We are, as usual, holding our AGM at ECIL. It will be a purely social meeting as I don’t have the energy to organise a speaker this year. The formal business of the AGM will only take a few minutes. Do come along for MESH tea and biscuits and a chance to socialise with other MESH members.
It will be held on Tuesday 3 November 2015 at the Ealing Centre for Independent Living (ECIL), 1, Bayham Road, West Ealing, W13 0TQ at 2.30pm.
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 four monthly Ideas Meetings 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 or contribute to the group in some other way, please contact me on 020 8400 1904. I will do my best to answer any questions you have about the group.
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. First Great Western 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 c