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ATTENTION; TO ALL MEMBERS

ADVANCE NOTIFICATION OF AN AGENDA ITEM RELATING TO THE CHANGE OF NAME OF THE GROUP FROM 'WELLINGBOROUGH AND DISTRICT RAMBLERS' TO 'WELLINGBOROUGH RAMBLERS'

 

Please note that under the terms of the Constitution, the Committee is obliged to give Members 12 weeks' notice of the motion proposed above, in order that a vote may be taken at the AGM with as many Members in attendance as possible. 

The vote will be taken at the Wellingborough and District AGM, which is to be held on Wednesday, 21st November at 7.30pm.

Venue ; The Old Grammarians' Club, Oxford Street, Wellingborough, Northants. NN8 4JH

PLEASE COME ALONG AND SUPPORT YOUR COMMITTEE; CAST YOUR VOTE !

WELLINGBOROUGH RAMBLERS AGM

Agenda

21st November 2018 at 7.30pm

at the Old Grammarians’ Club, Oxford Street, Wellingborough

1.    Vice Chairman’s Opening Remarks

2.    Apologies for Absence

3.    Minutes of the AGM of 22 November 2017

4.    Matters arising from the Minutes of 22 November 2017

5.    Treasurer’s Report and Adoption of the Group’s Accounts for 2017/18

6.    Secretary’s Report 

7.    Membership Secretary’s Report

8.    Programme Secretary’s Report

9.    Footpath Secretary’s Report

10.   Publicity Secretary’s Report

11.   Social Report  

12.   Newsletter Editor  

13.   Website   

14. Consider any Motions

Change of Group Name to ‘Wellingborough Ramblers’ (from Wellingborough and District Ramblers)

15.    Election of the Committee and Officers and Others

16.   Appointment of an Independent Examiner

17   Appointment of Representatives to the Area Committee (two allowed).

18.   Any other business

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Central Office Policy ; Assistance Dogs; February 2018

"From time to time the staff team receive enquiries from volunteers about equality and diversity issues, so we thought it helpful to provide an update. As a charity, the Ramblers must follow all relevant legislation, including the Equality Act; we also have an equality and diversity framework which sets out how we ensure we comply with the law and promote an environment where all employees, volunteers and members are treated fairly and with dignity and respect. 
 
Our most frequent enquiry on this topic relates to assistance dogs. While it is not a requirement for walk leaders to allow dogs on Ramblers group walks, it is illegal to specify 'no dogs'. If you do not wish walkers to attend with their dogs, please use the phrase 'registered assistance dogs only'. If you have concerns about the suitability of the walk for assistance dogs you can add ' please contact the walk leader in advance to discuss your requirements.' If this is the case, please be prepared to have the discussion about the suitability of the walk for an assistance dog. 
 
You should only refuse attendance after seeking advice from Central Office and on the grounds of genuine safety concerns. If this is the case, you should explore alternative options such as the walkers bringing a companion (who does not have to be a member) with them.
 
The equality framework can be found in the governance toolkit online at Volunteer toolkits - Ramblers
 
 
or, if you have any questions, queries or concerns about equality and diversity in your group or area, please contact volunteersupport@ramblers.zendesk.com"