Special General Meeting: Monday 1st August 7:30pm

We would like to invite all members to attend a Special General Meeting on Monday 1st August 2016 at 7.30pm to be held at the Hyde Park Picture House.

The only items of business will be two Special Resolutions (details below) proposed by the Committee of the Friends of the Hyde Park Picture House.

To come into effect, these resolutions must be passed by not less than two thirds of the members present and voting at the meeting, so it is important that you come and vote.

Never one to let a meeting be too much business we have arranged this Special General Meeting to coincide with our annual Yorkshire Day screening which is free to members. Our film this year is SOUTH RIDING (1938) which will screen at 8.30pm.

While the meeting must be members only the screening is open to all and remember that members can invite up to three guests at members prices for any screening up until the end of August.

Appropriately Yorkshire themed refreshments will be provided!

Resolution 1

The following section of the Constitution…

Objects

The charity’s objects (‘the objects’) are

1. To promote, support and participate in the cultural landscape of Hyde Park, Leeds and Yorkshire, particularly through an appreciation and understanding of the art of cinema

2. To celebrate the heritage of the Hyde Park Picture House and ensure its preservation and continued use for cinema and related arts by and for all sections of the community.

[Nothing in this constitution shall authorise an application of the property of the charity for purposes which are not charitable in accordance with section 7 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 and/or section 2 of the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008.]

Should be replaced by…

Objects

The charity’s objects (‘the objects’) are

To advance the arts, in particular film and associated arts for the benefit of the public, in particular but not exclusively by supporting the Hyde Park Picture House as part of the Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House Ltd by such means as the trustees think fit including by:

• Promoting, supporting and participating in the cultural landscape of Hyde Park, Leeds and Yorkshire, particularly through an appreciation and understanding of the art of cinema

• Celebrating the heritage of the Hyde Park Picture House and ensuring its preservation and continued use for cinema and related arts.

[Nothing in this constitution shall authorise an application of the property of the charity for purposes which are not charitable in accordance with section 7 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 and/or section 2 of the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008.]

Notes:

The Charity Commission has advised us on this change. The new wording brings our Objects in line with charity law.

The rest of the Constitution remains the same. You can see a full copy of the Constitution here on the Friends of the Hyde Park Picture House website or a copy can be requested from the cinema.

Resolution 2

The Friends of the Hyde Park Picture House should formally register as a Charity.

 

2 thoughts on “Special General Meeting: Monday 1st August 7:30pm

  1. Hi Stephen,Regret I can't make it as I won't be in Leeds; even more shamefully, I won't be in Yorkshire on Yorkshire Day…Regards,Rob

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  2. Pingback: South Riding UK 1938 | Friends of Hyde Park Picture House

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