One of the more important and serious nights on the OVFM calendar, the 2022 AGM is the one night of the year where club members get to air their concerns, ask questions and share their ideas for future programmes, so please don’t let this opportunity pass you by if you have something to say.


In keeping with the current climate, this year’s AGM will be held via Zoom, so look out for an email with the link from Barbara J. Darby soon, along with a copy of the agenda for the meeting and any other relevant documents.


Also at the AGM, we elect our Committee. Every year they work tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure the club keeps running, projects are conceived, outings and events are organised and all of the perks and treats you get to enjoy on a regular basis are taken care of.


Every seat on the Committee is temporarily vacated – including the position of Chairman – so anyone can who has been nominated or has decided to stand can find themselves as the newest member. While we appreciate everything they do for us, like anything an injection of fresh blood can make all the difference, which is why this opportunity is there for the taking.


You all should have received a nomination form via email a few weeks back and if you planned to stand or support someone wanting to stand then these should have been filled out and sent back to Barbara J. ahead of this meeting.


Incumbent chair Jane Oliver is now entering her fifth year in charge and has had to navigate the club through some unprecedented choppy waters over the past couple of years, but has kept her head and held the steering wheel as firmly as possible, whilst continuing to represent the club at externally and public events.


A reminder of the current committee as it stands is as follows:


Chairman – Jane Oliver

Vice Chairman – Vacant

Secretary – Barbara J. Darby

Treasurer – David Laker

Competitions Officer – David Roman-Halliday


Ordinary Members:

Annabelle Lancaster (FACI)

Andy Watson

Trevor Rogers

Mandy Carr

Brenda Wheatley 


Press Officer – Vacant


And remember it is not just the Committee who determine the future of the club and the projects that help us stay active creatively and socially – this is YOUR club so YOUR ideas and suggestions are equally valid and welcome. The club needs films to survive and we thrive on having great ideas to make those films, so please have a think about concepts and themes for future project evenings or other club events.


To download the minutes from the 2021 AGM please click HERE


Remember this is about your voice, your views, your club!


Thanks for reading and see you on Tuesday.


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