Supporting Good Governance

July arrives in spectacular fashion with a beautiful bout of sun and warmth, a real treat for us locally and all those visiting our beautiful county over this time.  While we enjoy summer it seems strange to be looking towards the autumn already, but forward planning and constant review are key tools in ensuring a sustainable business model and positive growth.

We are already planning for our November AGM which is to be held on Thursday 8 November in Penrith.  This year we will be focusing on governance, looking at our own structures and arrangements but also providing support and information throughout the day for our members too. I’m already excited about the event; we are planning a full and interactive day which you and your organisation can benefit from. So please pencil in the date and our formal invite will be sent to you all soon. We hope that as many of you as possible can attend, in particular our members.

Our AGM is also the time when we vote new trustees onto our board from our member organisations and we currently have vacancies that we hope to fill. Cumbria CVS’s board is a supportive and knowledgeable group of volunteers who bring a wealth of skills and experience to the organisation and the wider sector. Further details regarding these vacancies and how to apply will be circulated soon, but if you feel that you or any of your colleagues would like to join our great team of trustees, please get in touch now – we would be more than happy to support you through the process.

I hope you continue to enjoy and stay safe in the warm weather and I’ll see you at our AGM.

Laura Cadman
Chief Executive Officer
Cumbria CVS