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Those of you who were present at the last AGM on the 4th September,2012 will recall that I wanted to try to make a fresh start with the Society. Since then, in addition to my attempts to fund raise for the Society, I have been going through the numerous documents and correspondence of the past five years, which our former honorary treasurer, Peter Davies and our former secretariat, Allurentis deposited with me.
One of the things I have been trying to establish is a list or a register of members of the Society,as defined by the various provisions of article (1) Membership of our Articles of Association. I sought guidance and help from our former colleagues on the Committee, the web site managers, monthly bank statements and application forms for membership. Unfortunately I still cannot say with certainty who actually is a member. This is why I am turning to you to ask you to let me know if you have or have not paid the relevant subscription during the past six months, as required by article 1.4.3. of the Articles of Association of the BIFS.
I assure you that this is not an attempt to fund raise or even to ask you to pay your membership, but at this stage I simply want to establish a register of membership in accordance with the requirements of the Charity Commission.
Thank you and please do respond, especially if you have not renewed your membership but are still interested in supporting the Society.
Salah Al Shaikhly