Getting AGM ready!

Sign up to join us on Wednesday 8 September at 6pm for our AGM. This will be an opportunity to vote in the CIPR East Anglia committee for the coming year, and to hear from President-Elect Rachel Roberts. Don’t forget, logging your attendance will gain you 5 CPD points!
We’ll take a look at what we’ve been up to over the past year, share our aspirations for 2022, and invite your questions and comments – this is your chance to have your say. We are also delighted to have a couple of special guests coming along to lend some inspiration. 
Finally, once we conclude the formal part of the meeting, you’ll be welcome to stay on for some informal networking in the style of our Connect meetups. Our monthly networking / social chats will resume after our AGM. 

As well as having your say about the team who will be joining the committee, we’ll also be asking you to accept the minutes of the last meeting, and our accounts for the year. If you want to look at them before the meeting, you will find them below, along with the agenda for the evening.

Written by Nic Wray, CIPR Group East Anglia Budget Manager

Photo by Chris Montgomery on Unsplash

CIPR EA Annual Meeting

CIPR members from across the East Anglia attended the CIPR East Anglia Annual General Meeting, which followed the regional conference on 23rd May in Cambridge.

The meeting gave members the opportunity to hear in more detail about the activity the group undertakes on their behalf, as well as develop plans for the year ahead. It is also the time when we elect new committee members for the year. Roles elected were:

Lead the East Anglia committee. Overall decision maker for the Committee. Attend quarterly Council meetings at London HQ. Chair events. Raise the profile of the East Anglia committee across the region. Maintain and boost membership within the region. Sustain relationships with CIPR.

New position, shadowing the group Chair as they lead the East Anglia committee in preparation for taking over leadership of the committee the following year.

Organise committee meetings / calls. Minutes. Keeping the committee updated and connected. Manage and coordinate contact details for all committee members.

Manage the committee’s finances. Pay suppliers / partners. Provide quarterly books for CIPR HQ. Provide monthly updates to Chair. Adhere to CIPR policies and guidelines. Be responsible for the committee’s Eventbrite page.

Annual Conference Coordinator(s)
Source sponsors for the event. Source reputable industry speakers for the event. Overall project management. Source venue. Work with local media / PR professionals to promote the event. Work with Treasurer to manage income and sign off on all expenses.

PRide Awards Coordinator
Select categories for the awards (already done) and agree fees. Select judges from the committee. Source sponsors for the event. Work with CIPR HQ to coordinate the event in the lead-up and on the night. Select menu for the awards. Source speaker. Source photographer. Work with treasurer to manage income and get sign off on all expenses. Source entertainment. Overall project management. Encourage entries for the awards (target for 2016 is 50 entries).

Event Coordinator
Working with the group Chairs and committee members to coordinate the event’s programme for the year and liaise with individual committee members on events they are planning to ensure we have a compelling events programme across our region.

Newsletter and E-Shot Coordinator
Working with CIPR HQ. Responsible for providing engaging and relevant copy for the CIPR HQ weekly e-shot. Responsible for providing engaging and relevant copy for the monthly newsletter slot for the committee.

Website Coordinator
Manage our regional committee’s website ensuring a regular flow of content and promotion of events, especially the conference microsite.

Social Media Coordinator
Manage our regional committee’s social media accounts – Twitter and LinkedIn. Responsible for ensuring both accounts are engaging with PR professional’s / PR industry / local media on a regular basis. Responsible for posts / tweets during CIPR East Anglia events.

Charity Coordinator
This is a brand new role! Working with the committee’s Chair(s) to come up with a detailed overview of how the CIPR East Anglia can work with a regional charity to provide PR support. This will be proposed to the committee at the Q2 meeting for feedback / questions / approval. Once approved the charity coordinator will lead in selecting a regional charity and managing this relationship.

Visit our committee page to see who was elected.