For general information about Transition St Albans go to the ‘About’ page.
Notice of 2015 AGM
Wed 15th July 2015 7.30pm at Fleetville Community Centre, Royal Road, St Albans, AL1 4QL.
1.Report on Steering Group strategy and activities
2. Presentation of the accounts for the year ended 31 March 2015 – see accounts here
3. Re-election of existing officers
- Lesley Flowers
- Heather Teare
4. Election of new officers – see note below…
5. Thinking ahead
5. Sustainable St Albans Week- 21-28 November
and finally….a celebration and social! Drinks and nibbles provided…
1.1. Our core purpose is to help and support community action within the St Albans area, in order to respond effectively and positively to climate change and peak oil.
1.2. We are not a profit making organisation. We are not aligned with any political party, nor should we appear so.
The full text of the constitution can be found here: TSA Constitution – Jan 2014
Following an away a day in October 2014 the steering group decided to share out the roles and responsibilities required, including chairing, which is now rotated among the group.
Future steering group meetings are monthly in the evenings at 7.45pm. Members are welcome to attend – please email us for next dates
Becoming a member of the steering group
The existing Steering Group would very much welcome new members.
If you want an informal chat about this please email here. More information on steering group roles and responsibilities can be found here.Steering_Group_Roles_v2_JE
See the following extracts from the Constitution, which allows for up to 10 Steering Group members:
A member of Transition St Albans not already on the Steering Group may stand for election to the Steering Group if: they have been an active member of the organisation for more than three months; they give notice of their intention to stand to the Steering Group more than 7 days prior to the AGM; and if three other active members of the organisation propose and second the candidate at the AGM. (To make that clear, you do not need to organise any proposer or second in advance.)
Where the number of candidates standing for election to the Steering Group might cause there to be too many members of the Steering Group, a fair voting system that has the objective of ranking the candidates will be used, and the highest ranked candidates will be elected.
Otherwise, each candidate shall be considered separately.
About the Steering Group
The steering group meet approximately every month. The role of the group includes inspiring, encouraging, liaising with working groups such as Food Group, Community Energy Group, Zero Waste etc; decisions on overall direction of TSA and changes in emphasis; participation on strategy; liaison with wider Transitions; issues with finances including fund-raising. The steering group is elected annually at the AGM. The last AGM was in May 2014.
Current members of the steering group
- Jack Easton
Jack is a founding member of TSA and our trusted Treasurer keeping monies safe for TSA.
“For me it is all about sustainability. If we do anything on a non-sustainable basis, then that thing, that stuff, must run out. Transition is about what we ordinary people can do about sustainability while governments the world over are ignoring the seriousness of this problem.”