Tuesday 12th July saw the biggest date in the Cobseo calendar; the AGM with 180 delegates including full and associate members, together with representatives from the MoD and House of Lords at the Victory Services Club.
Culminating in a Keynote address by Paula Sussex, CEO of the Charity Commission, the day included detailed report from the Chairman, Lt General Sir Andrew Ridgway, updates on Cobseo’s Communications, CMS and Cluster initiatives and presentations by a range of Cobseo members on their contributions to the Confederation.
This year there were three spaces being contested in the elections to the Executive Committee; The War Widows’ Association of Great Britain, AF&V Launchpad, SSVC, RFEA, Forces Pension Society and Blesma were all up for election. Existing members FPS and Blesma were re-elected and will be joined by new member RFEA.
Key to the day was the opportunity for members to network and the Cobseo team was on-hand to make introductions.
The day was recorded by the newly formed covenant-funded SSVC Forces Welfare Team who were interviewing members. The report from the day is available below: