New year, new Board?

21 Jan

It’s been a while since we’ve posted.

After Changing the Board stormed the 2012 elections, our representatives have been working hard across the Community Issues, Defence, Finance & Organisation and International divisions.

We’ll be reporting more regularly in the coming months so that you have a feel for what happens behind the scenes.

The last few months also saw Richard Verber get elected to represent Changing the Board on the Board of Deputies’ Executive. He attended his first meeting last month. He’s been asked to ensure conversations during meetings remain private, but will be reporting back what he can. Surely Deputies have the right to know at least the broad strokes?

The Board of Deputies plenary meeting yesterday was one of the most eagerly awaited in a long time. Not, unfortunately, because the community was coming together to support a new initiative or because structural changes were being implemented to create a better Board, fit for purpose in 2013. Nevertheless, the debate over supporting the Grow-Tatzmiach programme was well attended. We’ll be sharing the reaction of some Deputies over the coming days.

We’re going to look to update this site soon – our goals and objectives are always evolving, and as ever, if you’d like to be involved, drop us a line in the comments box below, send us an email via changingtheboard@gmail.com or find us on Twitter.

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4 Responses to “New year, new Board?”

  1. Jon Benjamin January 21, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    The ‘broad strokes’ of what is discussed at the Executive meetings are distributed every month in the Executive Report, and have been since 1458, I believe!

    • Gabriel Webber January 21, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

      Since 1458? More than three centuries before the Board was established? Pretty good going then! 😉

      But I think what Richard meant is more of an inside look at what happens at Exec meetings: what’s the agenda, how are decisions reached? Who should we be talking to if we want to influence an Exec decision? Issues like these.

      • Jon Benjamin January 21, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

        Yeah, 1458 was a joke, obviously. The report sets out what was discussed, and what was discussed follows an agenda. Simples!

      • Gabriel Webber January 22, 2013 at 7:14 am #

        I realise that but quite honestly, I feel that I know much more about the work of the Executive from what Richard’s explained personally (and others: Edwin, Laura, Andrew…) than from the report.
        Compare this to the Cabinet: we all know what they discuss even though their minutes aren’t published. The economy, foreign affairs, whatever. The interesting stuff is who gets to speak, how are decisions reached, how frank are people? Things like that.

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