Our branch AGM takes place at Shakespeares on Tuesday 2 April at 8pm and one of the main items on the agenda is electing the committee that runs the branch for the year ahead. A number of long-standing members are unfortunately having to scale down their involvement, but this means we have some great opportunities for some new faces to get involved and give the branch a bit of new energy and enthusiasm.
Fancy a voluntary role on the committee? Here are the jobs we will possibly have available:
Beer Matters Editor and Webmaster: responsible for the content of our branch magazine and website and building a working relationship with local breweries and publicans that supply news and adverts.
Press and Social Media Officer: Spreads the word and ensures coverage of our events and campaigning themes, makes sure our viewpoint is reported when issues of our interest are topical, participates in media interviews, builds and maintains relationships with local journalists and influencers.
Social Secretary: Organises and hosts various social events for members throughout the year including guided pub crawls, brewery tours, beer tastings and more.
Young Members’ Contact: Acts as a local contact for the wider network of young members (aged 18-30) and takes the initiative to get more of our younger members actively involved in the branch by organising specific young members socials and liaising with the universities’ real ale societies.
Members are also welcome to put their names forward for other committee positions if they are interested. In the event that there are multiple candidates for a role then an election will be held at the AGM. If you have any questions about what being on the committee entails, please come along to a branch meeting or contact the branch by email or on Facebook.