These restrictions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic have had a significant impact on the Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship and on most other literary societies. After much thought, the SSF committee decided not to hold an AGM, either live or online, in 2020. At our next AGM, we will ask the membership to ratify this decision. The existing committee members will continue in post until then, but we are able to co-opt additional members if anyone else is interested in joining us before that time.
Under the terms of the constitution, it is open to members to request an Extraordinary General Meeting prior to next year’s AGM if they are unhappy with this decision or if they have specific business that needs to be discussed urgently.
The 2021 AGM will be held online via Zoom, and will be followed by a speaker session. It is scheduled to take place on Saturday 11th September. Further details will be made public as soon as the time has been decided.
Thank you all for your patience!
Urgent request for assistance!
In 2019, the Secretary, Deb Fisher, gave notice that she would relinquish the post at the 2021 AGM. Despite several appeals to the membership, no replacement has yet been found. It has been agreed by the committee that the present secretarial duties are too onerous for one person and will be shared out among several individuals, but as yet no one has come forward who is willing to take on the task of maintaining the membership records. We would like to hear from any person, couple or group of individuals who are prepared to assist with this. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you feel you could help.