Dear BSMM members
As you are aware the Mycology2020 meeting has been postponed in light of the CovID-19 pandemic. An important function of our annual meetings is to hold the BSMM annual general meeting (AGM) and consequently the AGM has now been postponed.
The organising committee of Mycology2020 are working hard to set up a date later in the year where we can potentially hold the AGM however, we have some important deadlines legally to meet.
The Charity Commission and OSCR (Scottish Charity Regulator) requires our returns submission 10 months of the end of our financial year i.e. by 31st October 2020 and the OSCR requires our returns 9 months of the end of our financial year i.e. by 30th September 2020. Whilst we may be able to achieve this, there is the risk, especially with OSCR, that we submit late returns with the resulting impact.
The executive of the BSMM will be meeting next week (virtually) to discuss the way forward for the AGM etc. You have already received the treasurers report so we welcome your input/responses regarding the financial statement and we inform all members in due course of how we intend to proceed with the AGM.
Best wishes as always and hope you all stay safe and well during this challenging period.
Honorary secretary, BSMM