Last night saw the Council meeting of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London. This is arguably the most important one of the year as it is the one that comes immediately before the AGM and hence before membership of the Council ends for some members.
The Council is made up of a number of titled positions – chairman, secretary etc; and six non-titled council members. I am presently one of these non-titled members. The people with titled positions have to stand for re-election at every AGM (but can keep doing so) while those of us in the non-titled positions serve three year terms. Those terms are staggered though in order to ensure that at every AGM two ordinary council members must stand down and be replaced (they cannot stand again for at least one year).
So at the AGM on May 16th two members of Council – at least – will change. If you are a member of the SHSL, and you can find another member willing to endorse you, you can stand for election to one of these posts. The present Council will also make two official recommendations. You will find details in your AGM notice which should arrive with you very shortly.
Proceedings are confidential so I cannot say what was discussed but rest assured, if you are a member, that we have a fun AGM planned and the good ship SHSL is sailing in calm waters.
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