RAFA Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders Branch

Governance

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON SUNDAY 14TH MARCH 2021 (on Zoom)
The 73rd Annual General Meeting of the Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association was held  as above.
The meeting was very well attended and the Committee/Trustee elections can be seen below; along with the Ancilliary roles that are vital to the continuing operation of the branch.

Trustee report for 2021

Awaiting completion as result of AGM 14th March 2021

 

THE FUTURE OF THE EDINBURGH, LOTHIANS AND BORDERS BRANCH

During 2019 the Branch Chairman and Vice Chairman of the  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  2021 – 2022(wef 14/03/2021)

  •  Chairman –  George Prentice BEM (also Branch Welfare Officer/Area Caseworker & Befriender and Branch Standard Bearer)
  • Vice Chairman – vacant
  • Secretary  – Susan Kidston  – also ACLO (including 603 & AFBC’s), S, NI, NE Area Councillor  and RAFA Trustee/ (Area Rep.)
  • Treasurer – David Prior  – (also Membership Secretary, Newsletter Production and Webmaster)
  • Wings/Fundraising – Sue Gillott (also Social Secretary)
  • Committee Member – George Megahy
  • Committee Member – Robert Sharpe – Communications Officer
  • 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)
  •  Bob Bertram MBE – Branch President / Branch Life Vice President and S, NI, NE Area Life Vice President (also FB admin)
  • Hamish Reid – Assistant Branch Welfare Officer
  • Branch Chaplain – Rev William Mounsey (also Branch Life Vice President)
  • Jim Scott MBE – Branch Life Vice President
  • Emma Kidston – Newsletter Editor and Facebook admin
  • Bob Richardson (active supporter)
  • NOTE – Branch Committee/Trustee meetings are held as follows:(SEE UPDATE ON HOME PAGE)
  • ‘Face to face’ meetings are held quarterly in a venue arranged by the Branch Secretary.  Prior notification of meetings will be circulated by The Secretary as will Meeting Agenda.  ((note COVID-19 UPDATE))
  • Other ‘trustee virtual meetings’ are held on-line utilising email and Skype as necessary.  Governance decision votes are taken on a majority basis by the trustees and these decisions recorded in the next face to face meeting minutes.
  • An Annual General Meeting will be held in February (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)

 

 

CHARITIES AND THE EQUALITY ACT 2010

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 RAFAGUIDANCE

(RAFA POWERPOINT PRESENTATION)

OSCR GUIDANCE AND GOOD PRACTICE FOR CHARITY TRUSTEES

SCVO – GOVERNANCE TOOLKIT

file:///C:/Users/Robert/Desktop/GOV%20DOCS/SCVO-GovernanceToolkit-SCREEN.pdf ( TO BE INSERTED)

Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.

RAFA Operating Plan 2017

Trustee Responsibilities Presentation – Annual Conference 2018

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A TRUSTEE (RAFA Utube Video)

FUNDRAISING: NEW FUNDRAISING REGULATOR POLICY EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 2019

Code Fundraising Practice October 2019

OSCR SAFEGUARDING GUIDANCE (INTERIM JUNE 2018)

v10-interim-safeguarding-guidance_pdf OSC

Governing Documents Portfolio (and other useful documents/links)

 

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