Edinburgh Branch AGM

27 June 2019 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Augustine United Church
41 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh EH1 1EL

AGM: calls for committee nominations and branch motions

The AGM is open to Edinburgh Green Party members only. Doors open 7pm; the meeting starts at 7.30pm.
If you can’t attend in person, join the meeting via Skype: email comms.edin@scottishgreens.org.uk for the Skype link.

Call for nominations
We would encourage all members to think about standing for a committee position – it is a great way to get more involved in what the branch does, and you will be playing a vital role in making sure campaigns, meetings and local teams run smoothly. The committee meets monthly – 1st Thursday of the month and uses Slack and email to communicate and plan throughout the month.

You can find descriptions for committee roles here https://members.greens.scot/file/standing-edin-green-committee-2019pdf

In addition to the committee roles, we will be recruiting up to three people to join our delegation team to national council meetings.

To apply, send a 200 word statement to edinburgh@scottishgreens.org.uk, along with the names of two members who are happy to nominate you. Please note that members can only offer nominations to two people in this election.

The deadline for applying to be a committee member is noon on 26th June. Candidate statements will be collated and circulated to members before the AGM. If there is a position with no nominees, we will accept nominations from the floor at the AGM.

Passing motions
Motions can be passed at the AGM which:

a) change the standing orders or constitution of the branch (you can see these here: www.edinburghgreens.org.uk/site/about)

b) instruct the branch to act in a certain way, for example to endorse a campaign, review processes, or hold a meeting on a certain subject

c) propose a local team (or teams) to become a sub-branch

d) instruct Edinburgh branch to take a motion to the Scottish Green Party AGM in October (motions which are brought from branches are automatically ranked higher than motions brought by individuals).

Your motion may have a preamble explaining the purpose of the motion and any essential context which should be no more than 200 words. The motion itself must clearly and unambiguously state the changes to a named branch document you wish to make, or,  the decision or action that you wish the branch to take.”

If you’re thinking of submitting a motion, you may like to contact the sitting branch committee as soon as possible for guidance on formulating it.

Motions should be submitted via email to edinburgh@scottishgreens.org.uk.

Motions deadlines:
Motions to be submitted:Noon 17th June
Motions to be circulated to members: 20th June
Amendments to motions to be submitted: Noon 22nd June
Amendments to be circulated: 23rd June
Emergency motions to be submitted: Noon 26th June