The Goulden House Co-operative hold General Meetings (GM) every quarter and an Annual General Meeting (AGM) every summer.
There are standard agenda items at each meeting and all members have the opportunity to add a relevant item by contacting the estate office at least three weeks prior to the meeting date.
Discussions and decisions are minuted at each meeting and we aim to have the draft minutes available on our website within 10 days of the meeting. You will find the minutes of the most recent meeting on the downloads page or below.
Meetings are held in the community room at Entrance B or online using Zoom.
If you are entitled to vote but cannot attend the meeting, you can appoint a proxy using this form: Form of Proxy. The form is also available from the office.
You can view the meeting schedule for the current year:
AGM – August 2022 (date to be confirmed)
General Meeting 11 May 2022
This general meeting will take place in person and online via Zoom.
Online Meeting Registration & Joining: www.2020.sc/ghmeeting
To join the meeting, either come to the Community Room by Entrance B, or join online from your computer or phone. The meeting starts at 7pm sharp.
Questions can be submitted in advance by emailing [email protected]
General Meeting 23 March 2022 7pm Agenda, Minutes from 23 December 2021, Estate Manager’s Report to General Meeting 23rd March 2022, Draft Budget
Proposed Dates for General Meetings:
Annual General Meeting
20 July 2022 Due to timescales relating to the auditors , the AGM is expected at the end of August 2022.
General Meeting 23 December 2021 . The meeting on 16 December was not quorate so by the Co-op rules was adjourned after 30 minutes and will now take place on 23 December at 7pm.
Agenda and documents as below but there is an updated Managers report:
General Meeting 16 December 2021 (Register)
General Meeting 17 November 2021
Annual General Meeting 6 October 2021 at 7pm (to be held online via Zoom). Main items on the agenda include.
General Meeting 16 March 2021 (Budget Approval) (to be held online via Zoom)
Meetings from 2019 and older are no longer published on the website but minutes may be obtained from the estate office by making a written request.
Why reconvene? Under our Rules (section 23), we cannot conduct a meeting unless there is a quorom of
25 voting members. 15 members [rule changed at AGM July 2017] The rules say the meeting can be reconvened a week later and the quorum will be the members present. Here is the relevant section:
PROCEEDINGS AT GENERAL MEETING
23. (a) No business shall be transacted at any general meeting of the Co-operative unless a quorum of voting members is present at the time the meeting proceeds to business. Fifteen voting members shall form a quorum.
(b) If no quorum is present within half an hour of the time appointed for the meeting, the meeting, if convened on a requisition of the members shall be dissolved, but in any other case shall stand adjourned to the same day in the next week at the same time. If at the adjourned meeting a quorum is not present within half an hour of the time appointed for the meeting, the members present shall be a quorum.
Rules and Who’s Who
The Rules under which the co-operative operates and current membership can be found at http://www.gouldenhouse.org/co-operative/
Minutes of Previous AGM meetings.
Approved copies and older meetings may be requested at the Co-operative Office.