Wednesday, 14 July 2010

New Sail banners for SE groups

The regional sail banners arrived last week just in time to make their debute at Tolpuddle this weekend. The banners pictured above are for use by any group or district in the SE who want to promote Woodcraft Folk in the local communities at fetes, festivals etc. The banners are based around Woodcraft aims and principles. The faces on the brown banner represent international friendship, the green hands represent co-operation and the wings on the blue banner represent peace

Monday, 14 June 2010

Main points of SE committee meeting

The SER committee had a tele conference on 10th June 2010.

The main points of the meeting were:

* £200 given to help run Woodcraft Folk activities at Tolpuddle this year.
* £400 of grants given to help young people attend Southern Regions Camp. Further money may be available if all T shirts are sold.
* Regional Gathering confirmed in Brighton on 13th November due to inability to identify alternative venue.
* Feedback received about various issues relating to Southern Regions camp.
* Agreed to contact districts on training needs.
* Agreed to put workshop together for regional gathering exploring the practicality of putting together a regional resource of nightly programmes.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Latest news from SER

The SE regional committee has had a busy time recently. In May we organised a training weekend that doubled up as a site visit to the venue for the Southern Regions summer camp.

The May event saw Woodies from all over the region taking part in 1st Aid or Forest School training. This was well received and enjoyed by the participants. On Sunday members from South West districts joined us and took part in a site walk around and discussions on common policies etc.

The SER has commissioned a T shirt for sale at the camp and the funds raised will be used to assist places at camp for young people.

The committee has been looking for a venue for regional gathering in November outside of Brighton but central in the region. A provisional date of 13th November has been agreed.

The committee has made an application to Awards for All to fund some further Forest School training. And we should hear if we have been successful shortly.

We have commissioned an artist to design three sail banners for use within the region- based on themes of co-operation, peace and international friendship. The initial designs should be available next week.

The committee has also started to look at a new constitution for the region.