Invitation to the
Annual General Meeting of Edenbridge Bonfire Society Limited
British Legion, Edenbridge 22nd April 8.00pm
This is the beginning of a whole new chapter for Edenbridge Bonfire Society.
After a decade of increasing success, we re-formed ourselves as a not for profit Company limited by guarantee a few days before the event in 2012. This was a really important decision and an important step for the future. The move protects and cements our role in the local community organising events and raising funds for local charities and also provides some clarity and important protections for all our members.
We have grown and continue to grow our team. As a successful Bonfire Society, with a national profile which organises one of the biggest and best known events in the region and supports a host of other community events throughout the year, we need to make sure that we are professional in everything that we do. We want to bring more people into the team so we can reinforce what we already have with fresh ideas and new skills.
We recently joined the Sussex Bonfire Council – the group that provides the co-ordination between the many traditional Bonfire Societies across Sussex and Kent.
Our new Social Committee has taken Edenbridge firmly back into the regional Bonfire scene, sending visiting parties to take part in other Bonfire celebrations across the area. They have had tremendous fun, meeting lots of very friendly people, raising the profile of Edenbridge and also winning prizes for costumes. We want to do even more this year.
This invitation is going out to all friends in the community, including the volunteers that through their hard work and generous commitment of time help to make the celebrations such a success and the local groups who make such a fantastic effort building floats and making costumes in order to take part in the procession each year.
We do hope you can make time to come along – we want to tell you about our progress and plans, we want to hear your views and explain the important benefits of signing up as a Member Edenbridge Bonfire Society Limited.
We also look forward to some social engagement, buying you a drink and an opportunity to say thank you for supporting us.
Hope to see you at the Legion on 22nd April!