Kate Allen to Talk in Southampton

The latest email from AIUK is from Director Kate Allen as she heads to New York to attend the Arms Trade Treaty talks. However, she will return in time to attend a specially convened meeting in Southampton on Wednesday 3rd April, 7.00pm

kate allenThere is a fairly long and convoluted story behind how this came about. The short version is there was contact between one of Kate’s team and our Chair Ted Stevens at the Extraordinary General Meeting in January – where Ted was one of many voicing our unhappiness at what the AIUK Board of Directors were doing. Kate had made clear she was keen to come and talk to groups, but unfortunately couldn’t make the Regional Meeting in Salisbury as planned in February.

Initial plans for her to visit Bournemouth (or even Brockenhurst) moved to Southampton when it was clear it had to be a mid week meeting.

As this meeting is just before AIUK’s AGM, hopefully Kate will give some indication of how the Board are planning to move forward and unite the organisation after the huge votes against them at the EGM.

There are kitchen facilities so there will be tea and coffee from 6.30 with the aim to start promptly at 7.00pm (Kate has a long journey afterwards, so it won’t be a late finish).

The meeting room is at:-

The Focus Room
Avenue St Andrew’s URC
The Avenue
Southampton
SO17 1XQ

The local group say that to reach the Focus room you should enter the Church Annexe from the door to the right of the main door on The Avenue. And this is the “find us” page on the Church Website. There is another map below.

Parking on the side streets should be OK after 6pm but please double check before you leave your car in case the local authority have changed the rules.

meeting location

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