GUILD REVIEW PROGRESS REPORT NOVEMBER 2012
This Review is also downloadable in Adobe PDF Format
To all Members of the Lincoln Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers.
This report is to update all members on the progress of the Strategic Review being carried out on the Guild's Objectives and Operations. We invite all members to read this report and we would welcome feedback on your views on any aspect of the work being undertaken.
There is a short questionnaire for members to fill in, covering some particular points that the Review Groups would like views on at this time. Your views are important as by including them in the Review will help create a balanced set of proposals that will lead to having a successful future. Whilst views of individuals are most welcome you may wish to pool ideas and reply as a Tower or other group. The questionnaire is available in either Word Format or as an Adobe PDF Document
GUILD REVIEW GUIDE
A total review of the Guild's Objectives and Operations has been proposed in the belief that significant changes to the way the Guild operates are needed to reverse the current decline in ringers / membership and in the level of service provided for ringing bells for church and community.
The Guild has, like many historical institutions, an important and distinguished past, but this may be the time when there is a need to re-invent itself in order to have a successful future.
At the Guild Committee meeting on 23 June 2012 it was agreed that working groups would be set up to develop a Strategic Review that will lead to a plan being developed to create an organisation that is suitable for a one thousand plus membership in this century whilst ensuring ongoing development and growth.
Each of the Groups taking part in the Strategic Review are requested to use the following guidelines:
GUILD RESPONSIBILTY AND APPROVAL
GUILD REVIEW GROUPS DETAIL
The following working groups have been organised to work on a Strategic Review of the Guild's Objectives and Operations. The objectives for each group are stated below and further guidelines including timing and responsibilities are attached.
|STEERING GROUP||To help guide each group in its individual objectives and incorporate
recommendations into a comprehensive Business Plan.
||Alan Payne (Leader)||Sandra Underwood||Roger Lord|
||Teaching and Coaching|
|Objective:||A high standard of teaching and coaching to be widely available to ensure any new recruits
have an opportunity to maximise skills and are motivated to progress and stay in ringing.
||Sue Faull ( Leader)||Mark Hibbard||Margaret Parker|
|Elements:||Include but not exclusively: ITTS, Association of Ringing Teachers, Accreditation,
Motivational Tools, Guild / Branch availability, Residential / Day Schools,
Tower Captain / Ringing Master Role.
||Recruitment and Retention|
|Members:||Ian Till (Leader)||Jonathan Clark||Lorraine Jeffrey|
|David Braunton||Ben Meyer||Alistair Cherry
|Elements:||Include but not exclusively: Recruiting Methods, Publicity, School Clubs / Visits, Open Days,
Creating / Selling Attractive Elements (a promotional package),
Young Ringers Organisation / Activities.
||Development of Ringers and Ringing Standards|
|Members:||Graham Colborne (Leader)||Michael Maughan||Janet Clarke|
|Michael Smith||Chris Woodcock||Andrew Blacklock
|Elements:||Include but not exclusively: Striking Competitions. Special Practices.
||Guild and Branch Organisation|
|Objective:||To have an organisation that will deliver a sustainable future.
|Members:||Alistair Donaldson (Leader)||Judith Rogers||Barbara Rand|
|Andrew Bennet||Jenny Bennett||Roy Norman
|Elements:||Include but not exclusively: Guild & Branch Structure, All Administration and Financial
Systems / Control, Communication Systems, Website(s) Management and Control,
Executive Structure, Voting / Election System, Level of Branch Autonomy.
||Guild Objectives and Rules|
|Objective:|| To have all the Guild's Objectives and Rules meaningfully and accurately described to
meet it's ongoing purpose, intent, and all external laws and guidelines placed upon it.
|Members:||Robin Heppenstall (Leader)||Philip Green||Jim Benner|
|Elements:||Include but not exclusively: System of Governance for Guild and Branch, Guild and Branch
Rules (same/combined/separate), Guild Rules, Striking Competition Rules, Bell Repair Fund
Issue No. 2
22 Nov 2012
Alan G Payne