Direction set by Members
Resolutions adopted at the 2011 AGM
After an hour and a half of keen discussion the following amended resolutions were adopted:
Resolution 1: Adoption of audited Statement of Accounts for 2009/10
That the audited Statement of Accounts for 2009/10 be adopted
Resolution 2: Appointment of Auditors
That Waterman Brown Limited be re-appointed as auditors for 2010/11 financial year, and that they be paid for their services at a sum determined by the Consortium’s Board.
Resolution 3: Members’ Council
To create a Members’ Council to advise the board and staff team.
Resolution 4: Membership
Review of the Consortium membership system so that:
a. members must opt in and then confirm their membership annually in order to remain a member
b. the new Chief Executive will consult with members about the viability of a range of membership options and fees.
Resolution 5: Core Services
That the Consortium moves towards the following core services:
a. Developing a shared long term LGB&T sector vision.
b. Being a voice for the Membership
c. Linking the LGB&T sector
d. Collecting information relevant to the LGB&T sector and sharing it
e. Identifying gaps in LGB&T sector provision and focussing capacity building on these areas.
Resolution 6: Priority Areas
The new Chief Executive to be asked to undertake the following pieces of work before the 2012 AGM. This work would be in addition to the core work set out in Resolutions 3, 4 and 5 above (if they are passed by Members):
a. Improve the Consortium’s understanding and responding to the needs of trans organisations
b. Improve the Consortium’s links and communication with and support for organisations based outside London
c. Improve communication with members and explore hosting websites and providing a national web based LGB&T calendar
A new section will be added to our website shortly to show the progress we are making in delivering on these resolutions.
Currently we are planning how to run the membership opt in process and renewal system and have just appointed a new CEO.
We will be in touch shortly about how we might structure the Membership Council. We are also looking at how we could fundraise to support the Council and the relationship it would have with the National LGB&T Partnership.
In working on understanding and responding to the needs of trans organisations, we are currently supporting the work of the trans groups in building a statement of wishes and structuring those into a plan.
A national calendar will be resourced in the next quarter (April-June) and we will start looking at how to provide microsites during this same period.