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MapRA AGM 2016. Tuesday 19th April from 7pm St Gabrielís Church. Attended by 116 members of MapRA plus 39 visitors (Council Officials, Councillors, London Assembly candidates, representatives of the church, local charities and other visitors)
MapRA Chair, Gerry Weston, thanked the Rev Jane Morris, and Sarah Broadbent the church manager and her team for the use once again of the church and thanked many people for their work during the year:
Jacob Sam presented the Treasurer's report highlighting changes since the previous year.
Election of Officers. Conducted by David Freedman, MapRA committee member:
Election of Committee. The existing committee were re-elected less 2 people standing down; and 1 new member (Anna Benbow) joined the committee: See link to full committee
Resolution to increase membership for £2 / year to £5 / year. Gerry explained the reasons:
Some comments from the floor expressed support; other voiced concern that there were people for whom £5 would be too much. An amendment was proposed by the chair to allow unwaged people or those is financial difficulties to pay £2. This was carried and the resolution with this amendment was carried unanimously.
Questions from the floor:
London Assembly election (Brent Central) Hustings (after a break for information stalls and refreshments). David Freedman briefly explained the role of the London Assembly (see link)
Jim Coakes conducted the hustings:
Each of the six London assembly candidates present was given 2 minutes to present their candidature. Then each in turn answered three questions (composited from those submitted) and a further 30 seconds to sum up. The candidates were:
Before and after the AGM and Hustings, members and guest visited stalls staffed by Brent Council; MapRA and other organisations: Link to Stalls
Tuesday 19th April 2016
Gardening Club table with plants at AGM
Membership of MapRA costs £5.00 per calendar year (£2 unwaged or inn straightened circumstance). Members are however encouraged to pay for five years membership.
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