INVITATION TO: SUSSED ANNUAL MEETING 2016-17
THE GREEN ROOM WED. 13TH SEPT 2017 7. 30PM
GUEST SPEAKER COUNCILLOR ALEX HARRIS AND ‘BREXIT’ DISCUSSION
Dear SUSSED Supporters,
It is our pleasure to invite you to SUSSED Wales’ Annual Meeting 2016/17, 13th Sept 2017, 7:30pm followed by a discussion facilitated by Green Party Councillor Alex Harris and concluded with refreshments and buffet. To be held in the Green Room, above SUSSED, Porthcawl CF36 3BG.
The AGM, we expect, to be quite informal and short. It will update people about SUSSED’s trading, finances and activities and elect the SUSSED board of directors and volunteer roles and responsibilities.
If anyone would like to stand as a company Director please get in touch before-hand. Or maybe you would like to volunteer and help with shop sales, volunteer coordination, membership development, administration, finances, information research, communications or IT? We would be delighted to hear from you.
As a community cooperative our volunteers, supporters and membership are central to the organisation. We are a democratic and thus participatory organisation – we need not only your commitment to shop at SUSSED but also your ideas.
Indeed, as community members you have a stake in the business as you are in fact the “owners”. Thus, we appreciate it when people attend the AGM and give us feedback.
Our guest speaker is Councillor Alex Harris who represents the Green Party in the Rest Bay ward, Porthcawl. The theme we have asked Alex to speak on and lead the discussion is:
What effect will Brexit have on the local community? How can we respond?
Each community is different. There is a higher number of immigrants in Cardiff than in Porthcawl but there is a larger farming community here. What effect will the current negotiations have on us?
Infrastructure monies from the EU will dry up – when? Will the UK/Welsh Governments compensate for this? What effect will this have on us in Wales? If there is no money into the Valleys for instance, what impact will that have on Porthcawl?
It’s great to see that environmental policies from the EU are being incorporated into UK legislation. Are there any that are being omitted?
Afterwards let’s celebrate the fact that our community actually has a shop like SUSSED.
We hope that you can attend what should be an enjoyable evening.
Please RSVP, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or phone (01656783962) to ensure there is an appropriate amount of seating and refreshments available.
Margaret Minhinnick on behalf of all the Directors SUSSED (Luke Evans, Martin Little, Robert Minhinnick, Peter Morgan, Melanie Johnson)