Meeting held at VCAT on
15th April 2002 at 6.30
Lloyd, Joe Statham, Joan Stevenson, Sharon Gleave, Paul
Hixley, Tina Huxley, David Nunns and Colin Barson.
Apologies: Sandra Waring, Cath Warrington, Donna Lloyd and
Strategic Aims for year 1. The committee discussed what
the initial aims for the association should be.
a) to raise the profile of the organisation through communication,
strategic partners and regular forums, to ensure the development
of the area was notified to the community on a regular basis.
b) To work with partners to develop communication and more
especially a newsletter.
c) To support the work of the jubilee party group.
d) Fundraising. This issue was felt to be a major effort
for the group. The committee stated they would start the
search for funding in line with aims as soon as possible.
Tina Huxley/ Sharon Gleave and Joe Statham to be signaturies
of the new bank account. A small start up grant would be
applied for through TMBC.
e) Training. The new association would look at training
and learning opportunities for the community and itself.
CB suggested that the new group could apply to be part of
VCATs voluntary sector training programme. Agreed to follow
this up. Tina stated that training is taking place and funding
would be looked for.
f) The committee agreed that a community base was required
and this would be investigated through the next few months.
The options would be looked at. All the committee would
take responsibility for this.
g) Linking into strategic partnerships. The committee wished
to form partnerships with other agencies. In the short term
the association will work with the strategic planning group
on Broomwood. Joe Statham and Joan Lloyd to attend the meetings.
Roles of the management committee. Dave Nunns completed
a session on roles of management committees, the specific
roles of chair, secretary and treasurer and information
on working together. The association will work towards electing
officers at the next meeting. The session included information
and advice on charity registration.
Constitution: CB addressed the meeting on the need to refine
the aims and objectives to develop these in line with charity
commission requirements. The constitution and association
are already formed. The association exists from the previous
meeting. CB to circulate suggested amendments for the group
Date of next meeting – 13th May 2002 at 6.30. Venue
to be notified.