This article was published in 2018, in Newsletter 140.
This year, we’re trying something new for our AGM. We’re moving it to a Saturday morning in January. The AGM is to be held from 10.30am to 2pm on Saturday, 19 January, 2019 in Clay Farm Community Centre, Hobson Square, Trumpington, Cambridge CB2 9FN.
We’re hoping this makes our AGM easier for more people to attend as it will no longer get lost in the many other events that take place in December. It gives us the opportunity to make it a bigger and better event where members can learn more about cycle campaigning and our work over the past twelve months. We’d like to be more family-friendly and have a little more time for members to share their ideas for Camcycle’s work in the coming years. We’re also trying a bright, new venue, the Clay Farm Centre, which is just off the Busway cycleway in Trumpington.
We will be announcing our trustee nomination procedures in the next edition of the successor to this newsletter, but if you have been thinking about taking on a leadership role, then now is the time to get in touch for a chat. You can meet with me or one of our trustees to find out what responsibilities come with trusteeship and the work that we expect will be required next year. Our current trustees have worked hard over the last year to complete key strategic projects and to improve our governance and this work will continue in 2019 as we introduce some big changes to support the growth of Camcycle. It’s an exciting time to be involved! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on trusteeship or if you’d like to propose a motion to be put to the AGM. See also www.camcycle.org.uk/agm2019
A confirmed agenda will be posted in the next edition and should include morning tea, a Camcycle update, the official AGM, panel discussion with inspirational campaigners as guests and an interactive campaigning session over lunch. Undoubtedly there will be an unofficial pub stop in the afternoon as well.
We’re looking for volunteers to help on the day. Please get in touch if you can help with:
- refreshment set up and pack down
- set up and pack down of the space (chairs, tables etc.)
- ‘checking in’ attendees and issuing relevant papers.
We would also welcome any contributions of cakes, biscuits etc to help with the morning tea. Perhaps we could even make it a bake sale?
Roxanne De Beaux