The Six Super Regional Conferences have been organised to enable members, particularly those who do not manage to get to the Members' Weekend, to understand more about how CAMRA operates, to contribute to how we will deliver our key objectives and to gain feedback from our members. These Conferences will take place on:
October 4th - Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Rd, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0RZ
October 25th - South Beach Hotel, South Beach, Troon, Ayrshire, KA10 6EG
November 1st - Council chamber, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford, OX1 1BX
November 8th - Great Northern Hotel, Station Approach, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1QL
November 22nd - Town Hall, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 2EB. View the agenda for this conference here.
January 24th - Pen and Wig, Newport, Wales, NP20 1JD
February 28th - Moorhouse's Brewery, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 5EN
Pre registration has now closed for the Super Regional Conferences, however if you would like to attend the Super Regional Conference in Lancashire on February 28th, you can register on the day of the event.
Registration from 11.30am for a noon start - Note that Troon will start 15 minutes earlier.
|Morning session – reports and activities1. Welcome, Opening Remarks; Background and Purpose of the Day||12-12.05|
|2. How CAMRA works: Committees & staff (including an update on staff structure)||To show where members can go for help and what support/response active members can expect.||12.05-12.25|
|3. Update on CAMRA's Strategy and Key Campaigns
||To show how much has been achieved and the proposed next steps.||12.25-1.05pm|
|4. CAMRA's marketing and copyright - covering CAMRA's material and what it is trying to get across and the implications of copyright law||This is to get across CAMRA's brand identity and provide examples to branches as to the image of CAMRA that we would like them to project. Risks to CAMRA regarding copyright and some guidance for branches.||1.05pm-1.20pm|
|5. Data Protection and the Membership system||To raise awareness of issues so that branches can protect themselves||1.20-1.40pm|
|Lunch (1.40pm - 2.30pm)|
|6. Summary of activities to support the plan and explanation of the afternoon activities||2.30-2.40pm|
|Afternoon session - Group Activities Split into two groups Group A: Saving the Pub Guidance Sharing of successes and failures and what lessons can be learnt Group B: Activating Members Barriers to volunteering Sharing of successes and failures and what lessons can be learnt||A key issue and one where branches seem to continually need help. It will also explain the role and support the new staff member can give. Also something that branches have been asking for||2.40-4.20pm|
|Group reports to full meeting and discussion Summing up||4.35-5pm|
|Q&A, Thanks and next steps||A chance for members to ask any questions of the National Executive and Regional Directors.Networking||5-5.15pm|
Super Regional Conferences Expenses
Although usually, members pay their own expenses going to the National AGM & Conference, for the Super Regional Conferences, the National Executive has decided that a contribution will again be available towards travel expenses incurred in attending. This is to encourage as many people as possible to attend.An expenses claim form will be available at the Conferences (to be completed in line with the Volunteer Expenses Guidelines) and will need to be supported by receipts for tickets or fuel. Of course, it is expected that attendees will find the cheapest route possible including car sharing where appropriate.
There is no limit on numbers from any branch. Members who are not involved with a branch are welcome.