May sees our very first Annual General Meeting: an opportunity to get down to business and shape the way our WI works.
First things first: Deciding our committee. Our existing committee is still quite gung-ho about being involved and 10 of the current 11 members have agreed to serve another term. That means there's an opening for one more committee member and the committee role we're recruiting is Special Events rep, as our current rep is standing down. Committee members currently meet on the first Monday of the month to go over official business and, depending on the their responsibilities, dedicate quite a few hours per week to making sure things run smoothly.
If you like to organise events and think this role would suit you, please email us to let us know you're keen. We'll ask you for a little bio, an outline of why you'd like to be involved and a photo, which we'll circulate at the next meeting before voting begins so that all members have a clear idea of who is standing.
We'll also be voting on who our president will be. You'll be asked to choose which committee member you think should take on the role for the next year with a secret ballot for nominations. Any committee members nominated in this ballot will then be asked if they're keen to take on the task. Hanna, who founded the group last October, will be very happy to serve another term, should she receive a nomination!
We also need to vote on the National Federation's resolutions at this meeting. This is our opportunity to throw our choice into the ring for the big vote at the NFWI conference in June, which decides what the national campaign for the year will be. You can read more about the two resolutions right here. We'll be taking an official vote at the meeting and sending our final choice to NFWI.
Whew! This is a lot of business, right? As such, we've unfortunately had to postpone our wonderful speaker, Samantha Roddick, and are working on finding another month for her to visit us. But that doesn't mean we won't be having fun at this meeting. Au contraire! We will be popping open bottles of gin, letting the wine runneth over, getting our snack on, nd will generally be having a swinging time ixing business with pleasure! And once the business is over, we can rub shoulders with our fellow Angels, better get to know one another, and cheers to the upcoming year of Wells Angels WI!