Coeliac Coventry Group AGM Newsletter March 2018
Next Meeting on Saturday 17th March - 2.00 pm at
Hearsall Baptist Church Centre
Queensland Avenue, Chapelfields, Coventry CV5 8FE
At this meeting we look forward to a visit from Alan Webb, Customer Business Administrator at Warburton GF. Alan will be giving us a presentations, with maybe an opportunity to buy at the end of it. We are grateful to Alan for stepping in at short notice. The lady we were expecting to come no longer works for Warburtons.
We also hope to have Dieticians at this meeting.
It hardly seems twelve months ago since our last AGM, and during 2017 the committee organised a couple of social events as well as our usual two group meetings. Last year seemed quite hard going in gaining our memberships interest in the Beetle Drive and Playwrights meal, the latter being a bit better on the take up. However those who did attend had a couple of really good evenings. We always ask for ideas, particularly for events that mixes us up with each other, creating opportunity to get to know each other, share information etc. We can learn so much more that way than maybe the professionals are able to give us.
All current Committee Members are willing to stand for a further year. If you would like to be considered for Committee please contact either Tracy or Cynthia well before the date of the AGM.
Group Meetings 2019
9th March AGM
9th November Speakers for both of these meeting TBA
Events This Year
Awareness Week 10/20 May. However, we made an error with the date. We will be having our Information Table in Coventry City Centre Library 10/11 May, so we will be asking for volunteers to work with committee members in manning the table between
10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. over those two days. This is generally split down into one hour slots or as long as each individual is able to give us. This year is the celebration of Coeliac Uk’s 50 years as a charity.
Afternoon Tea with fun competition to bring something you have baked (not obligatory)
Saturday 12th May, possibly about 3.00 p.m start at Hearsall. It’s been a few years since we tried this and thought we could add a little fun as well with a light hearted Cookery Competition.
BBQ & Skittles28th July 3.00 p.m. at Bromleigh Drive Scout Hut in Binley
Christmas Menu Meal at Henley College Wednesday 28th November
If you have any suggestions regarding a social event please speak to one of the
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
This is about how our individual personal information is stored. There is work to be done not only at Coeliac UK Head Office, but also with each local group. We are being advised on what we have to do and when. The deadline date set by Government is 25th May. An assurance. We do not keep any health information about anyone and we never divulge what information we have to anyone. On a group level only Tracy & Cynthia as Group Organisers have any access.
Raffle and Refreshments
We will be holding our usual raffle £1 per strip. Do you have something suitable towards the prizes?
Wonderful if you have.
Anyone good at baking cakes? Could you bring something for us all to share with a cup of tea/coffee? We need a good supply to enable everyone to have a choice.
If what you provide is wheat or dairy & gluten free, it would be really helpful if you could label it so. Your donation is very much appreciated.
We make a charge of £1 for 1 cake and a drink, other cakes can be purchased once everyone has
Cheap at half the price and all gluten free. Please only take ONE cake. To give everyone a chance to
All this helps to fund the group. i.e Renting our meeting venue, paying for stationary, and occasionally
sending a donation to Coeliac UK who give us so much valuable and helpful information.
Mrs Tracy Griffiths and Mrs Cynthia Baker
Petty Cash Bank Total
Opening Balance 01 January 2017 £216.30 £245.80 £462.10
Income: From Events £1,083.28
Total Income £1,268.06
Cost of Events £769.45
Donations to Coeliac UK £300.00
Printing & Stationery £74.95
Bank Charges £25.00
Total Expenses £1,249.40
Balance 31 December 2017 £50.00 £430.76 £480.76