Amnesty Group Meeting 13th September 2012 - Notes and Actions
Those present - Richard, Maureen, Steve, Doug, Mu and Mike were at the meeting and we had apologies from Audrey, Tricia, Julian, Cherry and Heidrun.
From the last meeting - still no response from AI UK re Monthly Mailing; Mike to e-mail again.
Campaigns - Arms Trade: Doug had been continually put off by James Duddridge who had avoided meeting him to discuss the Arms Trade Treaty. A decision on the treaty had in any case been deferred. LGBT: Richard summarised recent events in LIBERIA, MOLDOVA, NORTHERN IRELAND, SCOTLAND, UGANDA,UKRAINE and the UK (his full report will get on the web site later!). Nothing to report on Poverty & Human Rights, Death Penalty, or Women's Rights.
Treasurer - We have £717.29 in the bank and agreed to send a further £200 to AI UK. Likely expenses for the Greeting Card Campaign necessitated keeping a larger than usual balance in the account.
Fundraising - Steve has the latest AI UK catalogue - if you see anything you like in the catalogue or on line at https://www.amnesty.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=431&ArticleID=431 then please order it through Steve 01702 47191 as the Group benefits.
After the Show on Saturday we haven't got any more fundraising events fixed but Maureen is investigating another meal at the Taj Mahal in Leigh in November and a Lazybones Boot Sale stall at Leigh Station early next year. Plans for an Art Lottery in autumn 2013 are proceeding - after another meeting of a working group in August we're pursuing SEC as a possible venue. Mike will investigate whether AI UK's insurance covers an event like this for damage/loss/theft.
That's it for now - don't forget:
Next Meeting Thursday 11th October at Avenue Baptist Church, Milton Road, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 7JX