Minutes of Medway Amnesty meeting on February 11th 2013

Present Ted Wilcox, Mary Smith, Rosemary Osgood, Ian Gray, Annie Skelton

Welcome New Members    No New members

Apologies None Received


Final information regarding South East Conference which Mary and Rosemary will attend

Copy of CVS news received via Mary

Treasurers Report & Fundraising

Discussion on moving bank account from Santandar/Mary to investigate Nationwide

£458 in account – money from Morrison’s yet to be added.

Morrison’s in Strood with 3 members raised £105 – thank you to Mary & Ted on a very cold day

Discussion on having a stall at the Hempstead Fair on the 19th May (Sunday) – however we do need some helpers so no decision taken as yet

Agreed to have a stand again at Dickens Festival on Saturday 1st June – Ian to Action

Discussion on Street Collection and where – agreed Rochester provisional dates 20 or 27th July - Mary to Action

Report on Caps

Ted had nothing to report

Poverty and Human Rights Campaign

Rosemary had no new actions apart from e-mail e.g. Urgent Actions

Death Penalty Action

Mary had nothing to report this month

Report on Action File

Ian had no news on this

Action from AIUK

Arms Trade Treaty - Ted and Rosemary had cards which Ted handed out for people to sign and send off to their MP  - Reminder the July 2012 UN Diplomatic Conference ended in a draft agreement which can be fixed if key loopholes are closed.  Final negotiations take place March 2013 so lobby your MP now

Planning for AGM 2012

Ted had contacted Richard Solly however two provisional dates now agreed of May or August – Rosemary to contact Richard re speaking at the AGM

Any other business:

Campaign for Women’s Rights in Afghanistan An information and Skill Share day on March 9th free event but need to know if anyone wants to attend – Human Rights Action Centre London. This is to coincide with International Women’s Day.

Ted had completed signatures for Shaker Aamer in Guantanamo – Ted to send off

Date of Next Meeting March 11th 2013 at 8pm









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