Re: NICE Annual General Meeting 9th October 2019

You are cordially invited to NICE Annual General Meeting 2019. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, the 9th October 2019 in the Agape Centre, 238 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 6GF, commencing 6.30 pm.

This year we will be holding a joint AGM together with Drumlin Wind Energy Co-Operative. Some members of NICE are also shareholders in Drumlin and it is also a great networking opportunity to meet up with like minded people.

We are delighted to have engaged two guest speakers for the evening from Northern Ireland Environmental Link (NIEL) and N.I. Forest Schools. We look forward to receiving an update from Craig McGuicken, CEO NIEL on our local evironmental agenda and Forest Schools will give a short presentation on the initiative they have been running in collaboration with Drumlin.

AGM registrations and refreshments commence @  6.30 pm the meeting will start at 7:00 pm SHARP beginning with the information session followed by Drumlin and then NICE business sessions.

We would be grateful if you could please advise of your attendance in order to facilitate catering & other arrangements by sending us an email to

At the AGM NICE membership is invited to discuss its achievements, the end of year accounts, the election of the Board and vote for the proposed resolutions. The draft Financial Statements to the 31st March 2019, the proposed resolutions and the annual report will be available in due course.

Board election – According to NICE rules (Rule 64), each year one third of the elected Directors is required to retire and, if they decide to do so, to seek re-election. This year, Cye Bannon and Douglas McIldoon are both standing down from the Board. However, we are pleased to confirm that both are standing for re-election.

The current Board also asks for nominations from new members to joining the Board. New nominations opened 19th September 2019, any member interested to stand must return this Nomination Form to by 5.00 Tuesday, 1st October 2019.

If you are not able to attend in person, you have the option to express your vote online and electronic votes will be counted in addition to the votes at the AGM. Email invitation to online voting will be sent to each member when the nomination period closes. The principle “one member one vote” applies.

We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday, the 9th October and if you need further clarification on anything please phone or email Tiziana O’Hara, Secretary on 07858 317634 or at . (Please note online voting will be made available in due course).