Annual General Meeting



This year’s Annual General Meeting will be on Tuesday 1 November 2011, 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.

Dr Julian Huppert taking part in Reach Fair Ride 2011.
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Our speaker this year: Julian Huppert, MP for Cambridge

We’re delighted to announce that our speaker will be Julian Huppert, Cambridge’s MP, who will speak on the subject of ‘Cycling and transport in Parliament’. (His attendance may be subject to Parliamentary business on the day.)

Julian is a long-standing supporter of cycling, and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group. He is indeed a member of the Campaign, and has raised cycling issues in Parliament on many occasions and has used every opportunity to push for cycling improvements to national transport policies.

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 9 October 2011. We will contact all 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, or you can request us to post a paper copy to you.

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, 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.

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

You need to have a proposer who will sign a note of support before the start of the meeting.

The posts are as follows, and are described in more detail later in this Newsletter:

  • Chair
  • Co-ordinator
  • Treasurer
  • Membership Secretary
  • Liaison Officer
  • Planning Co-ordinator
  • Newsletter Editor
  • Events Officer
  • Recruitment Officer
  • Web and New Media Officer
  • Press Officer
  • Up to four General Campaigner posts

(The first three posts are also legally the Chair, Secretary and Treasurer of the Charity, respectively.)

The General Campaigner posts are invaluable for the general campaigning work being done, and are a good introduction to involvement in the Committee.

You can find out more about the roles of the Committee members at www.camcycle.org.uk/about/charity/boardoftrustees/

Martin Lucas-Smith