It’s the Charlton Society’s annual meeting this Saturday

Here’s Charlton Society chairman David Gardner

All Charlton residents and friends are warmly welcome to the Annual Meeting of The Charlton Society on Saturday 20 October in Charlton House at 2.30pm. You do not need to be a member, though be great if you could join.

We are very pleased to welcome our MP Nick Raynsford and the Deputy Mayor of Royal Greenwich, Cllr. Angela Cornforth and many local councillors.

But we can also celebrate a good year for Charlton, not just the football club being promoted, but the adoption of the Charlton Riverside Masterplan, a commitment to downgrade Woolwich Road, the 200th anniversary of PM Spencer Perceval’s assassination, the reopening of a heated Charlton Lido, the new Maryon Wilson Animal Centre Trust and the Charlton Village Conservation Area review and Charlton House Trust on the near horizon.

Altogether, there is so much happening in Charlton and so much potential. And some great coming together across Charlton whether for our parks and green spaces, heritage buildings, places of worship, the station and for particular roads and neighbourhoods.

Be great to see you on 20th and so stop for refreshments afterwards.

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14 Responses to It’s the Charlton Society’s annual meeting this Saturday

  1. Clay says:

    How clever to schedule a Charlton Society AGM to conflict with a Charlton home match. Is it beyond the wit of anyone to check dates against a fixture list that has been available since June? The conflict is made marginally worse by the fact – which could not have been foreseen – that Saturday’s match is Football for a Fiver and will have a much larger crowd than usual. So local Charlton Athletic supporters are unlikely to attend the AGM, and those not interested in football would have to brave the extra congestion. So clueless that one might almost think it had been deliberately planned to depress attendance at the AGM by anyone not already an insider.

    • John says:

      In all fairness, I wouldn’t be surprised if the date had been set at last year’s AGM, or if it’s ‘always been’ held on the third Saturday in October. While the conflict’s obviously unfortunate, I think ‘clueless’ is a bit strong. As for the idea of a conspiracy to depress attendance, I go for cockup over conspiracy any day.

    • The AGM was on the Footie for a Fiver Saturday last year too.

    • Joycey B says:

      Please note, our meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Saturday of the month, Regardless of Charltons FC’s Home Games. We have only one exception & that is Open House Weekend, when we meet on the 2nd Saturday of Sept.To give us members a chance to view other open houses.

      • Clay says:

        Somewhat late to reply to a comment made in October 2012, but thank you anyway.

      • ThePirateKing says:

        To be fair, the meetings also move for Easter if that falls on the third weekend.

        I’ve suggested to both David and Roden that the Society avoids a Charlton home game this coming year, even if it means moving (GASP!) the date by a week.

        It’s not fair that Charlton regulars should have to chose between missing the AGM and missing a League One game.

      • Joycey B says:

        Please understand. The speakers that we have, are booked almost ONE YEAR IN ADVANCE.. I do not want to get into arguments about this.It is just a drop in the Ocean. More important things going on in this world . To worry about when Charlton is at home..Let’s consider the comment Closed.Finished, Over.

      • Clay says:

        You’re the one who revived something that had been briefly discussed more than 15 months ago and then forgotten. Too much time on your hands, perhaps.

      • ThePirateKing says:

        Joycey – I think what you’re suggesting about not booking a speaker for the October meeting until nearer the time is an excellent one. That way, as you say, the Society can get the maximum number of people along to the AGM which, after all, will help the Society grow and survive into the future.

      • Paul C says:

        Oi, PirateKing! Charlton aren’t in League One (yet).

      • @ PaulEEC – I’m talking about October.

  2. Brenda says:

    Another point of celebration for Charlton: a Charlton resident winning a silver medal at the Olympics. Gemma will be at the Valley on Saturday – hopefully the fans will be given an opportunity to give her a cheer.

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