GOVERNANCE

UPDATED INFORMATION ON VETERANS IN SCOTLAND.  CURTESY OF THE UNFORGOTTEN FORCES CONSORTIUM (OF WHICH RAFA IS A MEMBER) and THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST OF SCOTLAND (posted June 2019)

 

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 10-13 MAY 2019 BIRMINGHAM

CONFERENCE 2019 BROCHURE

RAFA ANNUAL REPORT PART1

RAFA ANNUAL REPORT PART2

(Note:  Conference in Birminham attended by Branch Members Bob Bertram (Chairman/Delegate), Susan Kidston (Secretary/Wings Organiser & Air Cadet Liaison), George & Bobbie Prentice (Branch HWO/Caseworker & Standard Bearer) and Hamish Reid (Assistant HWO)

UPDATES
One Member One Vote Resolution was not supported at National Conference 2019. However; an emergency resolution was tabled and passed ‘to establish how this decision will impact negatively on Serving Members and Area/HQ role members’.  – copies of branch response to this decision are available from the Branch Chairman on request)
The ‘One Charity’ briefing paper was discussed at Conference 2019 and it was agreed that a Resolution will be put to Annual Conference 2020 in Blackpool
The Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders Resolution ‘Eligibility to all RAFA Officer positions ie Associate Members eligible for all positions in RAFA – was passed with a 97+% vote

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

The following documents are considered by the Branch Trustees as to be very important to Members and the Branch itself.  We as Trustees wish to ensure that you our members are as fully informed and able to make comments.  To this end; please see the ‘ONE CHARITY’ paper and our ‘BRANCH RESPONSE’.

  •  If you wish to make comment; please contact the Branch Chairman on chairman@edinburghrafa.org.uk or bertram.bob@gmail.com

ONE CHARITY BRIEFING NOTE

ONE CHARITY POSTED 12042019

(summaries of branch responses to The Association have been circulated to members; full copies can be obtained from the Branch Chairman on request)

THE FUTURE OF THE EDINBURGH, LOTHIANS AND BORDERS BRANCH

The Branch Chairman Bob Bertram and Committee Member/Trustee George Prentice have collaborated to produce the following documents.  These to enhance focussing on the difficult year ahead……………………..

CRITERIA 5 PEST ANALYSIS

CRITERIA 5 SWOT ANALYSIS

BRANCH COMMITTEE/TRUSTEES  2019 – 2020 (wef 24/2/2019)

  •  Chairman – Bob Bertram MBE (also Facebook Administrator, Interim Membership Secretary, Interim Data Protection Lead and Area Befriender)
  • Vice Chairman – George Prentice BEM (also Honorary Welfare Officer, Area Caseworker and branch Standard Bearer)  co-opted as Vice Chairman with effect from 11/6/2019
  • Secretary  – Susan Kidston           (also Wings Organiser ( currently Scotland & NI Area Councillor and S&NI Area Representative on RAFA Council)
  • Treasurer – David Prior                 (also Newsletter Production and Webmaster)
  • Committee Member- Sue Gillott (also Social Secretary)
  • Committee Member – George Megahy
  • Committee Member – Stuart Baker (Veterans Breakfast Clubs coordinator and Area Befriender)
  • Committee Member –  Jeff Bailey (Air Cadet Liaison Officer ACLO) – co-opted 29/8/2019
  • ((all Office holders and Members of the Branch Committee are deemed to be ‘Branch Charity Trustees’))
  • (Active Committee Supporters – non trustees)
  • Hamish Reid – Assistant Honorary Welfare Officer (also Area Befriender)
  • Branch Chaplain – Rev William Mounsey (also Branch Life Vice President)
  • Jim Scott MBE – Branch Life Vice President
  • Shiela Laramore – Branch Media/PR
  • Emma Kidston – Newsletter Editor and Facebooksupport
  • Bob Richardson (Branch Helper/Visitor)

COMMITTEE/TRUSTEE INFORMATION

OFFICE OF THE SCOTTISH CHARITY REGULATOR (OSCR)  – TRUSTEE RECRUITMENT (SUCCESSION PLANNING)

RAFA Operating Plan 2017_WEB

Governance     Trustee ResponsibilitiesPresentation – Annual Conference 2018

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A TRUSTEE (RAFA Utube Video)

 

FUNDRAISING

v10_technical-guide-to-the-2009-regulations (Fundraising)

v10_fundraising-guidance-for-charity-trustees (Fundraising)

FR-Rulebook-Street-Fundraising-August-2017-5 (Fundraising)

 

OSCR SAFEGUARDING GUIDANCE (INTERIM JUNE 2018)

v10-interim-safeguarding-guidance_pdf OSC

Governing Documents Portfolio (and other useful documents/links)

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