AGM 2013

Annual General Meeting

September 28 2013

Notice of the AGM was circulated to members and contacts on August 19 2013. Details are posted on the ACERT website.

Agenda

  • Welcome and Apologies
  • Chair’s Annual Report of the work done by ACERT
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Adoption of audited Accounts
  • Election of Honorary Officers 2013 -2014
    • Chair
    • 2 Vice Chairs
    • Treasurer
    • ·Election of Committee 2013-2014
    • ·Appointment of Auditor(s)
    • ·Date of next AGM
    • ·AOB

Only paid up members have voting rights.

Those wishing to stand for election must have been a member of ACERT for at least 3 months.

Nominations for Honorary Officers or members of the Committee may be made by members of ACERT in writing. The nomination and the consent of each nominee must be received prior to the meeting.

Nominations may also be taken from the floor of the meeting. Those nominated must give consent.

The total number of Committee Members including Officers is not more than 15.

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Resources for adult Travellers

The Irish Chaplaincy in Britain has been working with Irish Prisoners in British jails for the past 25 years. Education and literacy are issues for many, especially Travellers, so Conn Mac Gabhann and Joe Cottrell-Boyce have produced to culturally relevant and age appropriate books for emerging readers.Emergent readers for Travellers: A Traveller’s Home, We are Travellers

Other resources include:
Traveller Posters: Irish Traveller MusiciansTraveller Role ModelsTraveller EducationPrison Monitoring W3 Poster

Irish Traveller Musicians Postcards: Johnny DoranFelix DoranJohn DohertyJohn Reilly

For more information call 020 7482 5528 or email travellers@irishchaplaincy.org.uk

Successful mediator trainees

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Eighteen trainees from Gypsy, Irish Traveller and Roma communities were presented with certificates by Marcos Andrade
Project Manager ROMED, Ian Naysmith Department of Communities and Local Government and Keith Whitmore, President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. The trainees participated in two residential sessions totalling six days, and also completed an assignment. A further six trainees were unable to attend the final session, but we recognise their contributions and hope it will be possible to include them in future training.

ACERT  hopes to make the case for a future course and any Community members wishing to participate can express interest by following this link. The training is intended for community members whose work (paid or voluntary) includes mediation.

Thank you to all who contributed to this important initiative.

Dream Makers


DreamMakers is a 16 months long, UK – wide project (Glasgow, Bolton, Peterborough, Newham, London) . In each location, 6-8 young people (between 13-19 year olds)  of Roma, English Romany, Irish Traveller and non-Roma backgrounds, will be given training in photography, sound and video, to become reporters from their communities. The project is exploring themes of identity, migration, belonging, dreams and aspirations. 
Please visit www.dreammakersuk.tumblr.com to find out more.

A Steering Committe of members from all the partnering organisations is following the project.
After each lot of workshops in each location a community celebratory event/exhibition will take place: first one to be in Glasgow, 11 December 2012.

A final exhibition collating all the materials and bringing together all the participants will take place in London at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, June 2013. It will be surrounded by a series of events and symposiums.

The young DreamMakers will co-curate the exhibiton.

A book with all the materials will be published in Autumn 2013.