NOTICE OF MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the 68th Annual General Meeting of the Women’s League of Health and
Beauty will be held at 2.00pm on Saturday 24 November 2018, at The Wellcome Centre 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK

1. To approve the Minutes of the AGM held on 4 November 2017 covering the financial year 2016/17

2. To receive and consider the Statement of Accounts to 31 March 2018 and the Reports of the Board
of Trustees

3. To elect Members to the Board of Trustees.

Note: Any members entitled to attend, and vote is entitled to appoint a Proxy to vote in his/her place and such Proxy must also be a member of the organisation.

Form for Proxy for the Meeting is available and must be lodged on or before Monday 19 November
2018. To be sent to: Clerk to the WLHB Trustee, WLHB PO Box 6981 Basingstoke, Hampshire,RG24 4GH or email a scanned signed copy of the form to alison.flcoordinator@gmail.com

Please click below to download the proxy form

https://www.fl-exercise.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/Proxy-Form-2018.pdf

The Articles of Association state that the Board should comprise between 6 and 10 members and no more than 50% of the Trustees may be teachers. Currently, the Board comprises of 6 Trustees, of which 3 are non-teachers and 3 are teachers. Two of the Board members were co-opted by the Trustees in December 2017 due to the resignations of two Board members at that time. They, as required by the Articles of Association, now stand for election.

In addition, the Board is recommending the appointment of 3 new trustees.

NOMINATED PERSONS STANDING FOR ELECTION FOR TRUSTEES OF WLHB

SALLY FLOYD (currently co-opted Board member)

My first and last love is movement and dance – I trained as a dancer in the late 1960s, then went to the University of St Andrews to study biochemistry, graduating in BSc Hons in 1972 and then gaining a Dip Ed. While a student I was encouraged to join the university officers’ training corps as they wanted my Scottish country dancing skills! Post university this led to a commission in the Territorial Army which I gave up in 1977 on the birth of the first of my three sons.

After a career break for child care and 20 or so years spent in education (both further and secondary) I came full circle in qualifying as a Fitness League teacher in 2007 while still working full time in an independent school in Edinburgh – teaching chemistry, Assistant Principal teacher within my department and heavily involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme as an expedition assessor, also serving as teacher representative on the Board of Governors for a time. During my teaching career, I studied through the Open University and gained an MEd which covered a wide variety of topics in educational theory together with management skills.

Having retired from full-time work in 2008 I now teach three FLexercise classes each week. I qualified as a Trainer in 2013 and have recently run 2 FLexercise courses in Scotland.

For the past 6 years, I have been secretary of the League Teachers’ Association committee, giving me
considerable insight into the way the organisation works and the relationship between teachers/management/EMD UK and trustees. As a co-opted trustee, I hope that I can now use my
knowledge and skills for the benefit of WLHB/FLexercise.

HEATHER JORDAN (currently co-opted Board member)

I was introduced to the Women’s League of Health & Beauty in Warrington in 1974. A wonderful lady
Mavis Dutton was my new neighbour and seeing me struggle with two children under two suggested that I took an evening off and went with her to H&B, she even offered her husband as a babysitter! As
they say, the rest is history.

I started training to become a teacher in 1982 and as it took 3 years to qualify in those days completed in 1985. I have been teaching ever since and moved to North Devon to start my classes. Soon after qualifying, I took another 2 years to become a Tutor and since then I have trained almost 50 students many of whom are still teaching. I organise the Teachers CPD courses as part of my role with the Training Group and am active with members organising leisure weekends and holidays abroad.

As well as my FLexercise activities in the past I have been; the chair of a local Citizens Advice Bureau; a town and parish councillor for over 20 years including time as chair; a member of an organising committee for a political party; a parliamentary agent; an organiser of care for a local authority; organised courses at a local FE college.

I now offer this wealth of experience as a Trustee.

DAN ROBINSON

I am husband to Lucy and a father of 3 who lives down in Worthing on the glorious South Coast. As a
volunteer, I am a running coach and co-founder of Run Academy Worthing, a local running club with
close to 100 members, and also a qualified personal trainer. From an industry perspective, I am currently Product Change Director at Royal Sun Alliance and have held a number of senior positions in Financial Services, having spent the last 14 years in the insurance business industry working for well-known digital focussed brands such as Direct Line, Churchill, Green Flag and Morethan. I am excited about being able to combine my digital, commercial and business transformation experience with my love of helping people find confidence, empowerment and belonging through exercise. Whilst being the first to admit I am not naturally musical, I will embrace FLexercise and am looking forward to learning
more!

CHRISTINE UNDERHILL

I qualified as a primary school teacher in 1974, with Music and Dance as my main subjects, and was
then offered the opportunity to run a Youth Arts Centre for the London Borough of Merton. After four years I decided to broaden my horizons so completed a post-graduate intensive secretarial course which led to several PA positions, the first of which was at the House of Commons where I was employed by an MP and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State.

Following the birth of my son (at the age of thirty-nine) I was offered, and gratefully accepted voluntary redundancy.

I trained as an FLexercise teacher eleven years ago and teach two classes a week. I have been the regional representative for Southern region and have also been Treasurer on the Teachers’ Association committee for the past seven years.

In 2010, I organised a national fund-raising event as part of WLHB’s 80th anniversary. I have also completed and submitted Gift Aid claims to HMRC on behalf of WLHB.

In my spare time, I sing with the Windsor & Eton Choral Society and held the position of Stage
Manager for seven years.

I am greatly looking forward to being a Trustee and hope that I will be able to make a positive contribution to this excellent organisation.

GILL WHITELEGG

I am a keen dancer and advocate of all dance-based exercise. I am a regular at local Zumba and Fitsteps classes, and a big believer in the power of exercise to enhance physical and mental wellbeing.

From my professional career, I bring over 30 years of marketing and advertising experience, having worked for some of the UK’s leading brands: IBM, Barclays and J Walter Thompson advertising. I bring a wealth of knowledge in online content development, direct and digital marketing and social media, as well as writing and editing skills, and campaign evaluation.

I am excited at the prospect of combining two things I love and hope that my enthusiasm and experience will enable me to make a significant contribution to FLexercise.

31 October 2018

 

Click below to view the 2017 minutes:

https://www.fl-exercise.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/AGM-Minutes-2017.pdf

 

Click below to view the WLHB report and accounts for 2017-18

https://www.fl-exercise.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/WLHB-Report-and-Accounts-for-2017-18.pdf

 

Click below to view the FLexercise income and expenditure 2017-18

https://www.fl-exercise.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/FLexercise-income-expenditure-2017-18-.pdf