The Transition New Mills 2016 Annual General Meeting was held on 30th June. Here are the highlights:
- Membership of Transition New Mills is now free to all. This was in response to relatively low paid membership levels, and to generate a wider sense of ownership and involvement. Most other Transition groups also offer free membership. All known supporters will be contacted and made aware of the change.
- To counteract the loss of income for vital project set-up and routine administration costs, online giving is now possible at www.localgiving.com/transitionnewmills . This site has received lottery money to double any donation received in the first year, up to a total of £500.
- Phil Frodsham and Julian Ashworth were elected onto the Administration Committee, leaving one vacancy. Sarah Brooks was subsequently co-opted as Treasurer until a replacement comes forward.
- The reports on achievements, membership and finances (see blog post of 8th June) were noted.
The meeting was followed by an entertaining and inspiring talk from the successful New Mills Foodie Friends café. The aim of the café is to ‘fill bellies not bins’ by providing a cheap, sociable meal for anyone, using food rejected by supermarkets. It was particularly interesting to learn how they had delivered their project, and we will explore ways to work together in future. Many thanks to them all.