What does it mean to be a Member and how to become one?
As part of the AGM process, we have to draw up a register of Members of Mary Frances Trust.
To be eligible to register as a Member of Mary Frances Trust, you need to have lived experience of mental health issues or be a carer of someone with mental health issues.
The registered Members of our company are defined as those people who register as such 21 clear days before the AGM each year. Please note that being a client of MFT does not mean you automatically become a Member of MFT – you need to actively sign up to become one. This can be done as part of the AGM registration process during AGM season (scroll up for more info about our next AGM).
You do not have to be a client to be a Member, our volunteers, partners or anyone from the general public is entitled to become a Member of MFT.
Registered Members are invited to vote on the Annual Report and Accounts of the previous financial year and any resolutions posed at the AGM, and throughout the following year. Most importantly it is the registered Members of Mary Frances Trust who appoint the Board of Trustees. Each year at least one third of the Board will step down for re-election.
Please note it is possible to attend the AGM without becoming a Member. You’re welcome to come along to find out more about our charity but you won’t be able to take part in the voting which is for Members only.