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Brockley Society AGM and Open Meeting
Wednesday November 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Peter’s Church, Wickham Rd, SE4 1LT
7.30pm: Guest Speaker: S.I. Martin: “Black Historical Presence in Lewisham from 1593 onwards”.
Steve I Martin is a teacher, researcher and author who specialises in the fields of Black British history and literature. He works with museums, archives and the education sector to bring diverse histories to wider audiences.
He founded the ‘500 Years of Black London’ walks nearly 20 years ago in response to the low profile given to the Black historical presence on the capital’s streets, and has consistently encouraged and championed the provision of plaques, street names and street furniture to this end.
He is also the author of several novels including Incomparable Worlds, Jupiter Williams and Jupiter Amidships.
8.45-9.30pm: Brockley Society Annual General Meeting
Brockley Society proposes to update its 1974 constitution to become a Community Infrastructure Organisation (CIO) Association Model. Membership has included everyone living in the Brockley Conservation Area and anyone else who wishes to be a member.
We will retain this, with two forms of membership:
1) Voting membership open to anyone who has indicated agreement with the charity’s purposes and who accepts the duty of members set out in the constitution. Annual or Special General Meetings will elect the trustees to manage the charity and set up sub-committees.
2) Informal or associate (non-voting) membership retains our open membership and allows involvement in all our activities.
The AGM will also elect officers (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer) and committee members. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to stand for a position or help on a sub-committee: Planning; Hilly Fields Fayre; Archives; MidWinter Warmer; Comms & Admin; Breakspears Mews Community Garden or new projects.