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EMREG AGM - September 28th 2014

posted 26 Aug 2014, 23:05 by Suella Postles

Annual General Meeting - 2014

By Pam Keeling on 26 Aug 2014 01:46 pm
There is be a slight change to the usual order of our AGM day this year.   Sunday, 28th September, 2014 at St Peter's Church Rooms, Church Street, Ruddington, Notts,  NG11 6HA The day will still start at 10.30 with coffee/tea and biscuits - volunteers to man the kitchen are needed? We have arrange for Anthea Jeal, the new Accountant for the Embroiderers’ Guild to come and explain and answer questions and queries about the newly piloted bookkeeping records Treasurers’ should be working to by then.   All Treasurers should have had notification of this scheme and some will have volunteered to take part in the pilot scheme, but this seemed an ideal opportunity to involve all treasurers.  There is to be a a ‘standard’ set of records for branch “Income and Expenses’ that should make the job easier and the year-end process as straightforward as possible.   The format for recording income and expenditure and compiling a balance sheet will be available to treasurers in two formats ..... on paper and on Excel.   The advantage of the Excel format is that it will complete the year-end calculations automatically. At the same time there will be an informal discussion and exchange of ideas with Members  as to the roles of Branch Officers; best practices for the dissemination of information to Branch Members and the running and organisation of Branches.    With the eternal problems of recruiting committee members, rising costs, suitable speakers etc. always on-going, it would be great if ideas as to how your Branch has tackled these topics in a positive way could be shared with others.     Please bring these good ideas with you. Erica Thomson will also be in attendance with the launch of the ‘New Look” Website for all the IT Reps - in fact for anyone who would like a look. There will then be half hour Lunch Break  -  don’t forget to bring your own. The Annual General Meeting of the East Midlands Region of the Embroiderers’ Guild is to be held on Sunday, 28th September 2014, at 1.15pm. As explained in detail in the Survey Report - all Branch Members are eligible to attend the AGM, do not need an invite and would be most welcome.   Please ensure all your members are informed. We have also invited Jemma and David with their stock of goodies from Bee Inspired to come along in the morning.