The first monthly General Committee Meeting of 2021 was held on zoom on 2nd January. Hamish McNaughton confirmed that the Risk Management Policy has now been completed and is on the website, and that the updated Safeguarding Policy would also be available on the website shortly, subject to proof-reading.
We discussed the forthcoming ADMs and agreed that these would be conducted via Zoom with facility for online voting (to be trialled before the meetings take place). It is also likely that the AGM will be held on Zoom.
Sue Child has agreed to continue as Safeguarding Officer until the AGM. Proposals for new officers need to be made at ADMs. Team Leaders (volunteers who do not require election) are needed for both Young Ringers and Training & Recruitment - please consider volunteering, and get in touch with Rob if you think you could help.
Sue Gadd reported that all 2020 subscriptions have now been settled. Plans are in progress to enable members to update their own membership details via the website. There are currently about 150 members who do not have email addresses and we need to encourage as many as possible to provide email addresses. It is hoped that 2021 subscriptions will be collected by Tower correspondents and paid into the SCACR account via BACS.
The next GCM will be held on the first Saturday in March (no meeting in February because of ADMs).