Minutes of Meeting
Chair: Norberto Fusi (EES)
Minutes: Louise Flavell (Country Parks)
Attendees: Jill Baker (Hyde Hall), Karen Wheeler (Lee Valley)
Apologies: Simon Perry
Wilderness Foundation have offered a venue for the 2017 conference. Possible dates: 19th, 20th or 21st September
Action: LF to contact Wilderness Foundation to confirm potential venue. Suggest meeting for either 31st Jan or 6th Feb (pm) to discuss conference.
Action: MM to chase Dedham Vale, Langdon Hills, Field Studies Council, National Trust, Thames Chase, RSPB, Waste Education Team, Way Tyler and FSC for their input/intention on the website
Action: NF to talk to Luke to find out how the search works. What is the usage of the site? Do we know how many hits we are receiving? Can we see this?
Action: Committee to put together a list of key words at next meeting.
Action: SP to do some google searches with key words to see where the ELOTC website appears. Report back at next meeting.
Action: All providers to put link onto own websites.
SP e-mailed the finance position. As of today we have £3189.53 in the account plus £25.70 in cash.
It was agreed to set a plan of training events that will run for the year. These can be booked on Eventbrite. LOTC to pay for a trainer at each event. Events to be FOC to members for first year. Day will run from 10am until 3pm, allowing an hour for an LOTC meeting.
March 2017: Bushcraft
Action: LF to contact trainer to ascertain availability (possibly 2nd or 29th March), subject and cost.
May AGM 2017: Plants.
Venue: Lee Valley
Action: KW to confirm date
Action: KW to enquire about Rachel Cassidy for the trainer
September 2017: Storytelling
Action: KW and JB to investigate storytelling contacts for a September workshop.
It was agreed that all future meetings to be sent as an Outlook Request.
Date of next meeting:
Committee Meeting: Wilderness Foundation – 31st January or 6th Feb – to be confirmed
March Members Meeting/Training – tbc
LOTC AGM: Lee Valley – 10th or 11th May – tbc
Intentions for AGM:
NF:Chair – wishes to stand down
SP:Treasurer – wishes to stand down
LF: Secretary – remain
JB: Committee – remain
KW: Committee – remain
LH: Committee – tbc
MM: Committee – tbc
Action: JB to see if any Hyde Hall volunteers are interested in treasurer position.
Action: Committee members to encourage other contacts to join AGM