AGM Information – 2018

The Annual General Meeting this year is being hosted by the Ashford District and based at Willesborough.  The outline schedule of the day is as follows:

9.30am – 11.45am Towers open en route to Willesborough

12.00pm – 12.45pm Service

1.00pm – 2.30pm Lunch

2.30pm – 4.00pm Annual General Meeting

4.30pm – 7.30pm Towers open heading away from Willesborough

All documents relating to the AGM can be downloaded below:

AGM 2018 Brochure (includes open tower routes, parking information and lunch details)

Officer Nomination Form 2018/2019

AGM Agenda

AGM 2017 Minutes

Unaudited Accounts 2017

Proposals for Change (including drafting amendments)

Census 2017 Final Report

Nominees for Officer’s roles will appear in the table below as and when they are received.  Roles in brackets () may or may not be required depending on the outcome of the vote on the Proposals for Change.  All roles are open to nominations which should be made using the form listed above and with the General Secretary no later than 23rd March 2018.

Nominations for Officers 2018 – 2019

Post Nominee(s) Proposer Seconder
Chairman (Master) Phil Barnes Phil Larter David Grimwood
General Secretary Doug Davis Chris Trafford Jen Thomas
Treasurer Margaret Funnell Alan Driver  Arthur Vidgeon 
Peal Secretary Phil Barnes Stephen Davis David Grimwood
Quarter Peal Secretary Anthony Leeves Mike Bullett Eric Roughley
Handbook Editor    
Librarian  Hazel Basford Stephen Marsh Ann Davies
1 x CC Rep  

Sub-Committee Officers

Bell Restoration Brian Butcher Keith Osborne Christopher Cooper
Training David Grimwood Graham Heath Stephen Davis
Publicity Caroline Stockmann Doug Davis  
Webmaster Doug Davis Daniel Brady  Phil Barnes 
Health & Safety Peter Sims Sheila Phyall Tim Munt
Child Protection Nigel Spencer Maureen Poole Brian Butcher
Youth Jen Thomas Jamie Austin Nick Wilkins
(Extra 3) (1)      

Election statement from Phil Barnes

I am standing for election as Chairman / Master because I want to help make the Association as strong a ringing community as it can be.

I make no apology for focusing on ringing. The Association exists to provide what its members want and also what ringing in general needs. It is the most public of all forms of musical performance and while most of us enjoy ringing for its own sake, ringing also has the powerful effect of reminding others that there is a church in their midst.

As an Association we should therefore be absolutely focused on ringing, championing well-struck ringing and doing our best to ensure our bells are rung regularly – especially on Sundays. The results of the recent survey of ringing in Kent show that we still have a way to go, especially with Sunday ringing.

If elected, it will therefore be my priority to work with others to focus on recruitment and training and on ensuring that our ringing is fun so that retention is improved too. Our non-ringing activities are important too (and won’t be forgotten) but our focus needs to be clear. Let’s get back on the blue line!

Election statement from David Grimwood

I am standing for the Training Officer post as a result of the tower census last year, and the picture that emerged of the number of ringers available at towers and the limits on the scope for developing their ringing skills. Rather than simply relying on occasional training days, however useful and important they are, I believe we need to develop a strategic collaborative approach with clear aims and priorities. Recruiting and retaining ringers, developing confidence, managing local bands and making use of the networks that the KCACR can offer are among these priorities.
I learnt to ring in 1963 in Canterbury, and since then have taught several bands of ringers, including progressing a competent Grandsire band to Surprise Major. However I see this role not as a trainer but as generating a shared culture of training and development across the county.

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