AMNESTY MEDWAY MINUTES JANUARY 14TH 2013

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MEDWAY

MINUTES FOR ORDINARY MEETING JANUARY 14TH 2013

PRESENT: Ted Wilcox, Mary Smith, Rosemary Osgood 

APOLOGIES:  Carol Gravestock, Ian Gray

Welcome New Members None

Correspondence: Rosemary had received a response letter from Mark Reckless re The Justice Bill basically stating he has not decided which way to vote – she will send this to the activism team.

Reminder that the South East Amnesty Conference is on February 23rd in Canturbury (programme attached) Mary and Rosemary will attend so far – please let me know if you are interested in attending re lunch numbers.

Brief Discussion on AIUK EGM and resolutions passed and not passed  - info on website plus Rosemary has paper copies.

Treasurers Report and Fund Raising

£326 left after donation to AIUK4 of £100 as agreed at December meeting

February 3rd fundraising will take place at Morrison’s in Strood  - members of the group agreed to shake a tin  - other venues planned

Report on Caps  Nothing to report

Poverty and Human Rights Campaign  Nothing to report  

Report on Death Penalty action   Nothing to report

Report on Action File None

Action from AIUK  No action for January from AIUK

December action on Asylum Seekers – Ted Wilcox wrote to his local MP in relation to this – information is on website under resources

Planning for AGM 2013  A very provisional date of 9th Sept (this may change)  - ideas for speakers 1/ To have a training session on Housing (links with the Poverty & Human Rights Campaign) 2/ Ted suggested a contact to talk about Mining (more details later) 

Any Other Business

Guantanamo petition for signatures to be used by group at events

Date of next meeting: 11th February at 8pm Friends Meeting House Rochester

 

 

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