Presentation on theme: "A.G.M West Lothian voluntary group 1 March 2014. AGENDA Treasurers Report Chairs Report Election of Committee The Year Ahead Report on Diabetes UK Family."— Presentation transcript:
Aims of West Lothian voluntary group Continue to provide support and information to all our members Raise awareness of diabetes and how the group can help Raise funds for Diabetes UK Scotland and for the local group
Membership 2013 Start of 2013 - 145 After Data Protection Exercise - 108 End of 2013 - 127 Source of new members
January Evening News – Diabetes Time Bomb – quote from May + Donals story DIAT table - Howden
Diabetes Information &Advice Table – DIAT (1) 64 DIATs at St Johns Diabetes Clinics GP Surgeries Flu Clinics TESCO Various events (2012 – 40 DIATs)
DIAT (2) GP Surgeries –Bathgate –Howden –Craigshill (new) –Blackburn –(Strathbrock from 2014 + contacted East Calder) Flu Clinics –Craigshill –Winchburgh
DIAT (3) More than 300 people given advice and information. 17 members volunteer Star volunteer – Marylin Boland Organised scheme + 42 tables
February First Meeting at Inverlamond- –Grace Bathgate – Who wants to be a Millionaire – Heathy Eating DIATs – –St Johns –Bathgate Primary Care Centre
Attendance at group meetings Average Attendance 2013 = 28 »(2012 – 26) Total no of members attending = 68 »(2012 – 60)
May James Walker – Conditions related to Diabetes + Newcastle Diet £500 donation from Silver Wedding Livingston Diabetes UK Roadshow – 13 volunteers Polo shirts /rainjackets subsidised for volunteers Voluntary Group Review Workshop DIAT – St Johns, –Howden
June Harry Day – Personal Best – Exercise & Diabetes Walk for Diabetes round Linlithgow Loch DIAT – St Johns –Craigshill –Bathgate Tesco South Queensferry – Step up
July (1) Richard Lane – President of Diabetes UK Edinburgh Evening News – Val Stewards story Shona – parachute jump Douglas Taylor joined committee as treasurer Improving Diabetes Care in Scottish Hospitals DIAT – St Johns Howden TESCO – Bathgate
July (2) Jenny Spraggon arrived! Kyle and Shona got engaged!
August Social Evening DIAT – –St Johns –Bathgate –Craigshill
September Question Time chaired by Karen Adamson Personal Best Survey DIAT –St Johns –Howden
October (1) Depression & Diabetes – Carol Haxton WISH
October (2) - TESCO Tesco – Big Collection –Bathgate, –Linlithgow, Falkirk, –South Queensferry, –Grangemouth 13 members 10 nonmembers + children Total £4516.55 Tesco Bathgate Halloween – raffle and Tombola
October - DIAT West Lothian Council Tenants Day West Lothian Equality Day St Johns Blackburn Craigshill Flu Clinics – –Winchburgh –Craigshill
November Stuart Ritchie – Whats New in Diabetes Voluntary Group Review Workshop LDRG Patient Seminar Humming Bird Ball Awareness Talk to Craigshill Neighbourhood group Risk Assessment Training Family Weekend Donal
December Xmas Party Volunteers Xmas Lunch Ruby Wedding donation £500 DIAT – –St Johns –Bathgate –Craigshill May got MBE!
Star Volunteer – Hilda McNeish Supports at group meetings Raises awareness at DIAT Fund raises - raffles, coffee morning etc
Aims Continue to provide support and information to all our members Raise awareness of diabetes and how the group can help Raise funds for Diabetes UK Scotland and for the local group
Diabetes UK New Group Agreement – from September 2014 New Name - West Lothian Diabetes UK Group Training Programmes for groups Volunteer liaison officer for groups New Group Agreement Online Handbook Improved links to group on Diabetes UK web-site Maximum £3000 reserves Must provide six-monthly report on activities Prior agreement from regional office for partnerships/contracts Office holders restricted to six years (from September 2014)
Aim 1 - Continue to provide support and information to all our members Monthly meetings Newsletter Walking Group Personal Best fitness proposal Sponsor Family Care Events
2014 Programme 4 February – Exercise and Diabetes 5 March - TESCO and fund-raising for Diabetes UK, Kirsty Doran, Diabetes UK National Account Manager for the TESCO partnership in Scotland. 2 April – Dr James Walker, Diabetes Consultant, St Johns Hospital 7 May - Professor Roy Taylor, Newcastle University – Research into Low calorie diets and diabetes 4 June – Dr James McCallum – a GPs view of diabetes 2 July –.TBA 6 August – Social Evening 3 September - Diabetes Question Time chaired by Dr Karen Adamson, Diabetes Consultant, St Johns Hospital 1 October – Living it Up 5 November – Complementary Therapies 3 December - Christmas party
How can you help support our members? Help with group meetings – –Put up posters at Inveralmond on night –Reception and badges –Set out and repack leaflets –Raffle tickets –Tea and coffee –Operate powerpoint –Operate microphones Need to arrive by 6.45.
Aim 2 - Raise awareness of diabetes DIAT Adopt a Surgery Risk Assessments Edinburgh Voluntary Group Seminar - 8 March 2014 LDRG Seminar – November 2014 Provide information packs to DESMOND and DAFNE Press releases Improving Diabetes Care in Scottish Hospitals Website, Facebook, Twitter
How can you help raise awareness Volunteer to help with DIAT Put up posters Hand out cards about the group Talk to family and friends about diabetes and the group
Aim 3 - Raise funds for Diabetes UK Scotland and local group TESCO – Big Can Collection 13 – 15 June 2014 Walk for Diabetes – 7 September 2014 Swim 22 Race Night? Piggy Bank collection Jewellery collection Apply for appropriate grants for – –Personal Best programme –Risk assessment equipment –Running costs
How can you help raise funds? Contribute raffle prizes Buy raffle tickets Volunteer for TESCO and other can collections Sponsored Activities
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