We are looking for new committee members to join Highland Pride SCIO from August 2022 onwards – if you are looking for a fantastic new volunteering opportunity, please come along to one of our upcoming information sessions or our Annual General Meeting (AGM), as detailed below.
Highland Pride Committee Member Information Sessions:
If you are interested in joining our committee, please come along to one of our upcoming information sessions in advance of our AGM:
In-person: 11.00am-1.00pm, Saturday 6 August at the Spectrum Centre in Inverness
Online: 7.00pm-9.00pm, Tuesday 9 August, join via Microsoft Teams:
Click here to join the meeting.
Or join by entering the meeting ID:
- Meeting ID: 355 087 961 737
- Passcode: kSGa5Y
If you are interested in becoming a committee member and none of these dates suit, please email: email@example.com
Highland Pride AGM 2022:
The Highland Pride SCIO Annual General Meeting 2022 will be held in-person at the Spectrum Centre in Inverness on Saturday 13 August between 11.00am and 1.00pm.
Papers will be available here on our website in the week leading up to the AGM date.
Available Committee Roles:
Chair: is elected, and their role is to plan and chair meetings of the trustee board. They also:
- Ensure everyone has the chance to speak and contribute.
- Be fair and open in all dealings.
- Lead on the development of the board and ensuring its decisions are implemented.
- Act as a figurehead for the charity (for example, representing us at functions, meetings or in the press).
- Taking urgent action (but not decision-making unless authorised) between board meetings when it isn’t possible or practical to hold a meeting.
- Keep up to date with what is going on that might help the committee and the charity’s work.
Treasurer: is elected to help trustees carry out their financial responsibilities. They do this by:
- Overseeing the financial affairs of the charity and ensures we are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
- Ensures proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place.
- Monitors and reports on the financial health of the charity.
- Oversees the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits.
Secretary: is elected to this role to:
- Make sure everyone receives all the information they need to make decisions.
- Plan meetings, agree agenda etc with the Chairperson.
- Book and prepare rooms for meetings.
- Let everyone know when and where meetings are well in advance.
- Send members the agenda, the minutes of the last meeting and any relevant reports etc.
- Write down the main points discussed at meetings (minutes) and circulate these.
- Deal with letters, phone calls and questions about your group.
General Committee Members: are officially called charity trustees. The committee is a working group made up of people who bring different skills and expertise. They are required to:
- Fulfil any tasks or projects they agree to undertake.
- Prepare for meetings by providing or reading emails and meeting papers.
- Attend meetings.
- Always contribute to the committee’s collective decision-making.
- Take joint responsibility for the activities and decisions of the committee.
- Support the Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and other committee members.
- Read all policy documents and strategic plans relevant to the charity.
- Tell other people about the charity’s work.
- Encourage new members to join.
If you have any questions regarding the above roles, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as we are more than happy to help!
More Information About Becoming A Committee Member:
Many people choose to volunteer with us for a variety of reasons: for some, it’s to give something back and make a difference to the people in our local LGBT+ community – for others, it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience or knowledge which can be useful for future career opportunities. Volunteering also appeals because of its social benefits, and this includes meeting new people and getting to know other LGBT+ people in the local area.
Our committee members (also known as charity trustees) and volunteers are spread across the Highlands of Scotland, covering an area spanning just under ten thousand square miles and we have several committee roles available from August 2022 who can be voted in at our next AGM on Saturday 13 August or can be co-opted in throughout the year. We want to reassure new committee members that our existing committee members will be staying on to provide support and guidance whilst you get settled into your chosen role.