Every year the GCN holds an Annual General Meeting in October/November/December time. This meeting is held to get our Member Clubs input for decisions that affect the entire Membership such as Constitutional amendments, decisions effecting subs, changes to the structure of GCN Membership and the Election of GCN Officials. This year the meeting will be held on Saturday October 29th.
Every Member club is encouraged to send along at least one of their committee to put forward their views and also cast their clubs vote. Due to the location of each club and the difficulty in finding somewhere that is easily accessible to everyone we also supply a 'postal vote' system run through the website so Member clubs that are unable to have someone attend can still cast their vote and have their say.
Traditionally the AGM has been held in Nottingham as it is a central UK location and up until last year it had been held at Warhammer World.
The GCNs' aim is to help build a community of tabletop gamers and build relationships between our Members, companies and hobbyists. To help achieve that aim we are seeking to turn the AGM into a GCN Members only event showing off our Member clubs to each other with the support of our affiliates.
Starting this year the AGM will be held in association with one of our affiliates at their HQ, this year being at Mantic Headquarters! Not only have Mantic allowed us the use of the Headquarters for the AGM but they have also said they will be able to put on some exclusive activities for our Members!
It gets better though as Mantic and Warlord have not only had a great relationship with ourselves but also have built a relationship with each other, with this in mind Warlord Games will also be in attendance with some fantastic displays and/or demos for our Members to take part in.
However while it is great that our affiliates are keen to be involved we want the focus to be on our Members. To this end we want our Member Clubs to come along and show off some of the amazing games and hobby that they engage in. So far we have 3 clubs who have confirmed they will be attending and putting on demonstration games, however we want to see more of our Members take this opportunity. So if your club is a Member of the Network and you want to come and take part please get your club contact to fill in the form below:
So the plan for the day is that this will be a full day event with any Member of a GCN Member able to attend for free!!!! While the games our Members are showing off will be playable from the doors opening we will hold the actual AGM portion first thing and make sure everyone gets more time to meet their fellow members and engage in the hobby.
To help celebrate our members and those who attend we will be running competitions on the day as well. These are designed not just for individuals attending the day but also the clubs as well and to celebrate them.