We are delighted to share information about the Ramblers 2018 general council, which will be held at Bangor University on Saturday 7 April and Sunday 8 April.
General council is an important and valuable moment in our year. It elects the trustees, holds them to account, approves the annual report and accounts, provides policy guidance and approves constitutional changes. It is also a precious chance for us to spend time together as one team and share best practice and new ideas.
In developing the programme for Bangor, a group of trustees and staff has reviewed feedback from this year’s successful meeting in Southampton, and some of the further improvements in 2018 you will see include:
To allow more time for some of these activities, the formal business of the meeting will start a little earlier on Saturday at 2pm. We will be able to share the final meeting programme with you in January.
If you have any suggestions, feedback or questions about general council at this point in the planning process please don’t hesitate to contact the general council team, led by Simon Kellas, governance manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KEY DATES AND DEADLINES
General council 2018 webpage launched.
Registration opens, including information about fees for visitors.
Deadline for receipt of constitutional motions.
Deadline for receipt of all other motions.
NB To ease staff workload in the busy period of preparation for the general council meeting it would be greatly appreciated these motions could be submitted by 17 February. However, in accordance with our standing orders, motions received by 24 February will be accepted for consideration by the agenda committee.
Deadline for receipt of nomination forms (trustees, officers, agenda committee members).
Deadline for registration.
Agenda committee meets to consider the motions received.
Motions (and background notes) circulated for discussion at area and group level to enable general council members to form an initial position.
General council papers dispatched to delegates (electronically for those opting out of a paper copy).
Deadline for receipt of amendments to motions from general council members, areas or affiliated national organisations and receipt of appeals against alterations to motions from originators of motions.