Update: In keeping with the fun-loving nature of BUCG the AGM was suitably informal. A few motions were passed to make adjustments to the constitution and most importantly the new committee was elected. These familiar faces include some previous committee members as well as new ones:
President: Emily Ramsden
Vice-President: Alex Rought-Rought
Treasurer: Katherine Pugsley
Secretaries: Jess Bampton & Emily Stevens
Social Secretaries: Emma Eastcott & Bea Cornu-Hewitt
Tools & Safety: Hayden Field & George Upton
Webmaster: Christopher Lock
Providence Plantation Officer: Stephen Le Fanu
This enthusiastic team are sure to deliver yet another great year of conservation. Hand-overs will be sorted out shortly and you can expect the first trips of the new committee this summer.
The time is coming up for our Annual General Meeting which this year will be held in the King’s Arms at the top of Whiteladies Road on Wednesday 29th April (time to be confirmed). At the AGM we will talk about how the year has gone, discuss and vote on any motions raised as well as elect the new committee.
The committee positions available are as follows:
- President – runs the society, organises trips and transport
- Vice-President – assists the president with a variety of task and sorts out clothing
- Treasurer – in charge of finances
- Secretary – (two positions: welfare and fund-raising) takes minutes at meetings, in charge of tea, biscuits, sweets and the like (welfare) and liaise with external organisations to secure funds (fund-raising)
- Tools and Safety Officer – (two positions) takes care of tools and in charge of health & safety
- Social Secretary – (two positions) organises all social events
- Webmaster – responsible for the website and mailing lists
- Providence Plantation Officer – in charge of woodland we manage, Providence Plantation. Plans work for the site and liaises with other organisations such as the Avon Wildlife Trust to work out a plan of action for the site.
Being on the committee is a fun and great experience to become more involved with the society, work together in enthusiastic team to make a difference. Plus it looks great on your CV! No prior experience is required – most of us start from scratch with some advice from our predecessor. If you want to run for a position or have any question you can email our current President, Jess. You can also just stand spontaneously on the day. You are free to run for multiple roles however you can only have one.
You can find our constitution here which contains more details about each committee position. If you would like to propose amendments to the constitution or any other motions please email Jess by Sunday 19th April.