Branch Announcements

  • Message from the Chairman - Vacancy for Branch Treasurer Thursday 29 August 2019

    Dear East Lancs CAMRA Member,
    As some of you may be aware, five months ago we began a review of the Branch’s financial practices. We were looking for ways to streamline our processes while bringing us more in line with CAMRA’s national guidance.
    As part of the process we were required to accept the resignation of our current Treasurer. As a result of this we have to ask the members, yourselves, to help us find an interim Treasurer until the AGM in February.
    While this is certainly a problem I feel it best to look at this as an opportunity. If you are interested in helping fill the position can you please arrange a “proposer” and a “seconder” (someone to put your name forward and support) to contact ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@riahcflesym before the 5th September, when we will have a special committee meeting to discuss the issue.
    We would prefer it if your nominations came from either existing, or previous members of the Branch committee in good standing.
    If you are interested, but want more information again please email me ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@riahc() and I will do what I can.
    Thank you for your time
    Thomas Fishwick Chair East Lancs CAMRA

    (The following role description is from CAMRA’s national website) The role of Branch Treasurer is to keep the Branch accounts up to date and help the Branch run smoothly. Activities are to: • Maintain accurate records of all financial transactions of your Branch. These will include all payments made and received and all money owing to, or owed by, the Branch including retaining documentary evidence of all transactions; • Pay all debts promptly and within credit terms requested by the supplier; • Be aware of all accounts owing to the Branch, issue invoices and collect all money owing to the Branch; • Maintain a list of all assets owned by the Branch; • Prepare a Profit and Loss Account and Balance sheet annually, to include all Branch activities. Ensure these 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. Hours to suit but expect to spend 8 hours a month including trips to the bank etc. • Attendance at your Branch meetings is desirable. Essential skills and experience: • Good numeracy skills; • Good interpersonal skills; • Access to a computer; • Working knowledge/experience of Excel; • A willingness to attend CAMRA training courses. Support: • Support is available from CAMRA’s central Finance team ku.gro.armac@troppushcnarb • Information to help you in your role can be found in the Branch Volunteers section of the Volunteers Area of the CAMRA website. • For more information on this role please contact your Branch Chairman or Regional Director

  • Register your interest Tuesday 16 July 2019

    If anyone is interested in going on any of the Branch Socials please register your interest by emailing ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@laicos so Pete Clegg can add you to the list. The Blackburn trip is filling up so get your name down before it's full

  • Pick up times for Keighley & Saltaire trip Saturday 6 July 2019

    Colne Coach Depot 10am, Burnley Brun Lee 10:15am, Blackburn Outside Thwaites Brewery 10:20, Whalley Main Street 10:40ish, Clitheroe Exchange11:05ish.

    Please be aware this trip is fully booked

  • Pub and Club of the Year Competition Wednesday 12 June 2019

    Message from Tom Fishwick, Branch chair:

    Dear East Lancs CAMRA member,

    It has been agreed that at the July Committee Meeting (7.45pm at the Cannine Club, Accrington) we are going to hold an open vote on how we choose the POTY & COTY in the future and all members are invited to attend.

    Current Branch policy stops the same Pub, or Club, from winning a the award twice in a row. It has been proposed that we drop this restriction.

    We hope to provide both sides of the policy to the Branch as a whole before voting.

    Those members that can’t make it can email me on ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@riahc with their vote (& membership number as proof of ID) before the meeting, or for more information.

    Thank, Tom

    Chair, East Lancs CAMRA

  • Updates to events this week Sunday 2 June 2019

    Before the branch meeting on Thursday 6th at the New Brew'm will be the presentation for the Burnley Pub of the Year 2019 taking place at 7:30.

    Pick ups times for the Ribble Valley Social on Saturday 8th are: Burnley - Brun Lea, Manchester Rd 11am, some of us are having breakfast there all welcome to join us, Accrington - Boars Head, Manchester Rd 11:15, Blackburn - By Thwaites Brewery, Penny Street, 11:30, Clitheroe - Interchange 12noon.

    Anyone not on the social coach trip remember it’s the presentation to the Swan with Two Necks in Pendleton at 2.30. The East Lancs CAMRA Pub of the Year 2019