Three months and counting...

Three months and counting...

James Frith, National Publicity Officer

Thursday 20th of July 2017

Quick monthly catch up with the national exec...

Executive committee:

Joshua Smith - Chair

  • Introduced online voting for Reps so every club can go away, consider issues and discuss them with their members before having to vote.
  • Read all of the full membership survey data and have started processing it.
  • Caught up with Exec members and Assistants to see how everything is going.
  • Created and distributed event feedback form for Leeds Rally.
  • Exchanged countless emails and dealt with a lot of admin.
  • Graduated!

Lauren Whittaker - Secretary

  • Chased clubs to fill out club reports and have reps on the system
  • Sorted out lots of paperwork which is going into the archives
  • Written more sets of minutes which hopefully people are 'enjoying' reading
  • Spread the word of SSAGO at Kandersteg International Scout Centre and helped to run an international trip!
  • Graduated!

Anona Mann - Members Officer

  • Carried on emailing clubs
  • Planned and completed my Explorer belt expedition
  • Moved house and tested the durability of the Gadaffy Plate flight case

James Frith - Publicity Officer

  • Hyped up Leeds Rally, 'staffed' Leeds rally (drove a lot!), set up and successfully delegated the Newsletter
  • Continued to organise and coordinated 'SSAGO Support' events - find them all here
    • Ran the arena bar at Gilwell 24, logged nearly 40 hours with just a few short naps!
    • The SSAGO adverts in the Z-cards looked awesome if I do say so myself!
    • There will be exclusive merch soon!
  • Represented SSAGO in the The Scout Association parade group at London Pride 
  • Encouraged (gentle poked) people to write more SSAGO news articles
  • Designed and purchased a SSAGO parade banner, continued sorting further banners, publicity stuff and preping new merchandise
  • Started planning "Scouting for Students" talk for Gilwell Reunion
  • Lots of emails and social media-ing as per usual
  • Planned for the World Scout Moot in Iceland (4 days to go!)
  • Enjoyed a wet but relaxing trip to Snowdon with SAGUWE
  • Moved down to Devon, started my career, and of course...
  • Graduated!

Executive Assistants:

Beatrice Phanjoo - International Officer

  • Rally
  • SSAGO 50th anniversary & reunion massive invites sent out
  • Facebook group for "SSAGO's international friends"
  • Worked on some ideas for Forum
  • Thought of some ideas for promotional stuff for SSAGO clubs to take on International trips

Dale Patrick - Merchandising

  • We've bought our wedding rings, and are doing the table plans

Larah Korrison - Archivist

  • Updated: Event and Exec lists (thank you those that helped)
  • Forgot how tedious archiving can be! 
  • Organised trip to Bristol archives and helped UoBGAS deposit Kohoutek materials and digitalised all the SSAGO publicity materials e.g. Journals 
  • Sorted through 500 photos of the publicity materials and updated our records 
  • Helped ex member reunite with the penant they made when they were in the club in the late 1950s 
  • Added more memories to the Archive
  • Scanned secretary's folder materials (watched some good films during it to keep my mind occupied) just need to sort them out now! 
  • Added the rally newspapers to the archive 
  • Moved back to London for the summer and looking forward to more trips including Gilwell and Cambridge
  • Graduated!

Laura Payne - SAGGA liason

  • Worked on the SSAGO challenge badge to make it more accessible for others not in SSAGO
  • Assisted the SAGGA secretary to facilitate ex-SSAGO members' transitions into SAGGA
  • Delivered my 40th baby and finished my degree!
  • Graduated!

Oliver Bills - Webmaster

  • Finished building the new online reps system
  • Added new event tools to help people running events (availability, programme building)
  • Added more information collection for Indie members when registering to help people start new SSAGO clubs
  • Improved the stories system for news submission
  • Built an online register for Reps
  • Completed all the SSAGO 50th Anniversary functionality

Vicky Sanderson - Notifications

  • Running Central Yorkshire Scouts County Camp, as part of the Management Team as Media Manager
  • Attended Rally
  • Dealt with NAN forms from SSAGO club summer adventures
  • Completed NQT