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Invitation to our 2016 AGM!

City of Sanctuary 2016 AGM

We are delighted to invite you to our 2016 AGM, which will be held on Friday 15 July in Cardiff. The venue will be Oasis, the wonderful refugee centre at 69b Splott Road, CF24 2BW. The day will begin at 10am with registration starting from 9am.

Apart from the formal business we will have a very full day, where we will come together and celebrate, get inspired and share stories and good practice from around the network. We will also be holding a lot of consultation in groups on our future strategic direction and plans for regionalisation, as well as  onthe criteria for allocating funds from the Guardian appeal monies.

Thus part of the programme will be “inspiration workshops”  We hope to be sharing experience from as many parts of the network as possible.  If there is something you think your group is particularly good at or would like or share, or alternatively there is something you would like to learn about from experience elsewhere, please let Alan know at [email protected].

There will also be a small celebration held at the same venue the evening before (the 14th July), where we will have a range of arts and culture pieces, refreshments, and a chance to catch up with old friends and new! 

Since last year the number of local City of Sanctuary groups and potential groups has almost doubled.  Those groups which are registered with us and/or have pages on our website are formally members and have a vote at the formal AGM.  They can also nominate people to be trustees.  Look out for the formal notice of the Business part of the AGM, coming soon. If yours is not formally a member group, please consider registering. However, you are welcome to send a representative in any case.

We hope very much that all local groups can be represented and if necessary we will pay travel expenses for one delegate from each group – though we hope you can minimise our costs by booking cheap tickets or sharing cars or even bringing a larger vehicle with people from several nearby groups. To claim this back, please request a travel expenses form, and send it with a scan or copy of your tickets/receipts to [email protected], or post them, to City of Sanctuary, Ebor Court, P.O. Box 803, Skinner Street, Leeds, LS1 9NG.

We have space in the main hall at Oasis for 200 so please book promptly! If you have to back out for any reason, please do let us know, so that someone else may go in your place.  Please register your delegates here on Eventbrite as soon as possible; please make sure you indicate which local group you are from.  Please get in touch with [email protected] with a copy to [email protected] if you wish to bring a larger number (more than 3 from your group).  Please also contact Richard if you wish to use part of the (limited) display space.