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Region Programme Action Officer’s Report

Regional Programme Action Report January/February 2023

This is my first report as Regional Programme Action Officer and I’m really looking forward to working with our clubs to support activities and share good practice.

Many clubs participated in the 16 days of activism, from one off events, to daily postings on the Regional website.  A special mention here for excellent media campaign by South Caernarvon whose posts were  thought provoking and uncompromising. Chester too ran a good campaign with a strong presence in the city.

In November President Susan and I met for a working lunch with PA Officers from Llandudno, Chester, Rhyl, Heswall, Nantwich and Ellesmere Port.  It was good to meet face to face and hear first hand of projects of all kinds which contribute to Programme Action.  Several clubs were unable to attend for various reasons, distance being one of them.  I hope we can alternate between face to face and Zoom meetings to accommodate all club PAOs.

I attended a Hub Zoom meeting on 21 December hosted by Ruth Healey, SIGBI Finance Director.  She was introducing the new data base which is due to go live later this month, though there were a couple of hiccups in her presentation.   I won’t go into details here, but hopefully the process of entering the PFRFs will be simpler.  Certainly there will be new and added features to help the process along.

Finally I would like to visit as many clubs as possible to hear about your work and ideas and hope to promote our Regional profile whenever possible.

Iris Batman

Regional Programme Action Officer