Platform 6 AGM 2023 - Thurs 23rd Feb, 10.30am
Hi everyone - save the date for our AGM, which will be online on the morning of Thu 23rd.
The agenda will be published in this thread and emailed to P6 members in the next week.
During the previous fortnight, there will have been:
the Co-op Development Bodies Forum (10th Feb)
Future Co-ops weekend ('From Crisis to #coops') (10-12th Feb, deadline for bookings, 26 Jan)
Disabled people and Co-ops event in Leeds (free, 14th Feb)
First general meeting of workers.coop (16 Feb, 12.30-2pm, online)
a Radical Routes gathering (18-19 Feb, online)
So this seems like an opportunity for a general discussion to share items of importance, explore trends, synergies and conflicting agendas and to think about how Platform 6 Development Co-op can become a more effective, useful part of the co-operative ecology/solidarity economy.
If you have ideas for particular agenda items or discussion themes, feel free to use this thread to share them.
We are looking for active new members and directors, particularly people who like organising other people!
Cath M in Bentley (A Commune in the North/Radical Routes/Platform6) Wed 8 Feb 2023 11:27AM
While the AGM is open to all (please come!), only P6 members can stand for election to the Mission Circle or vote on agenda items.
And although we do want more active members, we definitely also want boost the number of members simply to increase the money available in the P6 crowdfund, so that more co-op ideas can benefit from small grants. Here's some information on joining.
Here's the link to join the AGM
The agenda is attached below.
Accounts for year ending 30 June 2022
For those interested in standing for election to the Mission Circle: you need to be a member and be added to the Co-op Members subgroup - then express your interest on the ‘Prospective Director Statements’ thread
Cath M in Bentley (A Commune in the North/Radical Routes/Platform6) Wed 8 Feb 2023 11:30AM
Perhaps it's worth exploring at the AGM why, out of 22 individual members and 8 representatives of corporate members, there are only 3 women.
adrian ashton Mon 13 Feb 2023 9:42AM
quick note to say that it looks like I won't be able to participate in the AGM now, owing to an arising care issue for one of my kids... but happy to vote by proxy on matters if there's a link I missed/forgot?
Cath M in Bentley (A Commune in the North/Radical Routes/Platform6) Mon 13 Feb 2023 11:32PM
Thanks Adrian, good prompt.
It's super informal and there won't be any secret voting, so I think just check out the agenda linked above, maybe the 'Prospective Director Statements' thread in the Co-op Members Loomio group and send an email with your votes on any of the relevant agenda items to [email protected]
Cath M in Bentley (A Commune in the North/Radical Routes/Platform6) Tue 14 Feb 2023 1:21PM
Hi again - Mark has helpfully pointed out that it's a legal requirement for Companies to send out proxy forms, so I'll be doing that at some point by email. In the meantime, you can download it here. Deadline for forms to be with us is 10.30am Tue 21st.
Martin Meteyard Tue 14 Feb 2023 1:45PM
Form says it's the first AGM of the co-op (though not crucial, I know).
Graham Tue 14 Feb 2023 4:26PM
Indeed - not crucial, nor even important. Thanks for putting it up there Cath.
Cath M in Bentley (A Commune in the North/Radical Routes/Platform6) Thu 16 Feb 2023 12:02PM
oops, thanks Martin, one always misses something, fixed now
Graham Tue 14 Feb 2023 8:55AM
@Cath M in Bentley (A Commune in the North/Radical Routes/Platform6) - many many thanks for doing all of this crucial prep work for the P6 AGM.
Austen Cordasco Thu 16 Feb 2023 11:35AM
Here is a document intended to define what Platform 6 is and what it does. It describes all the sociocratic management circles and all the projects that P6 is involved with. There are many gaps (highlighted) where, for example, sociocratic management circles have no members so it also serves to identify areas of capacity shortage. It is presented here to inform discussions at and in advance of the AGM.
Kate Whittle Thu 23 Feb 2023 8:48AM
Many thanks to all of you engaged in this project, especially @Cath M in Bentley (A Commune in the North/Radical Routes/Platform6) . I'm afraid and very much regret (see Cath's comment about gender balance in P6 membership) but I don't have the capacity to become involved. I've been a 'member' for some time, but not that you'd have noticed. I'm struggling with trying to reduce commitments as I approach retirement and getting involved in initiatives where I know I can be useful. I need to be realistic about where to put my limited energy and availability, so I will withdraw from P6 membership now. I hope the AGM goes well and wish you all the best of luck in the future.
Cath M in Bentley (A Commune in the North/Radical Routes/Platform6) Wed 1 Mar 2023 11:48PM
Thanks to all those who attended and sent apologies, thanks to fellow directors and minutes-checkers.
Kate Whittle · Mon 30 Jan 2023 10:40AM
I'd like to attend the Disabled people in co-ops event (now
postponed to 6th March) but I'll be in Rome with my choir (I'm
travelling by train, very excited!) so i can't attend. I'd love to
get feedback from anyone who is able to go?
On 18/01/2023 10:57, Cath M in Bentley
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