE CITY CENTRE

Lothian Buses numbers: 8, 23 & 27
For more bus information visit http://lothianbuses.com.  

VOTING

The voting regulations are laid out in full in the BBCT Memorandum and Articles of Association
Only fully paid-up members of the Trust are entitled to vote on the resolutions that will be passed at the AGM (Article 16).  

Any organisation that is a member of the Charity may nominate a person to act as their representative at the meeting and will be entitled to one vote (Article 18).

If you wish to propose the appointment of a Director to the Board other than those standing for re-election, you must submit a notice to the Trust - by the deadline below - which includes your signature, your membership number and the signature of the person who is to be proposed. 

If you wish to propose a resolution, or the addition of any other business under Agenda Item 6 of the Programme, you must give notice to the Trust by the deadline of 17:00 hrs on Friday 14 November 2014

All notices must be submitted to:

Jen McLean, Administrator
Post: Bumblebee Conservation Trust, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA
Email: admin@bumblebeeconservation.org
Telephone: 01786 467 820   

AGM VOTING

Voting will be conducted in advance of the AGM in order for all votes to be verified as correct.  This is known as a proxy vote, which means you do not have to attend the AGM to vote.  The proxy form will direct the Chair how to vote on your behalf against each resolution.  The list of resolutions will be published once voting opens (see below for details). 

CASTING YOUR VOTE

Voting will be open from 09:00 Monday 17 November until 17:00 Wednesday 26 November 2014.
Between these dates you can cast your vote by completing an online form (link available between 17-26 November) or request a postal vote by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to:
Bumblebee Conservation Trust
AGM Voting
University of Stirling
Stirling FK9 4LA

VOTING RESULTS

The results of the proxy votes will be declared during the AGM and recorded in the minutes, and will include the total number of votes cast for or against the resolutions as well as the number of abstaining votes.  The results will also indicate whether a resolution has been carried or not.