AGM 2021 minutes, Membership renewals and latest BCT bulletin

In this message we have:

  • Details of our recent Zoom AGM, including the minutes. See full details below.
  • An update below on 2021 membership renewals.
  • The latest BCT Bat group Bulletin, which includes news that updated guidance for Bat Groups from the IUCN and BCT, may be with us later in May.

SBG 2021 AGM

A huge thank you to all those who attended our 2021 AGM on Zoom on 24th April.

Our apologies that the free Zoom account we were using necessitated a half time break, and resulting in the meeting finishing mid-sentence. However, since the meeting invite went out we have secured the use of SWT’s paid Zoom account, so this should be the last premature ending.

Full details of the discussion and post-meeting updates are in the minutes below

Membership for 2021

In our previous virtual email AGM in April 2020, due to the pandemic, we decided to waive membership fees for existing members in 2020, and extend all memberships.

At this years AGM, as we again have limits on what we can do this year, we have again decided to waive membership subs for past members. However as we changed our GDPR statement in early 2020, we do need all members to agree to this, and the easiest way for you to do this is to renew your membership, and update your details if required.

It is perhaps easiest to explain this by year:

If you last paid membership subs in 2019 …

Please complete the renewal form by 30th June 2021. If you do not complete the renewal by 30/6/21, we will not have your consent to our GDPR statement and hence we will have to remove your email address from our mailing lists at this time.

If you last paid membership subs in 2020 …

Please complete the renewal form as soon as you can to update your details. As you have already agreed to our current GDPR statement, we will keep you on our email lists until our next AGM in April 2022.

If you last paid subs in 2021 …

Thank you! You are a current member, and there is no need to do anything. Your membership will expire at the 2022 AGM on 30th April 2022.

If you are not sure when you last paid …

All current members should have had an email explaining what to do. So if not, just email us and we can sort it out:

If you are new and would like to become a member …

You are very welcome! Full details of how to join are here: