Kirriemuir Fairtrade Forum Constitution
Monday 17th December 2012 Old Parish Halls 6.30pm
Rev Malcolm Rooney – GKOPC
Emily Wright – GKOPC
Lee Haxton – Community Planning Officer
Eric Summers – Webster’s High School
Clare Ross – GKOPC
Anne Pole – GKOPC
Cllr Jeanette Gaul – Angus Council
Monica Hodgkinson – Local Resident
Andrew Tough -SouthmuirPrimary School
Cllr Ronnie Proctor – Angus Council
Catriona Duffy – Webster’s High School
The note of the meeting of 21 November was agreed
2.3 Lee Haxton reported that he had contactedAngusCollege in Arbroath. They do use Fairtrade in Café 56, which is part of their curriculum development (contact Neil Jack 01241 432659). In terms of the College canteen etc, he had left a message with Jennifer Dick, who manages that side of the operation and will advise of her response.
3.2 Eric Summers reported that he hoped that 2 pupils would join the Forum for the next meeting.
4 Malcolm Rooney reported that an article about Fairtrade had been include in a Church Newsletter that was distributed to over 1000 homes in Kirriemuir, Newtyle, Glamis surrounding district. A copy of this article was filed in the archive.
Working Plan for 2013
Dates of next meeting
4th February 2013 at 6.30pm in the Old Parish
Fairtrade fortnight events Coffee morning on Saturday 9th March
Possible Film Show
Fairtrade café in local schools
Survey of Kirrie businesses This will be carried out by Webster’s Pupils in the Spring of 2013
Additional Members Letters will be sent to local Churches and Schools and Organisations inviting them to send a representative to the Forum
Community Council Malcolm Rooney will ask to address the next meeting of the Community Council [23rd January, 7.30pm at Fairlie House]
The following was agreed
Kirriemuir Fairtrade Forum Draft Constitution
The name of the group shall be the Kirriemuir Fairtrade Forum
The Objectives of the Kirriemuir Fairtrade Forum will be
• To promote the concept of Fairtrade
• To raise awareness of the FAIRTRADE Mark
• To raise understanding of the problems of unfair trade and what Fairtrade does to tackle these
• To achieve and maintainFairtradeTownstatus for Kirriemuir, as detailed in the Fairtrade Foundation’s Fairtrade Town Action Guide
• To lead on ongoing activity to develop support and understanding of Fairtrade in Kirriemuir
• Members will be those who have expressed a commitment to promoting the objectives of the Kirriemuir Fairtrade Forum. All members will have the right to be involved with all decision-making and have voting rights.
• Funds will be raised through events
• Grants might be sought from appropriate public and private organisations
• A statement of income and expenditure will be prepared annually and presented for approval to the members’ meeting
• On dissolution of the group any assets remaining after all debts and liabilities have been discharged shall not be distributed among the members but shall be handed to the Fairtrade Foundation, Ibex House, 42 – 47 Minories, London EC3N 1DY, to be administered in a manner which is exclusively charitable at law.
- Jeanette Gaul reported that Angus was now a Fairtrade Zone
- Lee Haxton suggested that we could use the Angus Ahead Website to publicise events and meetings.