AGM Delegates. (Photos: Stefan Pryimuk)

Delegates from as far north as Edinburgh took part in the AUGB's 65th Annual General Meeting, which was held in London on Saturday and was very ably hosted by the Association's local London Branch.

dscf0089-optimized.jpgThe meeting was addressed by the outgoing Ambassador of Ukraine to the UK, Dr. Ihor Kharchenko, the Apostolic Administrator for Ukrainian Catholics in GB, Bishop Hlib Lonchyna, a representative of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church in GB, Rev. Yevhen Stasiuk and one of the founding members of the AUGB, Wasyl Oleskiw

The event was chaired by Marian Kosmirak, assisted by Roman Leschyshyn, and included reports from the outgoing AUGB President - Zenko Lastowiecki, CEO - Fedir Kurlak, the Finance Control Committee and the AUGB's Tribunal (Mediation Committee).

dscf0093-optimized.jpgDuring the meeting, Dr Lubomyr Mazur was thanked for his services and is succeeded by Wasyl Oleskiw, who was elected Honorary President of the AUGB for 2010-11.

Zenko Lastowiecki was re-elected President of the AUGB for a fourth term.

The full details of the elections are (excluding deputies):

General Council ("Rada SUB"):  Lessia Djakowska /London/, Wolodymyr Karpynec /Coventry/, Anna Kecyk /Rochdale/, Petro Kormylo /Edinburgh/, Marian Kosmirak /Coventry/, Ewhen Kurlak /Nottingham/, Fedir Kurlak (CEO) /Nottingham/, dscf0096-optimized.jpgRev. Mykola Matwijiwskyj /Coventry/, Volodymyr Muzyczka /London/, Bohdan Ratycz (Second Vice-President) /Manchester/, Petro Rewko /Ashton/, Martyn Senyk /Bradford/, Iryna Terlecky (First Vice-President) /London/, Volodymyr Szlachetko /Manchester/.

Finance Control Committee:  Chair - Andriy Chymera /Bradford/, members - Zenon Sydor /Huddersfield/ and Bohdan Zamulinskyj /Leicester/.

Tribunal ("Myrovyy Sud"):  Chair - Mykola Lajszczuk /Keighley/, members - Mykola Scuplak /Leicester/ and Natalka Sokolowska /London/.

Iryna Terlecky presented the AUGB’s Tax Strategy which will need to be implemented by the end of this year.  All Branches represented at the AGM received full written details.  (Those Branches who were not represented will receive hard copies of the same through the post.)

Annual Membership subscriptions will rise to £12 p.a. from 1 January 2011. The concessionary rate has also been increased to £6 p.a.

The AGM added clauses to a draft text and approved a new rulebook for the Finance Control Committee. 

The AUGB’s General Council has also been tasked to prepare proposals to introduce changes to the Memorandum & Articles of Association (for consideration at the next AGM).

A full report on the AGM will appear in the next issue of Dumka (17 July).

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