This invitation has already gone out to our members but, in view of the fact that this year's AGM is a critical one (as you'll see from the attached agenda), I should like to invite you our supporters/newsletter subscribers also. Only members are allowed to vote but everyone will be able to speak.
Now onto the grim business of the AGM. Many of you will know that I have had a hard time personally this year and now feel unable to continue the level of involvement with Transiton Exmouth that it deserves.
I have been chair for several years and with the help of a few colleagues we've achieved much in terms of enhancing our profile in the local Corridors of Power.
With members and supporters on the TC and EDDC, with the inclusion of many good aspirations in the Neighbourhood Plan, with the adoption of Climate Emergency motion, with local activity by Extinction Rebellion, and with the Wild Exmouth project, our aims can be said to have beenn furthered. At the same time our resources, particularly human resources have in fact dwindled. We didn't put in an appearance at the Exmouth Festival and we failed to put together a bid for the TC's Community Grant scheme.
What we've not been able to do is to hold events or to gather funds so as to support the Affiliated Groups that are our reason for being. The affiliated groups have themselves been fewer and have not regularly engaged with the Umbrella Group so as to further our joint aims. Your Umbrella Group has met only infrequently in recent months and I've not been put under pressure to correct this.
My view is that Transition Exmouth has in fact dissolved and I see little prospect of it thriving.
My motion to dissolve I see therefore as formalising the existing situation. Should it be revived at the AGM, I will of course want to play some role but not the six roles that I currently fill!
Hope to see you all on 14 September. Best wishes, Adrian