New trustees

The Annual General Meeting in December was an opportunity to report the activities and finances of the Charity to our Members and for them to make decisions about Community Music In Action‘s governance.

A big thank you goes to retiring trustees Gareth Denton, Becca Ford and Graham McLeod. Individually they each made a much-valued contribution to the work of CMIA over the past 18 months, and as part of the team of trustees they helped us get CMIA off the ground. THANK YOU!

We were also very pleased to welcome Phillippa Gillespie, Jo Morgan, Sarah Richardson and Diane Thurlow to the committee.

The current trustees of CMIA are therefore:
Chairperson: Fiona Bolton
Secretary: Diane Aslett
Treasurer: Edward Gray
Fundraising Officers: Sarah Bolter and Diane Thurlow
Projects Officers: Phillippa Gillespie and Becky Lees
Communications Officers: Jo Morgan and Gill Standeven
Outreach Officers: Josie Ralph and Sarah Richardson

The new title of ‘Outreach Officer’ given to Josie Ralph and Sarah Richardson is a nod towards one of our main aims for 2013: increasing the involvement of other local music groups in our work. This could be by holding a fundraising concert or another money-spinning event, by making a donation or offering support in kind, by helping establish links with project partners and target groups, or by becoming involved in membership and governance of the charity.

This is in line with our long-term vision to unite numerous local musical groups and businesses with a common purpose, that of providing musical activities to those who, for social or economic reasons, may not otherwise have the opportunity to access such activities.

If you’re part of a local music group or ensemble and are interested in getting involved in some way please speak to Josie or Sarah R or drop them an email as we would love to hear from you.

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