All Royal Commonwealth Society members are warmly invited to attend this year's AGM on Monday 24 June at 6.00pm. If you wish to attend, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To download the draft minutes from last year's AGM, click here .
Options for Members post June 2013
I am pleased to advise that we have now finalised arrangements for membership transfer options after June this year when the Club closes. Thank you for your patience during this process.
Those members with an unexpired portion of their membership year of one month or more are invited to take up our offer of a cost free transfer to one of two clubs, namely the Royal Overseas League and Connections at Trafalgar Square (please click the links to access the individual offer documents).
Mindful of our duty of care to RCS members, we have tried to cater for all in negotiating offers with two differently styled clubs. Should you decide not to take up the offer we will arrange a refund. A few members have already thoughtfully offered to donate the balance of their fees, which is very welcome. Please use the Membership Options form to indicate your choice whereupon the necessary steps will be taken.
For those members, whose year has already expired or will do so around the time of the Club's closure, we have agreement from both clubs to waive the one-off entrance or joining fee. In addition, there is an offer of a two month free trial plus waived joining fee at the Adam Street Club between 1 July and 31 August 2013.
Many of you have expressed your sadness at the closing of the Commonwealth Club, it is a sadness we share. We are grateful for your many expressions of understanding and for your forbearance during this period.
Next month we will be contacting you with information about the new style RCS membership offering we plan to launch in July. It will be very different as we will no longer have a club but will focus on our charitable work, increasing our publications and broadening our range of events and will naturally be priced at a much lower rate. We look forward to communicating the detail to you in May.
In the meantime, I propose to hold two Q&A sessions at the Club for members to share their thoughts and suggestions about the new style membership offering the following dates in May:
15th 12:30 – 2.00 pm
23rd 5:00 – 6.30 pm
Please let us know, by emailing email@example.com , if you plan to attend one of these sessions.