Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Deal With It's AGM

Deal With It celebrated its fourth birthday at its AGM on Saturday.
The Highlights of the Year
  • Successful Green Energy Forum to showcase options available under new Feed-In-Tariff scheme
  • The Call of the Wild meeting with RSBP and Geoff Meaden
  • Chicken Count & 'Home Runs's
  • New Format monthly meetings with a wide range of speakers, films and discussions.
  • Transition Town all-day workshop
  • Co-organised Deal's Zero Carbon Concert
  • Several Deal Beach Cleans
  • Stalls all around the district
  • Launch of our local Food Campaign - Delicious Deal
A big thanks to your all for your great support for our events during 2010 and our many volunteers for turning up to make it happen!

A special thanks to Rosie Rechter for holding us all together, our current organising group members and to past members Becky and Jeremy for their great support .

This year's programme:
  • Delicious Deal  food initiatives planned - Deal Garden Share, Guerrilla Gardening, Community Gardens and Wildlife friendly gardening. Food Mapping & nutrition, cooking your own, basic baking and real bread.
  • Energy Group - ideas for a Green Energy Fair, Exploring options community generation and coops for PVs and Understanding what it takes to Power Deal.
  • Transport Group - building on our work on local trains, bus services and car sharing. Supporting the new Cycle Forum and colleagues in Trains4Deal
  • Waste Group - get the group going (come to our meeting on the 22nd Feb)
  • We will be looking a larger event in the Autumn on Transition and local food
The meeting discussed and approved a new constitution for the Group - This is a stepping stone to make us into a formal transition town group. Thanks to Deal Fairtrade for attending and of course for the biscuits!

We are have two vacancies on the committee - so if you want to do a bit more or have an green idea you want to make happen contact us at
This year’s committee is:
· Rosemary Rechter (Co-ordinator), Victoria Nicholls (Secretary), Helen Reeve Stoffer (Treasurer)
· Charles Franklin, Sue Delling, Sarah Gleave & Steve Wakeford 

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