A Governing Member is in effect a Member of the company registered on 1 July 2014 and has a very important role to play in ensuring the long term stability and sustainability of the National Trust.

While still enjoying all the benefits available to ordinary National Trust members, Governing Members will also have certain specific entitlements under the Constitution such as:

• the ability to attend and vote on resolutions at general meetings, usually one per year, called the Annual General Meeting (AGM) usually held in November each year
• to ask for a copy of annual audited company financial accounts
• to nominate and elect directors by voting at an AGM when required
• to vote on any change to the objects of the Company
• to vote on whether the Company may sell transfer or dispose of prescribed property

To assist in the understanding of a Governing Member of the Company as opposed to being just a member of the National Trust a Charter has been prepared that provides a clear distinction between the two.

On renewal of your Membership, please consider becoming a Governing Member of the Company so that you not only continue to enjoy the benefits of being a National Trust member but also have a
say in the future of your company. You can of course continue on as National Trust member if preferred.

To become a Governing Member please complete the application form and return to the Company Secretary, Ben Graziani either by email or by post. Details are listed on the application form.

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