As well as a regular CRA meeting agenda, this meeting will include nomination and election of new committee members, following the resignation of the present secretary, Alix Edwards. The committee would like to thank Alix for her hard work over the last two years.
The committee have agreed to use this opportunity to review the historical role of the CRA secretary, and propose to split the role into three different positions to reflect the current range of activities of the CRA. We also want to keep each volunteer position manageable for full time workers alongside family commitments.
The proposed new roles are as follows:
Meeting Secretary – Responsible for managing regular communication and information flow between CRA and external bodies, such as Chieveley Parish Council, plus ad hoc communication into CRA from residents via post or email. Responsible for putting together the agenda ahead of each formal CRA meeting (usually three times a year), managing venue bookings, providing refreshments and printed agendas & minutes. Also responsible for drafting minutes from each meetings and circulating to the committee for review. This role would be suited to someone with good IT skills (particularly MS Word) and regular daytime access to personal emails and phone.
Social Media Secretary – Responsible for publishing formal CRA content and selected external news items to the village website, CRA Facebook page & Twitter feeds, in a timely manner. Responsible for updating the website events calendar and for development of the village website to include further functional and content improvements. This role would be suited to someone with good IT skills and an interest in social media channels.
Events Secretary – Responsible for leading the planning of informal CRA events, such as annual social functions & litter picks. The events secretary will also play an important part in enlisting volunteers to help with the planning and running of events. This role would be suited to someone with good organisational or project management skills and proficient with spreadsheets such as MS Excel, as well as good communication skills.
We hope to fill these positions with new volunteers joining the committee at our February meeting, for which we need your help!
- If you’ve not been to a CRA meeting before (or for a long time), please consider coming along on 27th February.
- If you think you have any of the skills needed for any of these roles and can spare a little time to help the community, please consider putting yourself forward for a role at the meeting.
- If you know anyone else in the village that might be suited to any of the roles please try to encourage them to come along to the meeting!
In addition to the new roles, the existing committee positions of Chairman and Treasurer will also be opened up for new nominations, although both the current Chairman [Chris Cholmeley] and Treasurer [James Pryor] have indicated that they are willing to continue in these positions in the event of no new candidates coming forward in the February meeting.