Urgent call for volunteers

Thursday 16 November 2017

The Reading & Mid Berkshire CAMRA branch held its AGM on Saturday 11th November. Unfortunately, this resulted in several positions remaining unfilled, including some very key ones. These are as follows:

Committee roles

(login to CAMRA website needed, which you will have received previously. Use https://password.camra.org.uk/ to reset it if you’ve forgotten):

Chairman (see https://members.camra.org.uk/group/branch-chairman/general-role-information for role description)
Vice Chairman
Pub Campaigns (see https://members.camra.org.uk/group/branch-pub-campaigns-coordinator/role-information)

Other roles

Cider (https://members.camra.org.uk/group/branch-cider-representative)
Clubs (https://members.camra.org.uk/group/branch-clubs-officer)
LocAle Coordinator (https://members.camra.org.uk/group/branch-locale-coordinator)
Press and Publicity (https://members.camra.org.uk/group/branch-press-and-publicity-officer)
Public Affairs (https://members.camra.org.uk/group/branch-public-affairs-officer)
Young members contact (https://members.camra.org.uk/group/branch-young-member-contact)

Without the three key committee roles filled, the branch cannot function and cannot spend any money.

This means that currently we cannot run either the Ale Trail or the Beer Festival and may mean that we cease to exist in 3 months time if nothing has changed.

We have enough of a committee that we can rebuild but getting a Chairman is crucial. The Committee ultimately needs to consist of 8 different individuals so there is a need for 3 extra members. It is also possible to job-share in all roles!

The next branch meeting will be focussed on "Saving the Branch". It will be held at the Foresters Arms (https://whatpub.com/pubs/REA/READIN0250/foresters-arms-reading) on Thursday 7th December at 8pm.

It is crucial that people step forward if we are to continue. Please make an effort to attend the meeting at the Foresters and please reply direct to this email if you would be willing to stand for a role – we would be delighted to hear from you. You can also contact the outgoing Chair, Quinten Taylor, on 07887 424232 for all further information and questions.

Carl Griffin (Regional Director)