The next ACT Board meeting will take place immediately after the AGM on Wednesday 15th November 2017, in the Astley Hall Club room.
These are challenging times for small communities; important services are being reduced by governments and councils, and more budget cuts are on the way. There is a strong feeling that communities who want to thrive and not just survive, must grasp the nettle and act for themselves—there are lots of innovative ideas just waiting to be put into practice in communities like ours, up and down Scotland.
ACT is seeking some new Board members – people with enthusiasm, and a positive vision for Arisaig, to take forward new projects, and ensure that the assets for which we have ongoing responsibility, continue to be well managed and run. If you are interested in joining the Board, send an email to email@example.com to find out more.
The ACT AGM will be held in the Astley Hall club room on Wednesday 15th November 2017, at 7pm. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend, but only full members can vote in an election for new Board members, and in votes taken on any changes to the organisation’s Memorandum and Articles.
Please see Membership page for downloadable membership forms
Arisaig Community Trust – working for Arisaig
A bit of background . . . .
Arisaig Community Trust (ACT) was set up to support and promote the sustainable development of the Arisaig community (in this context the Arisaig community includes all addresses with a PH39 postcode). All aspects of community life are included – education, environment, recreation, culture, employment – for all generations who make up our diverse population. ACT wants to assist in developing a true sense of community.
The Trust can act in a variety of ways including: initiating new projects; supporting community groups; taking responsibility for local amenities; promoting environmental schemes such as a community carbon footprint analysis; and, perhaps most importantly, endeavouring to set up a long term income-generating scheme to support local initiatives. The Trust has charitable status, and is a company limited by guarantee.
The Trust is managed by a board of directors, the members of which are elected by full members of ACT (i.e. members aged over 18 and resident in postcode area PH39). Board members can also be co-opted. Other categories of membership include those of Associate and Junior members. More information about membership categories can be found in the ACT Memorandum & Articles of Association (see below). New members are always welcome, and joining is very simple.
ACT board members are as follows:
Hugh Cameron (chair), Julia Gordon(vice-chair), Pamela King (appointed director), Heather MacDougall, Iain Macniven, Kate Mundell, Gordon Stewart (treasurer)
Company Secretary: Kate Mundell
Minute secretary: Rosemary Bridge
The Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Arisaig Community Trust can be found below.