Outcome of CGO AGM

Proposal 1 – Dissolution of CGO
Proposal Accepted. Six votes Yes, One Abstention.
Informal discussions commencing to see what might comes next.
I’ll email if I have any further news.
Michael Addlesee
Ex CGO Chairman

CGO AGM Zoom Link.

Here’s the Zoom details for tomorrow’s AGM at 2pm.
AGM Zoom Link <cgo.org.uk/agm-zoom-link/>
Topic: AGM Sunday 26th Sept Time: Sep 26, 2021 02:00 PM London
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Passcode: 931928
Michael Addlesee
CGO Chairman

Notification of CGO AGM and related docs.

Dear CGO Members and Prospective Members,
Please find attached the Agenda for the CGO Annual General Meeting to be held on Zoom, Sunday 26th September from 2pm.
Also included is a copy of the Chairman’s Report.
*Please Note: The rehearsal at Foxton Village Hall for the 26th September will be cancelled.*
Michael Addlesee
CGO Chairman

To all members/potential members of CGO

*To all members/potential members of CGO*
We only had 4 members including our musical director at the first rehearsal on 12th September which was very disappointing. Obviously there are perfectly valid reasons for not being able to attend but without a sufficient number of players in future, we shall not be able to justify the hire of the hall and the musical director. We may need to move to playing at a member’s home or closing the Cambridge Guitar Orchestra altogether.
Condition 6(c) of the CGO Constitution requires Full Members to make all efforts to attend rehearsals and to notify the Committee of dates they cannot be at. Would you please indicate which of the planned Sunday rehearsals you will be able to attend:-
1. September 26th (also AGM)
2. October 10th
3. October 24th
4. November 21st
5. December 5th
Please let me have your response by Thursday 16th September as the results will affect the Agenda of the AGM.
We shall shortly be sending out information about the AGM which the Constitution says shall be held at the second rehearsal of the Autumn term.

CGO – Summa part allocations so far

This from Mat.
Summa part allocations so far:
G1- Michael G2- Colin G3- David G4- Mike G5- Antonio
I’ve printed one copy of each part which I’ll bring with me tomorrow.

First CGO rehearsal for a long while this Sunday 12th.

Dear CGO members and friends,
I hope you have all seen the Spond message that Colin sent a while ago. I just wanted to remind everyone that it is this Sunday, 12th September that we have our first meeting in a long while. It is going to be very strange meeting up. Some people cannot be there as they are taking advantage of the eased travel restrictions. Mat will be conducting us and he has prepared an arrangement of Arvo Part’s Summa for us to start looking at. It is available in the members only part of our website. Please print off a copy if you can.
See you there, it will be fun.

CGO Update – Important News

Dear CGO Members and CGO Friends,
Since I last wrote in March there have been a few developments.
Valerie’s husband Robert has been appointed to a new teaching position. However it is in Dorset which means they will be moving. This is expected to happen in August. The committee got together via Zoom to discuss the resulting need for a new Musical Director. We made some enquiries to see who might be interested and I can now tell you that the committee are unanimous in proposing that Mathew James take over as MD when Valerie leaves. Of course the appointment of an MD has to be voted on by all the CGO members and we will be holding an Extraordinary General Meeting in July at which time you will be able to vote on the committee’s proposal.
Furthermore with the freeing up of Covid restrictions we shall shortly be able to restart CGO rehearsals at Foxton Village Hall. Colin our treasurer who took over after the passing of Hans last year has booked the Foxton Pavilion for June 27th, July 11th & July 25th 2021. He has been tracking the various measures that need to be in place to keep us Covid safe. Valerie and Mat are going to arrange between themselves how best to carry out the handover process over these next three meetings. The EGM is pencilled in for the 11th July. We will also need to confirm the dates for the Autumn term. Colin has proposed:
    12th Sep; 26th Sep; 10th Oct; 24th Oct; 7th Nov; 21st Nov; 5th Dec
For these rehearsals we expect to be in the capable hands of Mat. Valerie gave a glowing recommendation for Mat as MD and hopes to retain close links with CGO following her move and will still be available for on-line private lessons.
If you have guitar playing friends who you think might like to join CGO now would be a great time to try to entice them to start as we will all be coming back to ensemble playing afresh after the long Covid break.
Michael Addlesee
CGO Chairman