This is a reminder that FEDAGA is holding its Review Meeting on Saturday 10 November at Southside Community Centre, Nicholson Street, Edinburgh. The meeting will start at 10.30am (prompt!) and finish around 3pm. Please bring a packed lunch and drinks as the cafe on the premises will not be open – though there are plenty of places nearby to buy sandwiches etc. The room may not be very warm first thing so please make sure you have enough warm clothes for comfort.
The idea is to open the meeting with a brief summary of what FEDAGA has achieved (or not) over the years which has brought us to this position where a review of our aims and activities is required. The feeling throughout the past year or so is that we need to examine what we do, how we can improve and – most importantly – create better communications with plotholders in order to address and manage better their concerns and interests.
Over the past few months we have asked for comments via the newsletter, the Show and through regular contact with site committees, reps and plotholders. Now we hope to use the Review Day to examine those comments and suggestions, hear more and then start the process of change in order that FEDAGA can serve plotholders more effectively and efficiently.
The plan is that representatives from sites attend in the morning to contribute comments to help shape FEDAGA’s aims and objectives. Those comments will then be summarised and taken to a slightly more formal meeting in the afternoon where we hope to develop a plan of action for FEDAGA from the comments and suggestions we have gathered.
I would stress that everyone is welcome to stay for the whole day, but we are aware that people have busy lives, so delegates are invited simply to attend for as long as they want/can. The FEDAGA management committee will attend for the whole day. I would also stress that we want the Review Day to be informal and above all, positive.
Please let me know as soon as possible who will be attending from your site.
Maggie Rodan (FEDAGA Secretary)