Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Branch AGM

The 2020 Scarborough Branch AGM will be held via Zoom at 7pm on Thursday 19th November. All members welcome.

Contact Stewart Campbell, ku.gro.armac.hguorobracs@rerusaert, if you have not received an Email with the meeting link on.

Volunteer with Scarborough CAMRA Committee

The committee is responsible for the management of the branch, and as a group they make decisions and suggestions which are put to the members for their consideration, comment and agreement. The committee cannot put a proposal into place without the agreement of the members of the branch.

All committee members stand down at the AGM and every member is welcome to stand for any position on the incoming committee. Interested members will need two members to nominate and second a nomination in order to stand.

As a committee we reserve the right to limit the range of posts which make up our committee, and only post holders make up the committee. Below is the list of key committee posts, in addition there is also a Clubs Officer and Cider Representative post, plus local assistant pub co-ordinators (Filey, Malton, or Pickering). We are also looking for someone who can manage and update the branch website.

Download a nomination form here: Committee nomination form.

Due to current restrictions please could nominating members confirm their nomination and seconding of nominees by Emailling Stewart at ku.gro.armac.hguorobracs@rerusaert

Roles and Responsibilities

Branch Chairman

A Chairman oversees the administration of Branch and the role includes;

• Chairing committee meetings and facilitating the committee’s decisions

• Ensure that the Branch complies with all policies set out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association of CAMRA Ltd, the Branch's Constitution and CAMRA's Internal Policy Document (IPD)

• Chairing branch meetings and encourage local CAMRA members to get involved with Branch activities

• Ensuring Branch finances are managed properly and regularly reviewed

• Ensuring Campaigning is treated as a priority

• Ensuring activities such as the Good Beer Guide and Pub of the Year selection are conducted in a democratic, transparent and timely manner

• Ensuring internal and external communications are effective

• You would ideally represent your Branch at Regional CAMRA meetings


Your activities will be to:

• Prepare and amend documents, policies and procedures for the committee in line with Memorandum and Articles of Association of CAMRA Ltd, the Branch's Constitution and CAMRA’s Internal Policy Document

• Prepare meeting agendas in consultation with the Chairman and circulate these along with any supporting papers

• Take minutes and agree draft minutes at meetings (including the Branch AGM) before circulating to committee members


Your activities will be to:

• Maintain accurate records of all financial transactions of your Branch

• Pay all debts promptly and within credit terms requested by the supplier, issue invoices and collect all money owing to the Branch

• Prepare a Profit and Loss Account and Balance sheet annually, ensure final accounts are audited before presenting to Branch AGM, Regional Director and CAMRA Central Office

• Ensure that the Branch complies with all financial policies set out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association of CAMRA Ltd, the Branch's Constitution and CAMRA's Internal Policy Document

Membership Secretary

Your activities will be to:

• Contact new Branch members welcoming them to the Branch and giving them information on current campaigns, activities and any local membership benefits

• Help your Branch recruit members e.g. placing membership forms in pubs and running membership stands at events such as beer festivals.

• Monitor and report Branch membership numbers at local meetings

• Adhere to CAMRA’s Data Protection Policy data at all times (advice is available from CAMRA's central Membership Team)

Pub Protection Officer

Your activities will be to:

• Gather information on any likely threats to pubs within your Branch area and assist local campaigns to protect these

• Keep abreast of local Council policies which concern pubs e.g. on planning, conservation and assets of community value

• Work with the Public Affairs Officer to lobby local Councils to adopt planning and other policies which give greater protection to pubs

• Identify pubs which could benefit from Asset of Community Value status and then co-ordinate the application process

• Be aware of local pubs with interiors of heritage interest and take necessary steps both to protect and promote interest in these pubs

Pubs Campaigns Officer

Your activities will include:

• To collate and report on pubs in the area.

• Maintain the pub records relating to branch pubs on IT systems

• Liaise with licensees regarding CAMRA pub campaigns

Social Secretary

Activities will include:

• Finding and booking venues for social meetings of your Branch – e.g. pub, breweries and beer festivals

• Organising transport and accommodation where necessary

• Liaising with social secretaries in other Branches on holding joint events and to share ideas

• Publicising your events via What’s Brewing / Branch newsletter /Branch website

LocALe Co-ordinator

Your activities will be to:

• Encourage local publicans and breweries to take up the scheme

• keep records of LocAle outlets and ensure these remain true to the Scheme’s aims

• Maintain a stock of LocAle literature

• Ensure that pump crowns and other publicity material is available to local outlets

• Attend Branch meetings and report back information

Website Officer

Activities will include:

• Keeping the branch website up to date

• promoting the branch through website content and social media