November 1st, Mong Hall, Sidney Sussex College, 6-7pm
The Open Meeting is the most important part of CUSU LBGT. We need your views, input and votes to decide what we should be focusing on as a campaign. One of the most important things at this Open Meeting is the new constitutio…n, and we’re also looking to fill vacant spots on the executive committee (Exec). This is a great chance to get involved with your Campaign, get some excellent experience in organisation, networking and activism and meet other motivated people.
Open Meeting: Monday 1st November at 6-7pm in Mong Hall at Sidney Sussex.
The Constitution is a complete rewrite – Major changes include online voting and the removal/combination of some redundant roles, as well as tightening things up to ensure the campaign is effective. It’s not necessary to have read the entire document, but you can find a summarising document in your LISTINGS e-bulletin.
We’ll be discussing “Bloody Unfair”, our idea for a campaign against the ban on Gay and Bisexual men (and their partners) giving blood. If you got any thoughts on this, such as events, speakers, themes, then we’d love to hear from you!
Are you interested in getting involved with the Exec? Elections will be held for the following positions at the Open Meeting:
Campaigns Officer – co-ordinate, run and support our existing campaigns, as well as starting new ones. This is a vital role in the exec. Sponsorship Officer – liaise with our existing sponsors and additional companies interested in sponsoring CUSU LBGT. Socials Officer(s) – organise and run our Sunday Socials, as well as other social activities such as the Garden Party. Grad Rep – organise social and other events for Grads and mature students. Represent grads to the exec. [no definition] Editor(s) – design and edit our termly magazine. Additional Ents Officer – join Lucas Trujillo to help set up and co-ordinate ents such as Rendezvous, the mega formals and whatever else you can think up! Welfare Officer* – ensure the mental and physical welfare of our members. Be approachable and provide confidential advice on request. Work with CUSU’s Student Support Officer and college reps. President* – Head of the Campaign. Co-ordinate activities, long term plans, represent Campaign to CUSU and the University, as well as nationally.
If you are interested, email the Chair, Dan Green on firstname.lastname@example.org. Roles marked with * have an acting member currently in them who will also be running for election.
If you have anything specific you want to discuss at the Open Meeting, you should submit them to the Chair, Dan Green on email@example.com, by midnight on Friday. Please include a brief description of what you want to discuss, and the action you want to be voted on. Note that we have a section for “questions to the exec”, so queries can be brought up then rather than having a separate motion.