Trustees Conference 2020
21 March 2020, London
Trustees conference 2020: Becoming and being a registered charity.
- Is your area meeting an unregistered charity?
- Is your area meeting a registered charity?
- How do you meet your legal responsibilities while staying true to Quaker values?
This one day conference is for all area meeting trustees. If your area meeting is not yet a registered charity, this conference will help you to learn more about registration which all AMs will soon be required to do.
If your area meeting is already registered, hear about constructive ways forward that others have found.
Our keynote speaker will address how we can allow our stewardship to be guided by the Spirit.
- 09.30 Registration (tea, coffee, pastries available)
- 10.15 Welcome and Meeting for Worship
- 10.30 Stewarding in the Spirit (keynote address) Mary Aiston, Quaker Stewardship Committee
- 11.15 Sustainable meeting houses – a progress report
- Lisa Kiew, Head of Finance & Resources
- 11.45 Shuffle break
- 12.00 Parallel sessions
for Unregistered AMs:
Registering as a charity
for Registered AMs:
Being a mega Meeting
(large charity, many meetings)
- 12.45 Lunch
- 13.30 Workshop 1 (see list of workshops)
- 14.30 Shuffle break
- 14.45 Workshop 2 (see list of workshops)
- 15.45 Break
- 16.00 Talking Wall, Conclusion and Worship
- 16.30 Close
Participants will be able to attend up to two workshops. Space on some workshops may be limited. We recommend you book early.
Becoming an Incorporated Charity – recent experience
Mervyn Dobbin, Luton & Leighton AM (clerk of Trustees until Dec 2018)
Luton and Leighton AM registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in July 2017. Mervyn Dobbin will present the strategy that Trustees pursued to achieve CIO status. The focus will be on three areas: the procedures and actions prior to making an application; making the application; and the post-registration issues resulting from the change of status. He will give examples of the documents written and the minutes agreed, during the whole process.
Alison Gray, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire AM
A new Trustees Handbook is in course of preparation. QSC wants this to reflect the needs of Trustees, prospective Trustees and others who might consult it. Friends attending this workshop will be briefed on progress to date and be asked for their comments with particular reference to the proposed format and contents.
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) for Meetings
BYM Data Protection Group
Training for Trustees
Linda Craig, London West AM
The aim is to help you to assess your training needs as Trustees and to look at ways in which they might be met.
Becoming a Mega Meeting – a London perspective
Bernadette O'Shea, London Quakers Property Trust & London West AM
London Quakers Property Trust (LQPT) is a long-established Quaker body which cares for the 37 Meeting Houses of London. This workshop explore how LQPT is working with the seven Area Meetings of London to discern the best way forward for Quakers in London to thrive. Proposals have been offered which would fundamentally change the legal structures and trustee arrangements. There is no simple or easy answer but standing still is not a sensible approach.
To book your place
Please contact Helen Griffith
firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 7663 1161
For more information contact:
Telephone: 020 7663 1161