Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Newham Fabians - Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I posted here on the AGM meeting of Newham Fabians due to be held tomorrow Wednesday 11 January 2017.

A previous "relaunch" meeting with Newham Mayor, Robin Wales, as speaker, had already been cancelled I understood because of a planned lobby by members of Newham Fabians and the local Labour Party about alleged forgery and malfeasance regarding voting irregularities in the recent Newham Labour Mayoral 2018 selection.

This morning I was forwarded this email

From: ###### #####
Cc: #### ##### ##### ####
Sent: Tuesday, 10 January 2017,
Subject: Re: Newham Fabian Society - AGM Notice *postponed to 30th Jan 8pm*

 Dear all,

Hope you are well.

Please note: unfortunately we are having to postpone our AGM to Monday 30th January at 8pm in Trinity Centre. We apologise for the short notice and for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Agenda will be tabled, membership form to join Newham Fabians will also be available prior to the meeting for anyone who wishes to join/renew their membership and it is £7 per year. I look forward to seeing you on the 30th January 2017 8pm at Trinity Community Centre, East Avenue London E12 6SG.
Best wishes,


I never received this email despite being a long standing member of the Newham and National Fabians nor did some other members. I contacted the Membership secretary and General Secretary of the Fabans to enquire why? 

It is also the date and time of the Newham Full Council meeting when many members of the Fabians who are Councillors will be expected to be there. 

However, a number of comrades have now been phoned up today by the Chair? of Newham Fabians to say that the AGM is still on tomorrow after all. I have just received this email 

Sent: 10 January 2017 23:13

"Dear Fabian member,

This is to remind you about the Newham Fabians AGM taking place on Wednesday 11th January. It is open to all members of Newham Fabians and of the national Fabian Society in the Newham area.

The AGM is confirmed to take place (note: earlier today a small number of members received a cancellation note - this was sent in error).

I look forward to meeting you at the AGM.


wtf is going on? I think this is as good excuse as any to play this favourite song from my long lost youth.

I will be going tomorrow even though I had rearranged things in light of the previous email.

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