The MOA AGM and Prizegiving

  Sunday 27 February 2022


  •  10.30 (GMT/UT) AGM login.
  • 11.00 AGM
  • 12.15  Prizegiving

Please be patient when joining the Zoom session as we may be registering a large number of attendees at the same time. Do feel free to bring your own coffee!


Zoom Protocol

Large Zoom meetings are difficult to manage, so please observe the following protocol:

1)  Please mute your microphone (it will be automatically muted during the AGM, please do not unmute unless asked).

2) If you have a question, please use the ‘ask a question’ form (see AGM Paperwork)  in advance of the meeting.

3) If you wish to speak during the AGM, use the text option in Zoom  (the chat button on the Zoom control bar)   to ask to speak or raise a question – the Secretary or Commodore  will  either ask you to speak (remember  to unmute) or  he will answer your question after reading out  your chat message.

4) Polling – make sure  that if you wish to vote that you have the polling feature enabled, which can be found under Zoom settings. Click here for more details about the Zoom protocol


The online and paper (post) proxy voting forms will be available  28 days  before the AGM.

For members attending the AGM by Zoom, registration will close on 13 February. This is to allow the Secretary time to list all those attending, which can be checked against those logging onto the Zoom session. This will provide the list of attendees for the minutes.

Proxy votes should also be submitted to the Secretary by 13 February.

24 hours before the meeting, the Secretary will email those who have registered with  Zoom logon details.

At Anchor

2020 photographic prize winner

Due to the  ongoing  Covid situation and related uncertainly the General Committee has reluctantly decided to  hold the  2022 MOA  AGM and Prize Giving  by Zoom video conferencing on Sunday 27 February  2021  

Only MOA members who have registered may attend the  AGM

You will need your membership number to complete the  registration form. The form  can be found by clicking the link below

Pre registration helps with the organsation of the meeting as it  gives an indication of the number attending as well as recording who was present on the day

The format for the AGM and the prizegiving will be similar to previous AGM’s with the exception that it will be held on line using the Zoom video conferencing system.  For those unused to Zoom see the details on the right hand side of this page.

The agenda and resolutions requiring a vote will be notified to members by email  28 days before the AGM and also published on this page.   Members not intending to join the Zoom session can proxy vote using the on-line proxy form, or the paper proxy form to print out or post.    Proxy votes should be sent to the MOA Secretary by 13 February. Forms for proxy voting  and other meeting papers can be found by expanding the heading below ‘AGM Paperwork and Proxy Voting‘.   During the meeting those who are attending  can use the electronic polling system available on Zoom.   PowerPoint presentations will use the Zoom screen share option.

The prizegiving will be held immediately after the AGM has closed.

AGM Paperwork and Proxy Voting

Click the blue link to see the individual papers

Meeting papers are held in the Information Exchange, resourses, under AGM. If you have not set your browser to automatically log onto Info Exchange, you will need your logon details (name or email) and password. 

Register to attend online  Available
Calling Notice Available
Agenda Not yet available
AGM notifications and Proposals Not yet available
AGM minutes 2021 Available
On line proxy voting form Not yet available
Paper proxy voting form to print and post Not yet available
MOA Treasurers report and independant examiners report Not yet available
On line ask a question form Available
Paper ask a question form to print and post Available
Zoom Protocol Available


How to get Zoom

Zoom is a free download, there is no cost to MOA members.

The Zoom application can run on a PC, tablet or phone.  For a PC or Apple computer go to the Zoom website  (click here  or go to  ) If you have a tablet or smartphone, go to the app store, search for Zoom and download

There is a useful YouTube tutorial on how to install and use Zoom here

 Zoom  is very easy to use – the meeting host (the Secretary) will email the Zoom meeting codes and link to members registered for the AGM. To join the meeting just open Zoom, the enter the meeting ID and passcode  or just click on the Zoom meeting link. If you do not want to be seen, you can join a Zoom session with audio only, but you will still be able to see  and hear the discussion.

Calm before the Storm

2020 photographic prize winner

2019 prizewinners

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