VANEL Annual General Meeting
The VANEL Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2016 took place on
Thursday 15th September 2016 at 4pm
at the Parkway Cinema in Cleethorpes.

All Members and Friends weree invited to attend for this formal part of our yearly calendar.  We started with networking and then followed with a mini “VANEL Film Festival” showcase work of VANEL past, present and future visually.

Historical information about the 2016 AGM are further down this page (click each section to open).

The 2017 VANEL AGM will take place in October 2017 and this page will be updated closer to the time.

Please keep an eye on this page ( or our news feed for updates on the AGM.

  • The formal Annual General Meeting begins at 4pm.

    Join the VANEL team from 2.30pm for refreshments and networking.  At 3pm VANEL will be presenting a visual journey through our past, present and future work and this will conclude in advance of the formal AGM at 4pm.

  • Starts at 4pm at the Parkway Cinema, Cleethorpes.

    The running order will be:

    Minutes of 2015 AGM
    Matters Arising
    Annual Report 2015/16
    Presentation of 2015/16 Accounts
    Appointment of Auditors 2016/17
    Membership Fees for 2017
    Change to Executive Committee powers
    Election of Executive Committee
    Any Other Notified Business

    The AGM is expected to last until 4.30pm at the latest.

  • parkway photoThe Annual General Meeting will take place at

    Parkway Cinema Cleethorpes
    Kings Road
    DN35 0AQ

    Maps and directions to the cinema are on their website here.

  • Each year we share a report on our activities over the previous financial year.  This year we’re presenting our “report” visually before the AGM – come along for the 3pm showing to find out more.

    A more formal “Report from the Trustees” has just been issued in DRAFT and can be read here. (This only becomes final once adopted at the AGM in September).

    The previous Annual Report (for 2014-15) is still available online at

  • Before and after the AGM itself, there will be a chance to network with each other and with VANEL staff and volunteers. There will be a number of stands explaining some of the VANEL programmes and activities.

  • The Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company (Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire) requires its members to elect an Executive Committee at its Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Executive Committee should have at least five members and not more than fifteen members.

    We therefore need a maximum of fifteen nominations for members of the Executive Committee. Nominations must be from an organisation that is currently a Member of Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire (VANEL).

    The Honorary Officers, namely Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Minute Secretary will be elected from amongst their number at the first meeting of the Executive Committee following the Annual General Meeting.

    N.B: All new Trustees will now be interviewed

    IF you/your organisation is a MEMBER organisation of VANEL (not a Friend), then you can download a copy of the Nomination form to use here.

  • Please let us know whether you, or someone else from your organisation is able to attend the Annual General Meeting on 15th September.

    Either phone Peter Hewson at VANEL on 01472 231123.
    Or email or

    You should have received a “Reply slip” with your invitation letter, and you can either email this back as above or post it to us at
    VANEL, 23 Bargate, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire DN34 4SS

    Or you can tell us you are coming via the electronic reply form below:

    If you are unable to make the AGM, please still let us know if you can.

    Thank you

  • Formal Invitation

    A copy of the formal invitation letter to VANEL Members and Friends can be downloaded below

    Invitation to Members
    Invitation to Friends
    Nomination Form for Member Organisations
    Reply slip