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POSTPONEMENT OF AGM AND ELECTIONS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
27 April 2020
I pray this finds you well InshAllah.
In accordance with our Constitution we were expecting to hold our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June and elections in May this year. However, in light of the coronavirus pandemic and based on current government health guidance, it is increasingly unlikely that these key events can proceed at such time in the manner prescribed by our Constitution.
Following discussion with our external charity lawyers and taking into account guidance provided by the Charity Commission, the EC wishes to inform you of the following decisions with respect to the AGM and elections:
• AGM expected to take place in June is postponed to 1 November 2020
• Elections expected to take place in May are postponed to 18 October 2020
Consequently, the current EC will stay in place until the postponed AGM.
The EC considered various other options prior to reaching the decision to postpone these key events – including holding the AGM and elections through electronic means. However, as it is currently expected that we will not need to postpone these events for more than a few months, and with the aim of keeping to the spirit of our Constitution, the legal advice is that postponement is a better option for our charity at this time.
The EC will revisit the AGM and election decisions (set out above) periodically – taking into account, in particular, current government and Charity Commission guidance. Should it become necessary to alter the arrangements (set out above) we will inform members accordingly.
With Salaams and Duas
The KSIMC of London