At Peer Action we like to focus on delivering activities & groups and less on who is responsible for what, however as a registered charity we are required to have a board of elected trustees to be accountable. Frankly, being a trustee is not that exciting - it is just necessary for an organisation to continue, we have to find money; write bids; review the accounts; set policy; provide returns to funders to show what we did; check legal compliance & insurance; send the charity commission reports; and worry about the scope of what we do. In the last few months we have had a few changes to the trustees that we wanted to let you all know about: - our two most recent probationary trustees will not now be joining us - Our nominee Treasurer (financial accounting) sadly died unexpectedly and our thoughts are with his friends and family. In addition, our most recent probationary trustee decided that after trying the role for a short period, that this was for them - sadly its not that unusual for prospective trustees to decide committee work isn’t for them and revert to being involved with specific activities. Last month - two of our long serving trustees; who together helped us progress towards charitable status; decided they had done their few year and it was time to move on. We would like to thank Chris and Julia for all their help with the games nights, Pride, garden parties and numerous other initiatives. These recent changes have left us with space for some new trustees, who would serve for a renewable period of 3 years this may not be the most exciting way to encourage people to step forward - but if you would like to get more involved, your help would be appreciated and a couple of additional people would add to flexibility, skills and long term stability of the team. To find out more - why not come to the next steering group (see: “get involved” in the listings) or message us via the website. The first step is more low key and can be as simple as helping with a newsletter or arranging an event. We are very happy for people to take a while to get involved and find a role that fits them. While we take time to engage new trustees, Peer Action will continue as before; the calendar is as planned and we even expanding one or two of our trips. We hope to see you soon.