CND Annual General Meeting & Policy Conference 2021

Event Date: 16th October 2021
Location: Internet

CND Annual General Meeting & Policy Conference 2021

The final deadline for registration is Monday 27th September.

First Mailing

 

Dear CND Groups, Areas, Regions, Nations, Specialist Sections and Affiliates,

 

We look forward to welcoming you to CND’s AGM and annual conference, this year titled No New Nuclear Arms Race which will be held on Saturday 16th October and Sunday 24th October.

 

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we will be holding our conference online again this year, so members can take vital decisions and carry out crucial discussions while keeping everyone safe, and because at the time of writing it is too uncertain to plan a physical gathering of this size.

 

CND’s AGM and policy conference will take place on Saturday 16th October, and our public conference for discussion and debate will take place on Sunday October 24th. Please join us!

 

Saturday 16th October – CND AGM & Policy Conference

 

The AGM will include elections for Officers and directly elected council members. The review of campaigning activities and finances will be taken at the AGM.

 

Following on from the AGM there will be policy and strategy debates centred on motions submitted by groups and members. This is our policy conference that provides members with the important opportunity to decide our overall direction for the coming year so please do encourage as many of your groups or members as possible to join and contribute!

 

Pre-Conference Timetable

 

Action

Deadline

Nominations for Officer and directly elected National Council positions

2nd August

Submitting resolutions

2nd August

Deadline for amendments to ordinary resolutions, deadline for special resolutions, i.e constitutional amendments and amendments to our strategic objectives

10th September

Accepting Nominations for Officer and directly elected National Council positions

31st August

Registering for conference

27th September 12 noon

Submitting emergency resolutions

11th October 12 noon

 

Registration Fees

 

This year there will be no registration fee for conference delegates.

 

Information about CND AGM and Policy Conference

 

Who can participate?

 

CND Groups, Areas, Regions, Nations, Specialist Sections and Affiliates are all entitled to send delegates to CND conference and AGM. Individual members are also eligible to participate. All those voting at the AGM must be company members of CND (a legal obligation because CND is a company limited by guarantee). Unless you have specifically opted out of company membership, national CND membership includes this. Conference registration will be opening shortly.

 

The number of delegates eligible to attend conference and the number of votes to which your group is entitled will be emailed to groups in late September by the Supporter Database Manager. The number of company members in your group determines your voting entitlement at conference. To maximise your votes, make sure as many of your members as possible are company members as well as members of CND by Monday 6 September.

 

Nominations

 

Please send nominations for officers and directly elected Council members to Kirsty Stewart at [email protected]. Please provide contact details for your nominees (a current email address is enormously helpful) and your own contact details, including email addresses where possible. We will confirm receipt of your nomination by email; if you don’t hear from us within 3 working days, please send it in again.

 

Resolutions

 

Please see the online Conference page for information about submitting resolutions to Conference, which can be done through our website. The detailed rules about resolutions are contained in the Conference Standing Orders, which are also available online. Alternatively, you can email resolutions to [email protected]. We will confirm receipt of your resolution by email; if you don’t hear from us within 3 working days, please send it in again.

 

Compositing

 

If you are submitting a resolution please provide contact details for a representative available to agree compositing during the two weeks from August 2nd, but particularly in the first week of August.

 

Registration deadline

 

Please help our team by registering as early as possible for Conference. The final deadline for registration is Monday 27th September.

 

Further Help

 

We hope that the information in this mailing will help you play an active role. If these procedures are unclear, please contact us using the details below and we will be happy to clarify them or talk you through any points.  You will receive further information about Conference in the summer membership edition of Campaign and in future Conference mailings. As more information becomes available we will also be updating the website at www.cnduk.org/conference.

 

Contact details

 

Please send enquiries by email if possible.

 

Email: [email protected] with the subject line CND Conference 2021.

 

Write to: CAWG, Mordechai Vanunu House, 162 Holloway Road, London, N7 8DQ

Telephone: Ask for Kirsty Stewart or Kate Hudson on 020 7700 2393

Yours in peace,

Daniel Blaney, Katy West & Hannah Tweddell
CAWG (Conference Arrangements Working Group)

Find out more – call Caroline on 01722 321865 or email us.