A report on the 2014 AGM, election of officers, sharing of responsibities
Here is a report by of this year's AGM by Pauline Lalor, Chair of our Farnham Local Group of Amnesty International (UK). It took place on May 12th.
A huge thank you to the 12 members who attended the meeting and AGM on 12th May and contributed to such a lively and enjoyable evening.
A reminder was given about The Polite Protest on Sunday May 18th, which Clive organises annually outside the Vietnamese Embassy, in support of our POCs. It proved to be an excellent event as usual and the few of us who attended were joined by an enormous number of enthusiastic Vietnamese.
The election of Officers was conducted with voting in an official manner but after that the proceedings were slightly less orthodox, taking on the flavour of a Group discussion.
Sadly Frances feels she needs to resign from her official title of Secretary and she will be sadly missed. We are extremely grateful for all her hard work and she will continue in a supporting role as usual.
Pauline was unanimously voted as Chair and Secretary.
Rowena, in her absence but with her consent, was voted once again as Treasurer.
All were concerned about Pauline taking on too much so everyone volunteered to share responsibilities. There was a united feeling of the whole group being proactive and pulling together.
These were the areas of responsibility identified:
POC case worker - Clive (Vietnam) and Tim (Burma)
Campaigns and Women's Rights- Caroline
Educational Outreach ( Cubs and Scouts) -Helen
Publicity- Graham and Sue
Web site- Rob
Archivist - Frances and William
Artistic advisors- Graham, David and Suzanne
Refreshments - David and Brian
Venue booking - Frances