All members, volunteers and supporters of the Newark & Southwell Branch of the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) are warmly invited to attend the Annual Meeting.
You are invited to our family picnic. The picnic will be held in Tina's garden (weather permitting). Alternatively, we'll set up our blankets inside. Please bring your own picnic. Teas, coffees, soft drinks, cake and biscuits will be provided.
Please bring a friend (or more), your partner and children, everyone welcome!
The annual meeting will take place after the picnic and will take no longer than 30 minutes. The event is planned to finish at 5pm.
RSVP (free tickets) or by email Newark@nct.org.uk
1. Welcome & Introductions
2. To note the minutes of the AM held in 2014
3. Review of the Branch’s performance during the past 12 months (up to end March 2015) including financial performance
(a) A short report will be given by the Branch Coordinator/ Chair about all aspects of the branch’s activities, focussing on the role and purpose of branches set out in Annex A (to be created) and the plans set at our AM last year
(b) Accounts for the last year (April to March) will be presented by the Branch Treasurer
4. Branch Charter All NCT Branches must operate in accordance with the Branch Charter. The following actions are needed:
(a) To agree the roles and responsibilities required to run the Branch (5 core roles which all require an NCT membership)
(b) To agree the composition of the Branch team/committee (all these roles to be filled by NCT members)
(c) To invite volunteers to join the Branch team – if team posts are contested, the procedures set out in Annex B (to be created) will be followed
(d) To agree arrangements for bank signatories, registration of volunteers and completion of the Branch annual return
5. Plans for the next year (April 2015 to March 2016) All contributions to plans for branch activities and events will be welcome