You are cordially invited to our 2020 AGM. We will be hosting it on zoom, so you needn’t leave the comfort of your own home to join us.
What is an Annual General Meeting?
An annual general meeting also known as an AGM, is a formal meeting, held once a year and a requirement of our constitution as a charity. We will share what has happened with you through our the last financial year, and what we hope to achieve in the coming year. For more information about AGM’s please check out this link.
It is a time for you, as a member of Southampton Scrapstore, to contribute to ideas of how to take the charity forward and raise any concerns you may have. It is a time for new trustees to step up and join the management committee and for those who have served a term to step down. A new chair person will also be elected.
We need our members support us in order to make decisions, confirm policies and move forward this year. If we do not get enough people attending this event, we will have to hold another one. Last year we had to hold three! We would really like to just have one successful meeting this year with your support.
We ask you to add this date to your diary and contact us to be added to the zoom invitation list. Please supply your email so we can email you all the information you will need to engage at this meeting.
Southampton Scrapsore has been open for over 35 years providing a service to the community and doing our little bit for the environment at the same time. The charity can only keep open because of the dedicated team of volunteers who donate their time and skills, the organisations that provide materials for reuse, and the kind generosity of individuals who wish to support what we do and help us to keep going now and for the future.
We collect material donations from local businesses, but we also accept donations from members of public. If you have a donation you can contact us to arrange for a collection or drop it off to the store on a Thursday between 10.30am and 2.30pm.
If you would like to support us, you can make a donation via PayPal Another way that you can help is when you shop at Amazon using AmazonSmile at https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/292075-0 and Amazon donates to The Southampton Scrap Store, at no cost to you.
If you would like to get involved then please contact us.
Volunteers are the store lifeblood and without them, around 48,000 children and 6,000 adults wouldn’t have access to low-cost resources. We love to share ideas about reusing materials and encourage our volunteers and members to help us to do the same. We have been open for over 30 years and we have seen many changes and we wish to keep on doing the same for future generations.
What we are looking for…
Do you have great ideas and want to contribute to a community cause?
Southampton Scrapstore is looking for new trustees to serve on the management committee and take this wonderful local 35 year old charity forward, hopefully for another 35 years.
“Trustees ensure their charity has a clear strategy, and that its work and goals are in line with its vision. A trustee’s role in a charity is to be the ‘guardians of purpose’, making sure that all decisions put the needs of the beneficiaries first. ”https://reachvolunteering.org.uk/guide/become-trustee
There are a variety of roles we need help with, from fund raising to admin, strategy planning to event management. Working with our coordinator to ensure the smooth running of the charity.
These roles can be completed remotely, with meetings taking place on zoom. Meaning your contribution can be made from the comfort and safety of your home.
Commitments are made yearly at our AGM and it is a great voluntary role to enhance your CV.
Our annual AGM will take place on the 29th July at 7.30pm via Zoom
If you have great ideas, a few hours to spare a week and want to support us moving forward, then please get in touch.
Current opportunities Trustees: General committee members, Treasurer and Secretary. Contact us now for an application form.