KPA Day (Virtual Event) The eighth annual KPA Day is here! This year's event is entirely virtual and will be taking place on Saturday 27th March. We have two excellent speakers lined up to give you the latest information and there'll also be an AGM* and Council meeting**. Programme 10.00 - 10.05 Welcome - Jim Higgins, Chair NKF 10.05 - 10.35 The impact of COVID-19 on the dialysis world - Paul Cockwell, Consultant Nephrologist 10.35 - 11.20 AGM 11.20 - 11.30 Comfort break 11.30 - 12.00 The impact of COVID-19 on kidney donation and transplantation and update on the new strategy for organ donation and transplantation - Rommel Ravanan, Chair - Kidney Advisory Group, NHSBT 12.00 - 13.00 Council Meeting 13.00 Close All the meetings will be chaired by Jim Higgins, NKF Chairman This year has seen the NKF step-up to help during the worst pandemic in living memory. The restrictions put in place by the government curtailed our movements but not our effectiveness; we helped all patients with up-to-date information via our Helpline and the design and distribution of thousands of lanyards and face masks. The nomination forms are your chance to put forward a candidate to serve on the NKF executive committee for the next year and we urge you to get involved. This is your charity. Please return all forms to [email protected] or National Kidney Federation, The Point, Coach Road, Shireoaks, Worksop S81 8BW no later than Friday 12th February 2021. Register Non-members are welcome to attend If you would like to become a member of the executive committee, download our application form. If you wish to change your vote as a KPA member, you can do so by downloading this form. * 1. Full member Associations may send representatives.2. Associate Members, Affiliated Members and Friends Members may attend and speak on non-policy matters, but are not entitled to vote.3. If the official representative of any Full Member Association is unable to attend, then a substitute representative may attend and vote on behalf of that Association. Written notification of the substitution to be given in writing prior to the meeting.The Council shall consist of one representative from each Full Member Association. At the AGM the Council will elect the executive committee. Up to three executive committee members may be individuals who are members of the Federation, but not members of any member Kidney Patients' Association (KPA). Any such individual must have their nomination proposed or seconded by one of the current trustees. Any individual who is a member of a member KPA may stand for election to the executive committee, subject to a maximum of two individuals from any individual KPA. All nominations must be proposed, seconded and submitted in writing to the Federation to arrive no later than 42 days before the date of the annual general meeting (AGM).4. Either the proposer or seconder MUST be a member of the nominee's own KPA. No individual may propose or second more than two nominees for election to the executive committee in any one year.5. Full and Associate Member Associations may propose candidates for election and may submit propositions and items for the agenda.6. The executive shall consist of no less than 11 and no more than 16 members elected by representatives of Full Members of the Federation, including a maximum of 6 officers. All trustees shall retire annually, but are eligible for re-election provided that no trustee may serve for a period of more than seven consecutive years, except in respect of existing officers who wish to continue beyond the seven years limit in order to complete a three-year term of office to an elected position already held. No individual shall be eligible to stand for election as chairperson until he or she has served for at least 12 months as a trustee. No KPA shall have more than one person who is a member of that KPA serving as an officer of the executive committee. Ballot papers shall be given to Full Members at the annual general meeting and the counting of the ballots will take place at such meeting. The election of trustees shall be carried by simple majority of the votes cast and in case of equality of votes, the chairperson shall decide between those candidates by lot, and proceed as if the candidate on whom the lot falls had received an additional vote. The chairperson shall announce the results at the annual general meeting. Where there are no more nominations than vacant posts, the candidates shall be declared elected at the annual general meeting without the necessity of a vote.7. All nominations must be accompanied by a brief statement supporting their candidature together with a signed 'Charity Trustees Eligibility form'.8. The quorum at an AGM shall be 30% of Full Member Associations' representatives.All nominations must be submitted in writing by post to the National Kidney Federation, The Point, Coach Road, Shoreoaks, Worksop S81 8BW or via email at [email protected] no later than Friday 12th February 2021.The agenda will be circulated to each Member Association representative no later than Friday 5th March 2021. Full copies of the Memorandum and Articles of Association are available upon request. ** Notice is hereby given that a meeting for the council will take place via Zoom at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday 27th March.Member Associations are invited to put forward items for the agenda, details to be received at the head office no later than Friday 26th February 2021.Associate Members, Affiliated Members and Friends Members may attend council meetings and may speak on non-policy matters. Only official representatives of each Full Member Association shall be entitled to speak and vote on items of formal business.Voting shall be by show of ballot cards or by secret ballot, if directed by the chairperson.The decision of the chairperson on all questions or order and conduct of council meetings shall be final.A quorum shall consist of 30% of Full Member Associations' representatives.If the appointed Federation representative of any Member Association is unable to attend, a substitute representative may attend and vote, if so entitled, on behalf of that Association. Notice of substitution must be given in writing in all cases prior to the meeting.Opinion expressed at council meetings shall not be legally binding upon the trustees, but such expressed council views will form advice that the trustees should consider.