Just go this from Ian Collier at the Tolkien Society:
Blossoms Hotel, Chester 12th April
The AGM is the formal business meeting where committee members are elected and the running of the Society is discussed. This is followed in the evening by a formal Dinner with a Guest Speaker, this year Ted Nasmith has accepted the invite. Past guest speakers have included Tom Shippey, Michael Tolkien
and Brian Sibley.
While the AGM itself is naturally a members only event, the formal dinner is open to non-members, those wishing to book should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
2005: 50 Years of Lord of the Rings Conference in Birmingham UK, see www.tolkiensociety.org/2005 for details.
Note: Formal usually just means reasonably smart, rather than black-tie.