A successful 2nd AGM of Secret Projects Community Benefit Society 21/9/22

A successful 2nd AGM of Secret Projects Community Benefit Society 21/9/22

 28th Sep 2022 |  Blog |  Margaret Ring


Secret Projects Community Benefit Society (SPCBS) 2nd AGM September 21st 2022
The 2nd AGM of SPCBS was held on Wednesday 21st September 2022 from 1-2pm BST.

We were delighted to welcome 44 Shareholders to the meeting who attended either in person or represented by a proxy. 7 Shareholders sent apologies for absence.
The presentations and Agenda
The 4 Directors of SPCBS (Banke Ajayi, Fritha Vincent Mason,  each gave presentations, covering:

Our Profit and Loss statement, sales activities and plans, communications, our operation in India, Society rules as well as the re-election of our CEO, Fritha Vincent Mason.

The Directors were delighted with the outcome of the meeting and received some positive feedback from Shareholders

"That was really clear, thank you." Clare

"Your meetings are great, on time and easy to understand."

The Directors also received thanks for bring Secret Projects through a very challenging time globally during the pandemic.

As a team, we would like to say a heartfelt and warm thank you to all Shareholders for supporting and contributing to our vision of a world where all women have the confidence and resources to make choices, thrive and contribute to the strengthening of their communities
The recording and minutes of the meeting
The recording and the minutes of the 2nd SPCBS AGM held on 21st September 2022, will be sent to Shareholders by Thursday 29th September 2022.

 

Photo: A screen shot taken at the SPCBS AGM featuring our Shareholders and staff.

 

 

 

 

More

Our first destash!

Our first destash!

What to do on a rainy Sunday? Hold our very first destash! You may be asking what a destash is?  In short, it's a call out to people to go through old . . . sewing supplies and fabric etc. and donate it to a good cause. With that good cause being Secret Projects! We set up in the Pulborough Village Hall (which is close to where our Business Unit is), and, through various advertising methods, the word had spread and we were delighted to welcome scores of people who came along with their very gratefully received donations. Donations weren't just brought in on the day, we had parcels sent to us and others dropped supplies round to our CEO's house in Pulborough ahead of the official destash day. In total we collected 325 kilos of delici0us pre-loved sewing supplies. Much of the fabric donated has been sorted and will be made up into our ever popular and best selling scrap packs available through our eBay and Etsy Stores. In fact, we now have over 30 different scrap packs to purchase and more will be added, so do keep visiting our stores. We are still taking donations and if you do have any fabric or pre-loved sewing supplies, please do get in touch via fritha@secretprojects.org And of course the most enormous thank you everyone who donated to, and also helped us run our very first destash! More to come! Let's hear it for destashing!   Image: offering a cup of tea to all who came along to the destash was one way of us saying a big thank you.
Continue reading >
We would LOVE you to donate any unwanted sewing supplies to us!

We would LOVE you to donate any unwanted sewing supplies to us!

We can make such good use of your pre-loved sewing supplies We have added various items of pre-loved sewing supplies to our online stores, including . . . scrap fabrics and buttons for the past few years and it has developed into a small but very good source of income for our Community Benefit Society. The pre-loved sewing supplies market is only getting stronger and is something we are keen to develop and grow and are therefore putting out an 'ask' to our customers and supporters (and of course, anyone else who reads this!) for your old sewing items. We would LOVE them! Ideas for sewing supplies donations! From scrap fabric, to buttons, to pins, to needles, to embroidery equipment, we would adore to talk to you about what you have. Sewing items can often have sentimental value - in fact, our Comms Manager, Margaret was just telling us about a pin cushion she has of her mother's that she could only give away to someone who would really appreciate, and make good use of. Maybe this has resonated with you. So, if you do have sewing supplies you would like to donate, please email Fritha Vincent Mason at: fritha@secretprojects.org. We would just LOVE your pre-loved sewing supplies!  
Continue reading >
The 2024 AGM of SPCBS will take place on 24th January 1-2pm UK time

The 2024 AGM of SPCBS will take place on 24th January 1-2pm UK time

The 2024 Annual General Meeting of Secret Projects Community Benefit Society We are delighted to announce that 2024 The Annual General Meeting of . . . Secret Projects Community Benefit Society will take place on January 24th at 1-2pm UK time. All Shareholders are warmly invited and notification and the agenda plus financial information have been sent out. Please do check inboxes and junk folders and if not received, please email: invest@secreprojects.org. We very much look forward to seeing our Shareholders and providing an update on our progress over the last year.    
Continue reading >