UNCONFIRMED MINUTES of meeting held on Wednesday 5 July 2017 at Widmer End Combined Community School, Estcourt Drive following the Annual General Meeting
Most of those present at the preceding AGM attended this meeting too, although Item 1 was decided by the committee only.
1. ASSIGNMENT OF POSITIONS ON THE COMMITTEE
Chairman Linda Derrick Vice Chairman Catherine Wetherell Secretary Ian Guy Treasurer Jasia Hatt Newsletter Editor Catherine Wetherell Other members Gavin Blundell Daniel Fairless Beryl Guy John Hatt Ann McCarthy Hugh McCarthy Carole Odell Pauline Smith Shona Tucker Marianne Tyler
2.MINUTES OF MEETING HELD 7 JUNE 2017
These were agreed as a true record.
3. MATTERS ARISING
Lyn Marchant had emailed a comment on the addendum to the June minutes. Two sentences of this addendum read:
“So, for example, a Committee member can ask questions and obtain information on WERA's behalf, either by email or over the phone. However, where possible, the member should then consult other WERA members and get agreement, either by meeting or by email, before expressing a view or opinion on behalf of WERA.”
Lyn suggested omitting the words “where possible”, saying “If a matter is considered to be of such importance that it should be considered by the whole committee then the whole committee should be consulted before any action is taken.” Others argued that it wasn't always possible to get everyone's response to a question and that a clear majority of those committee members who did reply should be sufficient to justify further collective action.
After some discussion, the meeting agreed that the wording of the addendum should be left as it is for now, and need only be looked at again if any problems with its interpretation arose during the next year or so.
5. DATES OF NEXT MEETINGS
6 September, 4 October, 1 November and 6 December, in the cricket pavilion extension to Village Hall, Grange Road..