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    19 Jul 2021 - AGM

    Notice of NARS AGM on 26 August 2021

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    This year the National Association of Racing Staff will hold its annual general meeting in the Racing Centre at 7:00pm on the 26th of August 2021.

    This is the first AGM that has been held in Newmarket since 2016, we have moved the location of our AGMs around the country in order to give everyone an opportunity to attend regardless of where they work in the UK. We have previously held our AGMs in the South West, Epsom, Middleham, Malton and in 2019 we held it in Lambourn.

    We have always provided food and refreshments following the AGM for those that attend the event. This year will be no exception but with the Coronavirus still around some restrictions may remain.

    The AGM is an opportunity for the staff in racing to hear about the work NARS has done during the year, the vision and strategy for the coming year and a chance for the staff to share their views on how the organisation can better help or represent its members.

    It is worth noting that it was an AGM in 2016 that prompted the setting up of the Racecourse inspectors who have gone on to rate racecourses from a staffing perspective. This has led to many positive changes amongst racecourses in terms of the facilities staff have when going racing.

    The AGM is also where and when we publish our independently audited accounts for the preceding year. There will be an agenda published on our website and a Q&A session at the end of the AGM.

    For anyone who wishes to attend please email to register your interest.

    If you cannot attend in person but you have any questions these can be submitted to the above email address. Any questions must be received by no later than the 12th of August.

    I look forward to welcoming you and working with you for a better future.

    — George McGrath

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