Registered society annual general meetings and annual returns

In February 2021 the Board directed that registered societies may relax / suspend constitutional provisions, through its enactment of Regulation C5.e. In this way, societies may legitimately process routine business by adopting interim arrangements such as postal / online voting or remote meetings, as appropriate.

Whilst this was for six-month period relating to the processing of routine business usually dealt with at AGMs, this now been extended to 31 December 2021.

A guidance note for registered societies is available.

This outlines how a registered society may process routine AGM business in a procedurally compliant way, notwithstanding the content of its constitution. The Kennel Club is confident that this route will assist the many societies that have been unable to hold AGMs.