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MAR 21

Trustees Conference 2020

21 March 2020, London

Trustees conference 2020: Becoming and being a registered charity.

  • Is your area meeting an unregistered charity?
  • Is your area meeting a registered charity?
  • How do you meet your legal responsibilities while staying true to Quaker values?

This one day conference is for all area meeting trustees. If your area meeting is not yet a registered charity, this conference will help you to learn more about registration which all AMs will soon be required to do.

If your area meeting is already registered, hear about constructive ways forward that others have found.

Our keynote speaker will address how we can allow our stewardship to be guided by the Spirit.


for Unregistered AMs:

Registering as a charity

(recent experience)

Erica Cadbury
Craven & Keighley AM

for Registered AMs:

Being a mega Meeting

(large charity, many meetings)

Judith Jenner
Central England AM


Participants will be able to attend up to two workshops. Space on some workshops may be limited. We recommend you book early.

Becoming an Incorporated Charity – recent experience

Mervyn Dobbin, Luton & Leighton AM (clerk of Trustees until Dec 2018)

Luton and Leighton AM registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in July 2017. Mervyn Dobbin will present the strategy that Trustees pursued to achieve CIO status. The focus will be on three areas: the procedures and actions prior to making an application; making the application; and the post-registration issues resulting from the change of status. He will give examples of the documents written and the minutes agreed, during the whole process.

Trustees Handbook

Alison Gray, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire AM

A new Trustees Handbook is in course of preparation. QSC wants this to reflect the needs of Trustees, prospective Trustees and others who might consult it. Friends attending this workshop will be briefed on progress to date and be asked for their comments with particular reference to the proposed format and contents.

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) for Meetings

BYM Data Protection Group

This workshop will cover the key areas of GDPR compliance for Meetings. We will discuss Trustees' responsibilities, key actions to take, BYM advice, and other places to find help.

Training for Trustees

Linda Craig, London West AM

The aim is to help you to assess your training needs as Trustees and to look at ways in which they might be met.

Becoming a Mega Meeting – a London perspective

Bernadette O'Shea, London Quakers Property Trust & London West AM

London Quakers Property Trust (LQPT) is a long-established Quaker body which cares for the 37 Meeting Houses of London. This workshop explore how LQPT is working with the seven Area Meetings of London to discern the best way forward for Quakers in London to thrive. Proposals have been offered which would fundamentally change the legal structures and trustee arrangements. There is no simple or easy answer but standing still is not a sensible approach.

To book your place

Please contact Helen Griffith, 020 7663 1161

More information

For more information contact:

Helen Griffith

Telephone: 020 7663 1161

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Date & time

Start: 09:30 on 21 March 2020

Finish: 16:30 on 21 March 2020


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173 Euston Road
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