Annual General Meeting



This year’s Annual General Meeting will be on Tuesday 2 November 2010, 7.30 pm for 8 pm (ending by 10 pm), 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.

Our speaker this year: Mike Davies, Cycle Cambridge

Mike Davies, is the manager for the Cambridge Cycling Demonstration Town programme. He will tell us about the huge amount of work that has been going on, and what the future holds for cycling improvements in Cambridge. This should be an interesting talk which all members will find of relevance to their daily journeys.

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 10 October 2010. We will contact all members to give more information on the AGM shortly after.

Minutes of the last AGM will be sent round our members’ e-mail list a week in advance (or you can request a postal copy from us).

Elections

Mike Davies, our AGM speaker, promoting cycling during this year’s Bike Week on Parker’s Piece
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The AGM is the time at which a new Committee is elected. The Committee represents the ‘front line’ of the Campaign. On your behalf, its 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 thus, we hope, make a real difference to cycling in Cambridge.

As our charitable status application has now been approved, the elections this year will be the first for the new Board of Trustees that will form the Committee.

All the Committee posts, as listed below, are up for election – please consider standing!

An important change from previous years is that, to stand, under the new constitution of the charity, you need to have a proposer who will sign a note of support to stand before the start of the meeting.

The posts are:

  • Co-ordinator (and Chair of the Charity)
  • Membership Secretary (and Secretary of the Charity)
  • Treasurer (and Treasurer of the Charity)
  • Liaison Officer
  • Newsletter Editor
  • Events Officer
  • Recruitment Officer
  • Press Officer

And, last but not least, there are up to seven Officers Without Portfolio who are also invaluable for the general campaigning work being done.

You can find out more about the roles of the Committee members at www.camcycle.org.uk/about/constitution/#committee

Martin Lucas-Smith