Governance

The Annual General Meeting of the Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association was held virtually, via ZOOM, on the 27th March 2022.

The Trustees Annual report for the year 2021 is available for viewing.

  • See in 2021 Branch Accounts 

We are pleased to say that although a virtual meeting was conducted the meeting was well attended and the new committee was appointed; thanks all those who took the time to attend. The Committee/Trustee elections can be seen below; along with the Ancillary roles that are vital to the continuing operation of the branch.

THE FUTURE OF THE EDINBURGH, LOTHIANS AND BORDERS BRANCH

During 2019 the Past Branch Chairman and Past Vice Chairman collaborated to produce the following documents.  These to enhance focussing on the difficult year ahead.

BRANCH COMMITTEE/TRUSTEES  2022 – 2023

  • Chairman –  Susan Kidston (S,NI,NE Area Councillor & RAFA Council Trustee)
  • Vice Chairman – vacant
  • Secretary  – Steve Garden
  • Treasurer – David Prior (Membership Secretary, Webmaster, Newletter Production)
  • Honorary Welfare Officer – George Prentice BEM (Area Caseworker & Befriender)
  • Committee Member – Derek Read
  • Committee Member –  Barbara Prentice
  • ((all Office holders and Members of the Branch Committee are deemed to be ‘Branch Charity Trustees’))
          • (Active Committee Supporters – non trustees)
              • Rev William Mounsey – Branch Chaplain / Branch Life Vice President
              • Sue Gillott Wings/Fundraising / Social Secretary
  • Jim Scott MBE – Branch Life Vice President
  • Bob Bertram MBE – Branch Life Vice President / S, NI, NE Area Life Vice President (FB Admin & Webmaster support)
  • Emma Kidston – Newsletter Editor and Facebook admin
  • Bob Richardson (active supporter)
    • (Branch Standard Bearer – Vacant)
  • NOTE – Branch Committee/Trustee meetings are held as follows:(SEE UPDATE ON HOME PAGE)
  • An Annual General Meeting will be held in February/March (calling notice announced by the Branch Secretary).  Via email, Newsletter, Facebook, Website
  • All elected Branch Committee/Trustees will be required to sign the following:  OSCR Trustee Declaration / RAFA Form 1056 (which includes branch undertakings) / Branch Conflicts of Interest Declaration
  •  BRANCH COMMITTEE/TRUSTEE RAFA/OSCR/BRANCH DECLARATIONS & CONFLICTS OF INTEREST DOCUMENTATION – to be completed on completion of Branch Annual General Meeting; Branch Secretary will advise on time-scales for submission.
COMMITTEE/TRUSTEE INFORMATION & GUIDANCE

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

POWER POINT PRESENTATION (2019/20) – Gives good ‘general advice’ on Branch Governance and Trusteeship.  However; does not really cover or adequately highlight the Charity Legislation relating to Scottish Branches.  One would presume that local training sessions would cover this aspect.

BRANCH & CLUB DEVELOPMENT & SUPPORT RAFA GUIDANCE

(RAFA POWERPOINT PRESENTATION)

OSCR GUIDANCE AND GOOD PRACTICE FOR CHARITY TRUSTEES

SCVO – GOVERNANCE TOOLKIT

Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.

RAFA Operating Plan

Trustee Responsibilities – Annual Conference 2018

FUNDRAISING: NEW FUNDRAISING REGULATOR POLICY EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 2019

OSCR SAFEGUARDING GUIDANCE (INTERIM JUNE 2018)

Governing Documents Portfolio (and other useful documents/links)

RAFA CORE DOCUMENTS

BRANCH FINANCES

RAFA CHQ PRODUCED INFORMATION

BRANCH PRODUCED INFORMATION

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