Being a member of Sealladh na Beinne Mòire shows your support to the work being undertaken within the community and allows you to be a part of setting the direction of the company. We would therefore like to encourage as many of the community as possible to become a member.
Members will have voting rights at Extraordinary General Meetings, Annual General Meetings and for the election of Directors. Members will receive newsletters and other forms of communications, providing updates on projects and general information from the company.
All those on the Electoral roll for the Estate area of Eriskay, South Uist and Benbecula are eligible to become a Full Member. Additionally if you are on the Electoral roll within the SEERAD Estate and hold a SEERAD croft tenancy with a share in Benbecula General Common Grazing you can be a Full Member.
Those who are not on the electoral roll for the Estate area can become Associate Members.
Those under the age of 18 can become Junior Members and there is no membership fee for a Junior Member.
As part of the process for the Election of Directors we check the Electoral Roll to ensure that all our Full Members, who have voting rights, are on the Electoral Roll within the Estate Area, as per the grant obligations on the company.
Upon checking the list, if we find members details do not appear on the Electoral Roll held by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar under the address held by us we have to remove members from the Full Members list to the Associate Members List, which would leave them ineligible to vote. We then write to the individual members to notify them they have been removed and ask that they check their details and contact us should there be any necessary amendments which would allow them to be returned to the Full members list.
We would therefore encourage all members to ensure they notify us of any changes to their details to ensure our records are kept up to date.
Stòras Uibhist check the membership list against the Electoral Roll at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, up to three times a year and the membership list is confirmed one month before each AGM, giving a final fixed eligibility list for that year’s election of Directors and voting rights at the AGM.
To become a member you simply complete the membership form which is available below or from Oifis Stòras and return it to the office with the £1 membership fee.