Organisation/2012 AGM

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The London Hackspace Ltd 2012 Annual General Meeting will be held on the evening of Wednesday the 5th of December at 8pm. The venue is MozSpace London, 101 St. Martins Lane, WC2N 4AZ. It should last less than an hour.


The meeting is open to all paid-up members, and your membership status will be checked on entry. We'll go to the pub afterwards - which non-members are welcome to attend - but we're not going to make it a big thing.


The purpose of the AGM is primarily to handle the governance and legal structure behind London Hackspace. Discussions about the day-to-day running of the space should not be held at the AGM - we're planning on starting up monthly meetings to do this.

If you wish to add an item to the agenda for this meeting, you must send it by email to by midnight on Sunday the 2nd of December. Do not edit this page.

Resolution 1: Election of trustees

a) that an electronic election be carried out for directors using the Meek STV voting method with a "no further places" candidate, and that the whole membership be eligible to vote. The voting period shall be 14 days, and the quorum shall be 33% of the membership (rounded down).

b) that the members standing for election are those who have been nominated in the way laid out by the directors.

c) that any director required to retire by Article 32 of the 2011 Articles who is standing for re-election shall have their retirement postponed until the conclusion of the election.

Nominations for trustees are now open, see the Trustees Election page for more details.

Resolution 2 (Special Resolution): Adoption of an updated constitution

That the new Articles of Association be adopted.

We're making some changes to our Articles of Association, which remove references to London Hackspace being a charity. They also remove some of the overly wordy "benefits to connected persons" clauses which were added to try and get charity approval:

The diff from the current version of the constitution is here and the full text of the proposed new constitution is here here.

Resolution 3 (Special Resolution): Increase in the size of the board of trustees

That the Articles of Association be amended to increase the size of the Board of Directors from 8 to 9.

This will improve retirement by rotation (as exactly one third of the board will be able to retire each year), and also prevent ties in trustees votes (not that we've had any).