Being a constituted community group, we need to have an Annual General Meeting (AGM) once a year. On 11 June we had our third one. At the AGM of most community groups the chair presents on the activities, the treasurer reports on finances, officers are elected and constitutional changes are agreed. There may also be a keynote speaker. But we are not most community groups! We like to do things a little differently.
• Our Annual Celebrations are open to everyone, whether they’re part of our projects or not. This makes them a good place to meet people who might have been ‘following’ us for some time or who are completely new to Transition and want to find out ways in which they can get involved.
• We ask people to bring food to share when they can. After all, sharing is caring!
• We start with a short and positive video showcasing some of our achievements (see below).
• Short presentations are given by the people leading the projects - they’re the ones doing the hard work!
• We have keynote listeners (local politicians) rather than keynote speakers. We think it’s important for local politicians to listen to what we’ve been up to.