Governance

Memorandum and Articles of Association.  The Articles of Association and the Memorandum of Association define the aims of the Society and how the Society shall be managed by elected members who are Trustees of the Charity and Directors of the Company Limited by Guarantee.
Copies are published in Adobe Acrobat (see below) or can be obtained by sending an A4 stamped self addressed envelope to the Chief Executive, clearly marked "Memorandum"

The  documents as approved at the Annual General Meeting on 25 June 2013 are below.  The Articles of Association approved at the Annual General Meeting 24 June 2014 will be added as soon as approval is received from the Charity Commission.

 

CURRENT GOVERNANCE DOCUMENTS:

 

The Articles of Association approved 2013 (pdf)

The Memorandum of Association approved 2013 (pdf)


Board of Trustees and Committees.  The SoG is managed under terms set down in the Standing Orders by the Board of Trustees, which may devolve its powers to Committees and Staff. Details of the membership of the Board of Trustees and other Committees is available in Adobe Acrobat format (see below).

Current Board of Trustees and Committee Membership (pdf)


Strategic Review.  During 2008 and 2009 the Society undertook a Strategic Review. Under the invigilation of an independent consultant key surveys were undertaken and an 'away day' held. Participants included Trustees, staff, key stakeholders, Fellows, Members and Non-Members to obtain a cross section of opinion. The resulting Strategy document has been produced and incorporated into the direction and running of the Society. Monitoring of the 'live' document is carried out via a Business Plan which is reviewed  by the Operations Committee along with comprehensive monthly management accounts (reporting against the annually prepared budget), all of which are reported to the Board of Trustees. You may download a copy of the Strategic Plan in pdf format (see below).  In 2013 a review was undertaken of the Strategic Plan and this is currently being written into an updated version.  This will be published as soon as it is approved by the Board of Trustees.

Strategic Plan (pdf)

Society of Genealogists Enterprises Ltd.  SoGE Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Society, established to be the trading entity for the Society to which it covenants its profit each year