From the Hon Sec. David Reedy
We look forward to welcoming members to the Association’s AGM which will be held at The Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa Cardiff, Wales CF24 0DDon7th July, 2018. Time tbc, but circa. 5.00pm., Room tbc.
The Agenda and details will be available on the UKLA website nearer to the event
Notice of election 2018
There will be election for the Association’s Trustees who work as Officers (Hon. Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer) and for convenors of sub committees. Completed nomination forms must be returned to UKLA, c/o VAL , Room 9, 9 Newarke Street, Leicester, LE1 5SNby noon Friday 15th June, 2018.
Trustees take on a variety of work for the Association. As a trustee you will serve on the Executive Committee. The duties and eligibility of trustees are set out in the Charity Commission Website under Publications, cc3.aspx
Trustees serve in a number of ways. The Association’s trustees include a group of officers;the President who leads with the support of the President-elect and the Vice-President, the Treasurer, who deals with money,supported by the Deputy Treasurer and the Hon. Secretary who sees that we are supported administratively. This year the Executive Committee has created the post of Assistant Secretary to support the work of the Hon. Secretary. Trustees also convene and manage the work of our sub-committees; Publications- paper based, Publications- web based, International, Conference, Website, Membership & Awards, Research, Website and Regional Representatives, each of which are convened by a Trustee.
Trustees are elected annually, except to ensure the Association’s continuity, for those officers who are exempt under our rules.
The President,President elect, and Vice President are exempt from election this year.
Should nominations exceed vacancies elections will be by ballot at the AGM.
To be elected you must be a UKLA member in good standing, nominated and seconded by members also in good standing.
If you are interested in standing for election and would like further information about what is involved or help in gaining nomination please contact me, David Reedy, UKLA Hon. Secretary at the UKLA office
Regional Representatives normally serve on National Council, support and initiate activity in the Regions and are eligible to serve on UKLA sub-committees, helping to develop and sustain the Association’s object of ‘Promoting Literacy’.
To share the work, Regions may be represented by two members. They normallyare electedfor two years (Regional Representatives wereelected last year to serve from July 2017 to July 2019 so there are no elections planned for 2018). A regional activity will normally take place once each year. National Council meets in London twice a year.
Sub-committees may meet more frequently but also conduct some work via email.
If you are interested in getting involved in your region and would like further information about what is involved in regional activity, please contact Roger McDonald who coordinates regional activities at R.D.McDonald@gre.ac.uk