FNF Thames Valley Branch AGM
29th October 2018
(Minutes taken by Nas)
Alain Williams, Giuseppe Trerotoli, Alan Newport, Paul Smith, Arthur Verdad, Simon Weston, Muhammad Raza, Glyn Wisdom, Nas Basra, Patrick Graydon, Will Loyal.
Matt Price, John Lloyd, Joe Farrugia, Graham Fletcher.
Approval of last year’s minutes
Reports from officers: Chair
Thank you to all contributors to the branch over the last year.
Positive year for the branch. Note that we have had some female members.
No interaction with other branches.
Some questions that the officers may want to consider over the coming year:
Would meetings benefit from a more formal structure? For example, limiting each case to 15 minutes?
Perhaps we should provide new members with an introductory documentary, which includes a precis, signposting and links? (Other branches might already be doing this.)
Can we run workshops, publicising these to other branches?
Reports from officers: Treasurer
£581 in bank account (£5 increase).
Charities bank account: no interest, tax or charges
Branch constitution means that we need three signatories on branch bank account (currently Alain, Arthur and Glyn).
Some questions that the officers may want to consider over the next year:
Should we move to electronic banking with one signatory?
All officers resign
Meeting temporarily chaired by A.N.Other. Election of new officers – unanimous (11-0).
Treasurer – Patrick Graydon
Secretary – Giuseppe Trerotoli
Chair – Nas Basra
Members other than Alain needed to take initial phone calls to our branch. (Initial calls typically 15-60 minutes long.)
Collections should happen at every meeting.
Can we develop a mentoring system, where new members are ‘buddied up’ with experienced members?
Majority of books in the branch library are now out of date. The lending system run c.2012-14 was not a success.
Senate e-mail list: update for new committee members.
Change of address letter, and new mandate for bank, still to be completed.
Letter for bank to be signed by Alain, Arthur and Glyn.
Letter to bank with new committee members.