You will all be pleased to hear that Laura has had her operation and is currently recuperating. She is looking forward to coming back to work and I’m sure you will all join us in wishing her a speedy recovery.
Well, it’s that time of year again – the AGM season!
The Cumbria CVS AGM will be on Thursday 8 November at Rheged. It would be great to see you all there, as we’ve got an exciting day of speakers and workshops to help you run a great third sector organisation.
The morning will include a presentation from Jane Ide, Chief Executive of NAVCA – National Association of Voluntary and Community Action – the national umbrella body for CVS organisations. We’ve been working closely with NAVCA over the last year as they’ve been involved in a project around the role local voluntary and community organisations can play in the response to and recovery from emergencies – an area of work that Cumbria clearly has a wide experience of. However, Jane’s input to our AGM will be broader, setting out the national context in which local voluntary and community groups are currently operating, and outlining the challenges and opportunities facing the sector.