Annual General Meeting 2013

Annual General Meeting 2013

MAV will have our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 19th June 2013 at Hulme Hall, Claremont Resource Centre, Hulme, Manchester, M15 5FS. The evening will start at 7pm and refreshments will be served after the event. The post of Treasurer will be open for nominations. Ms. Vida Swanston has currently completed 3 years in the post of Treasurer.  MAV would like to open the post to a new volunteer. Please contact the office if you would like to be considered for the post. Contact details are at the end of this post.

The Annual General Meeting will be hosted by the MAV Chairperson Mrs PaulineSergeant and a review of the past year will be completed.  The Chairperson has completed her first year as MAV Chairperson. She has been keen on improving management structures and policies and procedures. The Chairperson has been instrumental in improving our Child Protection, Disciplinary Procedure, Volunteer Induction and Conflict of Interest Policies. She also introduced  new policies such as the Email and Phone Usage Policy. The Chairperson would like to extended a warm welcome to everyone at our Annual General Meeting on 19th June 2013 at 7pm.  Please confirm your attendance at this years event by calling or emailing our office using information below.

Phone: 0161 226 8134


TEAD Project Ends  

The Training & Enjoying Achieving Development Project (TEAD) came to an end on the 31st May 2013. We completed all outcomes for the project. The main event which was held in Manchester City Centre, Albert Square on 16th September 2012 was the most ambitious event MAV have ever undertaken.  The stage performance programme brought together a variety of acts from across Manchester.  Acts included dance, rap, poetry, drumming and gospel singing.  There were also messages from Pauline Sergeant (MAV Chairperson) and Patsy Mckie (MAV Founder) and  Tony Lloyd who is now Police Commissioner for Manchester.   The theme Enjoy & Achieve was the start of a yearlong project which supported the educational and emotional wellbeing of our volunteers, young people and vulnerable adults in our community.  The training programme included a new induction package which was offered to all volunteers. Other training undertaken included business support, mentoring self-esteem and personal development.  Over 60 hours of counselling and mentoring was also provided. The project was made possible by the hard work of our volunteers and funding from the BIG Lottery Fund.  MAV are keen to secure more funding to develop a second phase of the TEAD Project in 2013.

Lee Rigby Tribute: Our Heart are with his Family & Friends

MAV was horrified to hear of the murder of soldier Lee Rigby, from Manchester.  Rigby’s family said the 25-year-old’s death had a devastating effect on them, but said they were amazed by the worldwide support they had received. MAV understands the value of support for the families of victims of murder from the local and wider community.

In a statement issued through the Ministry of Defence (MoD), the soldier’s family, including mother and stepfather Lyn and Ian, wife Rebecca, and son Jack, said: “We would like to emphasise that Lee would not want people to use his name as an excuse to carry out attacks against others.”

The tribute, which expressed thanks for the “overwhelming” support they had received, came as an inquest into Drummer Rigby’s death was opened and adjourned. During a brief hearing at Southwark Coroner’s Court it was said the 25-year-old had been working at the Tower of London on the day he died. Drummer Rigby was attacked as he returned to his barracks in Woolwich on 22nd May 2013. The family said in a statement;

We would not wish any other families to go through this harrowing experience and appeal to everyone to keep calm and show their respect in a peaceful manner.” His death had a devastating effect on them but said the global support they received had been “truly staggering” and was giving them the strength to carry on. We all loved Lee deeply and we know that he loved us – we all miss him so much.

Drummer Rigby’s violent death was greeted with shock across the country, and particularly in Woolwich where the barracks are an integral part of the area. Barracks Commander Lieutenant Colonel Bob Christopher paid tribute to the 25-year-old, saying the best memorial for the soldier was to make sure his death did not separate the “military family” in Woolwich from the support it received. Drummer Rigby’s fiancée Aimee West has also released a brief tribute to him through Scotland Yard, saying: “I am extremely proud of him and I am moved by all the flowers and tributes, and that he has been remembered by the nation as the great man that he was.”

Manchester Evening New – 31st May 2013

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