Annual General Meeting 2012



This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 6 November 2012, 7.30pm for 8pm (ending by 10pm), at the Friends’ Meeting House on Jesus Lane. All are very welcome.

The evening will begin with a talk by a guest speaker, followed by an opportunity for questions.

This year’s speaker

We’re delighted to announce that our speaker will be Councillor Martin Curtis, who is Cambridgeshire County Council’s ‘cycling tsar’. Come and hear his views on what the County should be doing, on his view of the Campaign, and quiz him on his plans.

Formal AGM business

The business of the AGM will then follow, including elections to the Committee.

Any motions for the AGM must reach the Co-ordinator via our usual contact details by Sunday 14 October 2012. We will contact members to give more information on the AGM shortly after.

Minutes of the last AGM will be sent to our members’ e-mail list a week in advance. Please let us know if you require a paper copy.

Elections

The AGM is the time at which a new committee – the Board of Trustees of the Charity – is elected. The committee represents the ‘front line’ of the Campaign. On your behalf, committee members assist with consultation responses, attend meetings, and administer aspects of the Campaign, all depending on the time they can spare.

It is an excellent opportunity to become more involved in the Campaign, promote cycling, learn about local government, and make a real difference to the local quality of life for all.

Every year all the committee posts, as listed below, are up for election – please consider standing! All members of the Campaign are allowed to vote.

If you want to stand for any of the positions, our rules require that you have a proposer who will sign a note of support before the start of the AGM. We are particularly keen to get candidates for the New Media, Education and Under-25 posts. We would also like to hear from you if you have expertise and passion in an area which could benefit us. The list of projects that need a guiding hand is long: educating bus drivers on the needs of cyclists (Oxford has set a precedent), inviting taxi companies to a dialogue about sharing the road, working with local schools, working with the press to create a positive dialogue between all road users, documenting the local history of cycling, working with artists to create a meaningful public discourse about cycling, challenging the colleges and universities to be heard in the conversation about transportation and health, working with public health agencies, using visual technologies to document problems and create a compelling vision of sustainable solutions, engaging with legal professionals to educate professional drivers, publishing profiles and stories of local cyclists, and much more. Please join us for this important work!

The posts are as follows:

  • Chair (= Charity Chair)
  • Co-ordinator (= Charity Secretary)
  • Treasurer (= Charity Treasurer)
  • Membership Secretary
  • Liaison Officer
  • Planning Co-ordinator
  • Newsletter Editor
  • Events Officer
  • Recruitment Officer
  • Web and New Media Officer
  • Press Officer
  • Education Officer
  • Under-25 representative
  • Up to two General Campaigner posts; any posts above unfilled will become general campaigner posts

The General Campaigner posts are flexible to accommodate your special interest or expertise. You can find out more about the roles of the committee members at www.camcycle.org.uk/about/charity/boardoftrustees/

Martin Lucas-Smith