NETWORK MESH (WEST LONDON) ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS

The Network MESH (West London) Annual General Meeting will be held on

Wednesday 5 November 2014 at 2.30pm

at the Ealing Centre for Independent Living (ECIL),1, Bayham Road, West Ealing, W13 0TQ

We are, as usual, holding our AGM at ECIL. The formal business we have to go through as a charity (see below) will only take a few minutes and we will do this at the end. We have this year a speaker from the ME/CFS Biobank, which is located at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. This is an opportunity to catch up on what is happening at this important research project for people with ME, as it moves from the sample to the analysis phase.

As a registered charity, Network MESH is required to hold an AGM each year to which all members are invited. At the AGM the chairman will report on our work in the last year and members will have an opportunity to vote for committee members for the following year (assuming, of course, there are more nominations than posts to be filled). Each year existing committee members must stand down but can put themselves forward again for re-election. Our constitution says we can have up to 10 committee members, with a minimum of 3. Currently we have 6. In addition, as a registered charity, we need to have some committee members to serve as officers, namely chairman, treasurer and secretary.

Please do consider whether you could become a committee member and help with the running of the group. It would be useful if you could come to our three monthly Ideas Meeting but not essential. Committee members can keep in touch and make their contribution via phone and/or email. You would be asked from time to time to make joint decisions with your fellow committee members on matters that affect Network MESH. A committee member is automatically a trustee of Network MESH but this is nothing to worry about. In practice, the obligations don’t change the way in which we have always run Network MESH. All members who want to contribute to the running of the group are encouraged to attend the Ideas Meeting: you do not need to be a committee member to come along and give us your input.

If you would like to stand as a committee member, please contact me on 020 8400 1904. I will do my best to answer any questions you have about the group.

Tony Golding

Transport to Ealing Centre for Independent Living (ECIL)

ECIL is very close to the intersection of Ealing Broadway and Drayton Green Road. It is not near a tube station but is near West Ealing rail station. Thames Trains run from Paddington to West Ealing via Acton and Ealing Broadway. It is well served by buses (numbers 207, 427, 607, 83, E2, E3, E7 and E8). Coming by bus, walk west along the Broadway from the intersection, turn right up Bedford Road and ECIL is immediately in Bayham Road (No. 1), the second turning on the left. There is a small car park and it may be possible to park in the road close by.

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