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Contains information of interest to individual Members, including Membership Statement, New Members' Pack, how to apply for a Memorial Fund Award, Grants of Friendship/Invitations, and Membership Matters.

Contains all the information you need for the running of a Club, eg Membership Forms, Annual Returns, Club Governance, How to Start a New Club.

Contains information related to running a Region/National Association/Network, eg the purpose of Regions/National Associations/Networks, and Region/NA/Network governance documents

Contains documentation to help you communicate your activities, eg Template Press Releases, SIGBI Brand Guidelines and Logos, good examples of Club Promotional Material, How To Guides.

Contains information related to Programme Activities, eg a page for each Programme Area, Commission on the Status of Women, SIGBI Programme Database.

Contains documentation related to the running of the Federation, eg SIGBI Governance, Vision 2021.

SIGBI General Meeting

SIGBI holds a General Meeting once a year, as part of the SIGBI Conference.

All members are entitled to attend free of charge, and each Club can nominate a voting delegate to vote on the Resolutions on behalf of the Club.  If no member is attending from a Club, then they may ask a member from another Club to act as their proxy voter.

General Meeting 2018

Voting Accreditation

Please see below the voting accreditation letter and form, which needs to be returned to SIGBI HQ——no later than Friday 12 October 2018. Voting Delegates must be registered to attend the General Meeting, which is on Friday 26 October 2018—afternoon session. The session will start with a Programme Resolution and the Federation Project, both of which need to be voted on using the electronic voting system, and this will be followed immediately by the General Meeting. Delegates who have registered for Full Registration or Friday Day Delegate are automatically registered for the General Meeting, but you can register for the General Meeting Only if preferred.  This is free of charge, and will include the Programme voting immediately before the General Meeting. If no one from your Club is attending the General Meeting, then act now to ensure that you have a proxy from another Club who is willing to vote on your Club’s behalf:

Letter to convene the General Meeting 2018

Please read the letter below from Gina Coad, paying particular attention to the information about your voting delegate:


We have received four Resolutions to the General Meeting to be held on Friday 26 October 2018 in Liverpool., which are explained in the Amendments to Resolutions Letter below.

You are invited to submit amendments to the Resolutions by 30 June 2018.  All the rules for submitting amendments are included in the letter:

There are Appendices to Resolutions 1 and 2, which are shown below.  These are explained as part of the explanatory notes for each Resolution.  Note that the Club Constitution below is both Appendix 3 for Resolution 1 and Appendix 1 for Resolution 2:

  1. SIGBI Byelaws—draft May 2018
  2. Region/NA/Network/Country Constitution—draft May 2018
  3. Club Constitution—draft May 2018

General Meeting 2017

Please see below the General Meeting Minutes 2017 and the Annual Report and Accounts 2017:

Please note there have been no Resolutions for the General Meeting 2017.

  1. General Meeting Minutes 2017
  2. SIGBI Annual Report 2016-2017 – August 2017
  3. Director of Finance – Letter to Accompany SIGBI Financial Statements 2017 – 4 September 2017
  4. Director of Finance – Letter to Accompany SIGBI Financial Statements 2017 – Appendix A – 4 September 2017
  5. SIGBI Limited Financial Statements 2017 – Signed Version
  6. SIGBI Benevolent Fund Financial Statements 2017 – Signed Version
  7. SIGBI Diamond Education Grant Financial Statements 2017 – Signed Version
  8. SIGBI Emergency Relief Fund Financial Statements 2017 – Signed Version

General Meeting 2016

The General Meeting 2016 Minutes are below: