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What is the AGM?
An AGM (or Annual General Meeting) is the meeting of the members of an organisation. Each year we invite eligible members to vote and help shape the future of our Society.
What do I get to vote on?
It’s a great opportunity to have your say and vote on who the board members are and how the Society is run. If you attend the meeting itself on Thursday 6th April, you can voice your thoughts and ask the Board any questions you may have.
AGM 2017 When and where
Here are some key dates for this year’s AGM. Don’t miss your chance to vote.
Postal pack received
You should have received your voting pack in the post by now.
9am Thursday 2nd March
In branch, by post and online. Don’t forget we’ll donate 20p to charity for every online vote we receive.
5pm Friday 31 March
Deadline for voting in branch
This is the deadline for voting in branch. Not sure where your nearest branch is?
5pm Wednesday 5 April
Deadline for online voting and receipt of postal votes
The deadline for online votes. Postal votes must also have been received by the Scrutineers by now.
11am Thursday 6 April
Annual General Meeting, held at the Leeds Marriott Hotel, 4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane, Leeds LS1 6ET. If you haven't already, you can still vote at the AGM itself.
We'll donate 20p to charity for each online vote
You can vote online, in branch, by post or at the AGM itself. We'll donate 20p for each online vote and 10p for each paper vote we receive. The money goes to national and local charities such as Depaul, Sense and Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation.
To vote online you’ll need your unique security code and password from your voting email or postal pack.
Our members are what matter
We’re more committed than ever to making sure we’re doing what’s right for our members, our colleagues and our community.
For over 140 years we’ve been helping our members save for their future and buy the home they want. In 2016 we set out our Corporate Responsibility strategy to help us continue doing this in an open and responsible way, so you can be proud of your Society. This includes everything from our work with charity and the community to our environmental impact.
Here are some examples of the work we’ve been doing to build a better Society for you and your community in 2016:
Accessible for every member
After listening to your feedback, we've been doing even more to make sure we're there for every member, whatever their needs or circumstances. We've increased our maximum age to 80 for residential mortgage applications and continue to offer Shared Ownership and Help to Buy Equity loan mortgages to give more people access to the home they want.
We've introduced specialist training for colleagues and procedures across the business to ensure we can offer vulnerable customers the support and services they need.
A greener Society
We're committed to making sure we're reducing our carbon footprint and 2016 saw us doing more than ever to make that change. We now use 100% Green Tariff energy, are actively reducing the amount we contribute to landfill, and are recycling 100% of paper used in our offices.
In 2016 our Contact Centre moved into a more energy-efficient building at Cobalt Park in the North East. The new premises offer eco-friendly technology such as rainwater harvesting and solar thermal panels. Our attention also turned to our branches, with the installation of LED lighting, which uses around 80-90% less energy than standard bulbs.
Working together for charity
Supporting local charities really matters to us, and our colleagues never tire in their enthusiasm to help those who need it. In 2016 the Society, its colleagues and members donated over £345,000 to charities and good causes.
As part of this, our members have also made a fantastic contribution to charity, generously giving over £118,000 through the Your Interest in Theirs scheme and Caring Saver account. Through these initiatives our members and the Society contribute to charity based on our members' savings accounts and the interest they earn on their accounts. So they can feel good about their savings in more ways than one.
If you can’t make it to the event itself you can still have your say by voting online, in branch or by post. If you plan to come along to the AGM, here’s all you need to know.
Date & Time
Thursday 6 April 2017
Leeds Marriott Hotel,
4 Trevelyan Square,
Leeds, LS1 6ET
Voting at the AGM
If you wish to vote at the AGM, please remember to bring your voting form or passbook.
Interested in the details? Here are the documents for the 2017 AGM.