Greetings from Kirren Isle Community Association

Written by Kathy Faulks, Small Groups Development Worker at VAL in the name of 'Dick' a fictional trustee. Dick wants you to make suggestions for subjects that you would like him to blog about.

Kirren Isle

Hello... is there anyone out there? My name is Dick and I am vice chair of a charitable company called Kirren Isle Community Association. You may have come across the charity before in the context of newsletter articles written about us by Kathy Faulks, Small Groups Development Worker at Voluntary Action Leeds.

What a stickler for the rules Kathy is. She's had a really bad influence on the chair, Julian who started to be very correct about everything and going on about our responsibilities as charity trustees and company directors. Honestly, he was much more easy going before he started asking Kathy for advice. 

Anyway, I have noticed that Kathy has started tweeting @kathyfaulks and I have decided that I need to get into this social media lark so I am going to start blogging which sounds far more substantial to me than tweeting. I jolly well want to show my fellow trustees that there is more to me than meets the eye.

Do you know that the treasurer of the board who is called 'Georgina' but will only answer to 'George'  has informed the trustees that they must provide their own ginger beer in the future. Actually, I find it really useful to refer to George as Georgina at board meetings and then she sulks for ages and doesn’t say anything.

Anyway, none of the other trustees tend to use social media so I am hoping that they won’t read my blogs. Nobody takes me seriously at board meetings and if they do it usually means that I end up being sent off on training courses  at Voluntary Action Leeds usually connected with topics such as equality and diversity.

Well reader, you will jolly well be able to judge me for yourself. Please let me know what you would like me to blog about and I will happily oblige.

Meanwhile, I would like to wish my fellow trustees and childhood chums a really Merry Christmas and lots of adventures in the year ahead. (Not forgetting Timmy our faithful canine friend who is no longer allowed into board meetings because he howls with the boredom of it all.) Merry Christmas everybody.... Dick  


Comments (4)

  1. Laura Elson:
    Dec 19, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Hi Dick, sorry to hear that your board meetings are a bit boring, do you have any ideas about how you could liven them up a bit? Or maybe you need to recruit some new people on to the board, what do you think is the best way of doing that? Have a lovely Christmas at Kirren Isle!

  2. Claire Welling:
    Dec 19, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Tell me Dick, what are the duties of a Vice Chair?

  3. kathy faulks:
    Dec 19, 2013 at 01:34 PM

    Hi Laura, I am sure Dick will be blogging about this before you know it.

  4. kathy faulks:
    Dec 19, 2013 at 01:37 PM

    Hi Claire, Dick has just phoned me. He has interrupted his trustee board Christmas dinner (hard boiled eggs and lashings of ginger beer) to begin work on a description of his duties.

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