The voting in the “virtual” 2020 AGM was as follows:

1. The 2018-2019 AGM minutes were agreed, subject to one minor change. Of the 182 votes cast, 179 were in favour of accepting the minutes. 66 were of these were proxy votes cast on members’ behalf by the Chairman. There were no votes against and three abstentions.

2. The Chief Executive’s/Trustees’ Report for 2019-2020 were accepted by members. Of the 182 votes cast, 181 were in favour, of which 66 were proxy votes, and there was one abstention.

3. The Financial Statements for 2019-2020 were accepted by members. of the 182 votes cast,181 were in favour, of which 67 were proxy votes, and there was one abstention.

4. Members voted to appoint Bishop Fleming of Sutton Harbour, Plymouth as accountants and independent examiners for 2020. Of the 182 votes cast, 179 were in favour, of which 68 were proxy votes, and there were three abstentions.

5. Members voted overwhelmingly for all of those standing for election, as follows:

Lady Kitson

(V-P)

Norman Cowling

(V-P)

Kate Ashbrook

(Trustee)

 

William Fell

(Trustee)

Keith Ryan

(Trustee)

Claude Williams

(Trustee)

 

John Howell

(Chairman)

 

Votes “For” 111 114 114 111 110 110 112
Proxy votes “For” 69 67 67 69 71 71 68
Sub-total – Votes “For” 180 181 181 180 181 181 180
Votes “Against” 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Abstentions 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Total votes cast 182 182 182 182 182 182 182

 

 

The DPA’s Trustees would like to express their appreciation and thanks to members and staff for enabling the Association’s affairs to continue with minimal disruption during this year’s difficult and unusual circumstances.