From: Bill Kerry <[email protected]>
Date: 23 September 2011 2:35:57 AM NZST
To: ‘Bill Kerry’ <[email protected]>
Subject: The Equality Trust: Supporter & Local Groups bulletin (Sept 2011)
COULD ALL LOCAL GROUP CO-ORDINATORS PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH THEIR LOCAL GROUP MEMBERS – MANY THANKS!
Dear friend – one important item this month and a few other bits….
CONFERENCE 2011: we are now taking bookings to attend our Annual Supporter & Local Groups conference which will be held on Saturday 12th November in the building where our office is located (CAN Mezzanine, 32-36 Loman Street, London SE1 0EH). This can be done online by clicking on the link here: http://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/community/conference . Alternatively, you can book by completing and returning the attached (word) form to Craig Griffiths at the Loman St address.
Please note, we are limited to 70 people on the day so it is very much first come, first served. Bookings have to be made by the end of the working day on Tuesday 18th October. We look forward to seeing you in November!
HOUSEKEEPING: if you have been co-opted on to the Supporter Scheme, after giving a one-off donation (thanks!), please could you check that you have renewed for another year on or around the anniversary of your initial donation. We have been sending reminders. If you wish to convert to regular monthly or annual giving, please complete the (pdf) Supporter form attached and return it with your conference application – thank you.
PORTAL REVIEW: we are currently reviewing our options with the portal for local groups as it has not worked in quite the way we had hoped. In the October bulletin we hope to send a short, easy to complete, questionnaire asking you for your views as to the best way forward in terms of building a supportive online community where we can all communicate, swap ideas and share resources to aid the campaign.
AND FINALLY: thank you for your help in responding to our Special Bulletin relating to the recent riots. My sense is that, after the initial (predictable) knee-jerk response, the debate has become more rounded and I think, together, we may all have contributed to that. We will certainly seek to continue to input our perspectives to the government inquiry and to influence debate on this matter wherever we can. Anything you can continue to do in this vein will also be much appreciated. Please do keep us informed of any letters or articles sent (whether published or not) and any responses received etc… as we would like to analyse what approaches worked.
That’s all for this month…
Best Wishes, Bill.
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Supporter & Local Groups Manager
Co-director of The Equality Trust
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