Become a trustee with BAPCA - make a difference
You will have seen in your email that we invited people to join us as observers and as trustees, and this will tell you a bit more about what that might mean. Please click here for the legal side of being a trustee.
As for what it means in practical terms, this is what we are suggesting. People can either become observers with a view to doing a specific job (you might want to help with the website, or marketing, etc.) or to just be part of the general team. Either is welcome, but specific expertise is definitely welcomed!
Becoming an observer.
You would join the email list for the trustees, and we welcome your conversational input.
We often reach a general consensus on topics, rather than a traditional ‘vote’, and all inputs are welcome.
You can interact as much or as little as you wish, although more input is very useful, as it lets us know how we are doing and where things need to change.
You would (hopefully) attend at the least, the online Skype meeting once a month, and if you wished, attend the face to face meeting (all day at someone’s house usually) once a quarter (you can claim expenses for your travel).
If a topic came down to a vote, you would be welcome to join in all of the decision-making conversation, but would not legally have a vote.
Becoming a trustee (previously, ‘joining the CG’) would enable you to have a vote. You would also be subject to the legal statutes as listed in the link above.
To become a trustee you would either be voted on at the AGM, or be co-opted and then be voted on at an AGM. Once voted on, you would be able to stand for a maximum of three years before needing to stand down for at least one year. After that, you may stand again. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment on the post below, or email firstname.lastname@example.org