Annual Returns Information

Annual Returns have already been sent to AACM Clubs and will be sent to UK Clubs on 1 April 2015.  All the 2015 forms have already been uploaded to the Annual Returns page, including fee details.

New Digital Toolkit Page

This page is for all the exciting digital tools we come across which you might like to have a go at using yourself http://sigbi.org/members/communications-2/digital-tools/

Federation Vacancies Ballot Papers

Ballot Papers have been sent to all Clubs week commencing Monday 14 April 2015.  These are for seven Federation Positions and the Closing Date for all Ballots is 30 June 2015.

Full details and photographs of the candidates can be seen on the Federation Nomination Forms for Federation Posts 2015 page – http://sigbi.org/members/nomination-forms-for-federation-posts-2015/

Manage Directory Facility

The ability for Club Presidents, Secretaries and Membership Officers to update their membership information on line is now LIVE.  You can edit Member’s contact details, add new Members, resign Members, request a transfer to another Club and even request an updated copy of your Annual Return to be emailed (this will be sent to both Secretary and Treasurer).  You can also update your Officers for the new year.  Please note that you do not have to use this system.  You can still send forms to SIGBI HQ as before for us to make the changes.

All Members also have the ability to manage their own contact details, should they move house or change telephone numbers.

Instructions are given in the document below, which can also be accessed from within the system:

Welcome to the Members’ Area

Welcome to the Members’ only Section of the SIGBI website. Here you will find a wealth of information. Please select one of the options from the side panel to find out what is available.

Using the Members Area

The Members area has been re-organised to make it easier to find the information you need.  Please see the notes below on where to look for information. Members: Information that affects individual members is in the Membership section.  This includes: Membership Statement, New Members Pack, Policy documents, Grants of Friendships from other Federations and Memorial Fund application form. Programme: This section includes any information concerned with Programme at Federation level.  Programme Resolutions are included in this section. Clubs: Club Executive Officers should look in this section for all the information they need to manage a Club or start a new one.  In the Club Resource Centre you can find all the Easy Stages Guides and Flexible Management of a Club documents, as well as the SIGBI Logo, policy documents and Club Governance Documents (club constitution and club role specifications), and annual returns and membership forms.  There is also information on Recruitment and Retention of members. Regions/NA/Networks: Region/NA/Network Executive Officers should look in this section for all the information they need to manage a Region/NA/Network or start a new club within their Region/NA/Network.  The Region/NA/Network Resource Centre contains the Easy Stages Guides, SIGBI Logo, policy documents and Region/NA/Network Governance Documents (Region/NA/Network constitution and role specifications). Federation: Documents that concern the whole Federation are in this section, including the Building the Future of SIGBI information, SIGBI Byelaws and Articles of Association, Annual Reports and Accounts, General Meeting Minutes and Resolutions and Application Forms for Federation posts.

General Tips for using the Members Area

The sections of the members area are listed in the left-hand side panel.  Where there is a small down arrow next to the section title, it means there are sub-pages.  Click on the arrow to open up the sub-pages to see what the section contains. (The arrow will then change to an up arrow). Note that clicking on the arrow does not take you to that section.  You will stay on the page you are currently viewing until you actually clicking on the title of a page.  For the sections at the bottom of the list, after clicking on the down arrow you will need to scroll down to see the sub-pages. To close a section again, click the up arrow. Clicking directly on a section title will take you to the top level page of that section and will also display the sub-pages in the section.  You will still need to scroll down for the sections lower down.