Update on our latest General Meeting

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Held on Tuesday 4th February at 8.30pm in the Story House, Chester

Item 1 Welcome and Introductions

MH opened the meeting and welcomed everyone.  

Item 2 Update since last meeting (12/11/19 at the Bickerton Poacher)

JR explained that:


  • We are growing
  • We ceased to operate as a project in January, with our last chunk of project funding   received in October 2019.
  • The Co-Op will now run on its own income, and we are looking for sources of funding to sustain us until we are big enough to be self-sustaining. 
  • The voice recordings made at our last meeting at the Bickerton Poacher were used in a feature broadcast on BBC Radio Four “You and Yours” on 15thJanuary 2020. 

Item 3 Discussion

1.  ‘How to market the Co-Op and get the message out there’ 


It was agreed that:


  • We would create a calendar of annual events that we could attend to market the Co-Op.
  • JR would circulate leaflets to JJ & SC
  • We would consider holding an “Open” Meeting later in the year. 
  • We would attend network such as the Cornerstone Coffee Mornings

2.  Running the Co-Op - opportunities to learn & develop (including the Care Academy)


It was agreed that:


  • We would try to identify opportunities for members to learn new skills and develop within the Co-Op. 

Item 4 Any other business

There was no other business and the meeting was concluded at 9.30pm.

Our previous General Meetings

Notes from our meeting in November 2019

Notes from our meeting in June 2019

Notes from our Annual General Meeting in April 2019