Democratic Left Scotland – Annual General Meeting

City Chambers, Edinburgh:

Saturday, June 5th, 11am – 4pm.

This year’s AGM will discuss the prospects for our organisation and the role it plays.  The afternoon discussion will focus on the Coalition and response to it. All members who can are encouraged to attend.  If you need assistance with travel or childcare please let us know.  It would be helpful to know if you likely to attend (or not).

The following members have been nominated for the National Council:

Maggie Chapman – Edinburgh

Mike Arnott – Dundee

Doug Bain – Glasgow

Sean Feeny – Glasgow

Davie Laing – Glasgow

Peter McColl – Edinburgh

David Purdy – Stirling

Stuart Fairweather – Dundee(Convener)

We would also encourage members, particularly women members and newer members, to consider taking part in the National Council meetings.  This is the group that runs our organisation between Annual General Meetings. Its bi-monthly meetings are focussed but relatively informal. We need a range of skills and views.  If you want to be considered co-opted onto the National Council please let us know.

Contact Stuart or any of the other National Council members if you wish to discuss what is involved

Agenda:

11amRegistration/Welcome

11.15amIntroduction ‘Our Year 2009-2010’

· Report of Work/Perspectives

· Financial Report

· National Council/Convener Nominations

12 noon – 1.15pm

2010-2011: Democratic Left Scotland our role and priorities. DLS plans an ‘away day’ in autumn 2010.  Today’s discussion will produce suggestions for that events discussion.

1.15pm – 2pmLunch

2pm – 4pm

The Coalition– developing a democratic left response in Scotland.

All members are welcome to share their views on their assessment of the Coalition, its plans and how we and others respond.

If you have any comments on the suggested Agenda or our plans for the AGM, then please let us know.

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