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Presentation used at AdvoCard's Extraordinary General Meeting on 23 February 2011. The aim was to explain the process of becoming a limited company, prior to voting.

Presentation used at AdvoCard's Extraordinary General Meeting on 23 February 2011. The aim was to explain the process of becoming a limited company, prior to voting.

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    • Extraordinary General Meeting 23 February 2011
    • Agenda
      • Welcome and Apologies
      • Introduction
      • Background and Explanation
      • Questions and Answers
      • Vote
      • Tea, Coffee and Cake
    • Apologies
      • (8 names removed)
    • Introduction Nick Gardner Convener, Management Committee
    • Background and Explanation
      • Why become a company?
      • What does it mean?
      • Will it affect the advocacy provided?
      • What happens next?
    • Why become a company?
      • Currently an ‘Unincorporated Association’
      • Total legal responsibility and liability rests with volunteer management committee members
      • Management Committee members who have money and/or property are at risk
    • Why become a company? (2)
      • A limited company has a legal status of its own
      • A limited company limits personal liability to £1, if Board members act in good faith
    • What does it mean?
      • A new company will be set up with Memorandum and Articles of Association
      • All assets and liabilities of current organisation will be transferred to new company
    • What does it mean? (2)
      • Current organisation will be dissolved
      • AdvoCard (unincorporated) becomes AdvoCard (Ltd)!
    • What does it mean? (3)
      • New company will have the same aims and objectives as current organisation
      • Will do the same things as before (i.e. mental health advocacy)
    • What does it mean? (4)
      • Will need to have a register of members, who support AdvoCard
      • Will have a Board of Directors (instead of a Management Committee) who will govern
      • Staff will continue to carry out the work
      • Will need to register with Companies House
    • Will this affect the advocacy?
      • No
      • Will allow AdvoCard to recruit from a wider pool of potential board members
      • Leading to better leadership, a more effective organisation and therefore better advocacy
      • Training will be provided to Board members on their responsibilities
    • What happens next?
      • Vote
      • If approval for change is agreed:
        • Register with Companies House
        • Transfer assets and liabilities to new company
        • Inform OSCR (Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator)
    • Questions and Answers
    • Vote