Cork Textiles Network AGM 01.04.2021 via Zoom
Present- Fiodhna Ní Bhaoill , Mary Ffrench, Kim Ling Morris, Hilda De Lacy, Carmel Creaner, Mary Palmer, Dara Healy,
- 1.Introduction of the Committee
- Fiodhna Ní Bhaoill
Co-Chair Mary FFrench
- Kim Ling Morris
Membership Secretary Kim Ling Morris
- Dara Healy
- 2.Thank you to Hilda for all her hard work as Chairperson and Treasurer before that.
- 3.Garda Vetting
Fiodhna and Mary are to reassess our access to Garda Vetting for the future/any projects with vulnerable people.
- 4.Treasurers Report
€35,600 in our account as of 18.03.2021
- 5.Vote on Changes to Account approved
Proposed to change to online banking as during covid it is difficult to attend in person every week and necessity of 2 signatories in incompatible with our 5km limit and social distancing.
Treasurer, Chair and Co-chair will have access to the online banking
80 members renewed by March. Email and newsletter lists to be updated on the 29th April 2021 in line with GDPR
Website will be updated by Carmel.
Past Members will be removed from the Website Gallery page in April 2021 to promote existing members.
- 8.Contact Details/ Email
Committee will explore costs involved with gmail hosting email.
Appointment of one admin for the email account to be confirmed.
- 9.Thread Talks
Zoom Thread Talks supported by members with participants in the 30's for Alice Fox and Hannah Lamb
Some difficulty with last minute enquiries. Going forward zoom link will be sent to all members provided membership is below 100 limit for zoom.
- 10.Employment of an Artistic Administrator
The burnout of volunteers was discussed and it was agreed to look into the costs and legal, financial , insurance, tax implications of employing an artistic administrator one day a week to source funding and opportunities for the network going forward.
Fiodhna expressed concern as an incoming chairperson taking on such a major change to the network. A report on this will be needed before any decisions are made. Benchspace and Sample Studios will be able to provide assistance and guidance in this area.
A vote was held and it was agreed that we would investigate the pros and cons before the next meeting.
The Network will purchase an external hard drive to store the networks accounts, images and all relevant date. We may need cloud storage going forward as Hilda currently has been storing this for us.
A vote was held to accept this as our AGM for 2021 due to the exceptional circumstances and that we cannot hold our usual meeting in the Library with all members.