Tuesday 8th January 2019 – 6.30pm
Bolero, 34 Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1EE (http://bolerovenues.com/bolero-bar), Worcester
Calling all architectural professionals living or working in Worcestershire! Please come along to our Worcestershire Society of Chartered Architects AGM on Tuesday 8th January at 6.30pm. Bolero, 34 Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1EE (http://bolerovenues.com/bolero-bar). Although there are a few formalities to cover, this will be a social occasion.
During 2018 we were pleased to hold the second year of the Worcestershire Architecture Awards. We were delighted to have over 35 entries, a slight increase on last year. Press coverage was good and the exhibition has already been displayed in 3 locations, with more planned next year including a provisional booking at the Hive. We hope the awards will continue to run as it’s a great way to raise the profile of what we do in the county.
We will explain in more detail at the AGM, but we are appealing for some volunteers to take small roles to help with running the awards in 2019. We now have an established format, and the dates are planned for next year already, so we know what is involved and when. We are just asking for a few people to offer to give around a day of their time over the course of the whole year to manage a small part. We are going to group tasks by themes, for example:
- someone to contact the judges to invite them to be involved, and coordinate when judging will take place. This involves a couple of emails and / or phone calls
- someone to check off entries and arrange for the exhibition boards to be printed
- someone to make any agreed amendments to the ‘call for entries’ document
- someone to liaise with the exhibition and awards venue
These examples demonstrate that jobs will be varied, small and manageable and hopefully there might be something there to interest you. I hope you can give this some thought and will come along to the AGM and get involved. It would be a shame for the awards to come to an end after only 2 years when it feels to be gaining some momentum.