I know the current season is barely under way, but I'd like to remind everyone to please think about possible events for next year while you're with other members on this year's events. We published a note to this effect in the latest newwsletter (page 5, at the end of the AGM report). I've reproduced the text at the end of this post.
The idea is to be able to publish a programme (albeit provisional) before Christmas, rather than try to move the AGM, and one of the best times to think about a future event is while you're already in the middle of one! I'd like to ask event organisers to dedicate one of the evening get-togethers to talking about "what shall we do next year?"
Here's a check-list you could use:
- Do we want to do this again next year?[/*]
- If so, same dates or different?[/*]
- If not, something similar?[/*]
- Or Something Completely Different (cue Monty Python theme!) ?[/*]
When you have an idea (more than one is allowed!) please post a new topic describing what you propose in the 2016 Events section of the web site forum. Any one else interested can then add their thoughts.
We will review all the ideas around October time, and try to put forward a potential programme for 2016. This will hopefully help everyone plan their holiday activities well in advance.
Post meeting additional comments from your Committee:
The Committee has carefully considered all aspects of this proposal in relation to the rules and concluded that calling an AGM in November is neither practical nor constitutional. However, we recognise the desire of members to formulate a summer programme before Christmas, so we are asking everyone organising and attending events this year to get together during the event and come up with an idea for another one (same or different) in 2016. Ideas should be posted on the web site before the end of the summer (the "Events 2016" section will be open soon), or emailed to Liz for publication. A full provisional programme will then be published in the October newsletter. We will see how it all works out and decide at next year's AGM how to take it forward.
Rick Jones (Treasurer) 1994 Mac 19 "White Lightning", Isle of Wight