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Association AGM, Saturday 22nd April 2017
This year's Association AGM is being held at Llandaff Cathedral. In order to dovetail into the Cathedral's Services, diary, etc, the following arrangements have been made:
3:30pm: Open Ringing
6:00pm: Tea and Meeting
It is anticipated that the Meeting itself should start as soon as possible after 6:30pm. It will not start before that time.
Notice of Motion to amend the Association's General Rules
The following proposal for an amendment to General Rule 13b will be considered at the AGM:
"Notice of business to be transacted at all General Meetings, including motions for consideration, shall be given to members at least four weeks prior to the date of the meeting, either by letter or electronic media, via tower correspondents at each Association tower with members."
A copy of the current Association General Rules is available here.
Ringing at Trevethin will not be possible as there while a large refurbishment project being undertaken on the church. Until further notice the (2nd, 4th and 5th) Wednesday practices will be relocated to other towers - mainly Tredunnoc from 6.00-7.15pm. Visitors very welcome.
Neath, St Thomas
Ringing has temporarily stopped at St Thomas, Neath due to the tower being repointed. Hope to be ringing again by the end of March.
2016 Annual Report
If all has gone to plan then most of the Association's membership will have by now received their copy of the 2016 Annual Report.
The Report contains details of Association and Branch activities, practices, accounts, etc. The Report also contains the full list of Tower Correspondents which was, to the best of endeavours, correct at the time of going to press.
Llandaff Branch Newsletters
Updated 4th March 2016
The Llandaff Branch publishes a quarterly Newsletter, copies being sent to each tower.
The latest four Newsletters are available for download below in PDF format. The most recent Newsletter is at the top. Earlier editions (from February 2002) are available from the Webmaster.
Monmouth Branch Newsletters
Updated 20th February 2017
The Monmouth Branch publishes a quarterly Newsletter for its membership.
A copy of each edition of the Newsletter is sent to each Branch tower via the notified tower correspondent. Email copies are also sent to those who've asked to receive them that way.
Updated 6th February 2017
The Association's Management Committee is the body that oversees its running. It meet four times per year and provides the fulcrum for the Association's activities.
The Committee oversees the whole gammut of Association business, from the setting of budgets and the overseeing of financial affairs through to the offering of grant-aid and/or loans from the Bell Restoration Fund.
Peal Records Database
Updated 24th January 2017:
Database Update Files added
& 2016 Pealbook added
The Association has a complete record of all Peals rung in its name and within the Association's area since it was founded in 1893. A "read only" version of the Association's Peal Record Database is available for download and installation onto your PC (MS Windows only).
Also available for download are PDF files of each year's Peals since 1989.
Safeguarding and Health & Safety
New on 12th December 2016
The Church in Wales Safeguarding Policy was published in April 2016 and it considers this Policy to be mandatory. PCCs are now implementing the Policy which supersedes previous guidance on Young People (2007) and Vulnerable Adults (2011). There are several sections in the Policy which are applicable to ringing and to members of the Association and the activities which our members undertake.