Happy Easter 2014
From all the staff at NHQ and Brigade Council we wish all of our members, leaders and clergy a very Happy Easter.
Brigade email addresses
We are now offering each company a CLCGB email address (email@example.com).
This is part of our corporate branding for the national organisation, to ensure that we use the same branding across the UK. These email addresses can be published on your own company websites, facebook, twitter etc. This reduces the need to use your own personal email address for official Brigade correspondence.
To roll out we are starting with offering each Company Commander an email address for their Company, then we are looking at giving leaders email addresses. These email addresses are completely free, and private, as long as your company capitation fees are upto date.
We are also looking at other opportunities with webspace available for Company pages as part of the national website coming in Spring 2014.
To order an official @clcgbemail.org.uk account you will need to be the Company Commander of your Company, with your company number and personal email address and visit the following page in Brigade Stores http://www.clcgb.org.uk/brigade-stores/it-requests.
If you have any queries please contact NHQ.
Intercultural Youth Exchange
YHA will be taking part in the Hostelling International Intercultural Youth Exchange "From Memory to Peace" in France this summer!
YHA is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to attend a 10 day conference with over 50 other delegates from across the globe as part of the 100th anniversary of the Great War from 17th-27th July. We’re looking for volunteers to act as ambassadors for YHA and report back daily on the events of the conference. Activities will include intercultural dialogue sessions, team-building exercises, and visits to war memorials. Attendees will also be given a guided tour of Paris.
They will be accompanied by YHA’s Youth Engagement Coordinator. It is funded by YHA and Erasmus+, so there will be no cost to delegates.
If you would like to apply for this fantastic opportunity please contact Audrey or NHQ at the same time as applying. To find out more click here for more information.
The deadline for applications is 30th April.
Training Courses available
Bid writing masterclass training is available to CLCGB
CLCGB have been offered places on a bid writing masterclass training day in Rotherham on 15th May 2014 from 10am - 4pm. The cost of the day is £75 which includes all the training materials and lunch.
To book your place on the course visit our online training booking tool by visiting the following page: http://youthtraining.org.uk/moodle22/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=324
When clicking on Sign up it will advise that you require a login to sign up, if you have a Moodle login enter it in the following screen, if new to the Moodle Brigade Training Click Create new account and complete the information required, this will create your account and send you an email to verify your email address (this is only required the first time you sign up for Moodle).
Christ the servant church Skelmersdale are planning a 36 hour cycle-a-thon, from the 25th-27th of April to raise funds for the Brigade.
They will start at 7pm on the Friday and will finish at 7am on the Sunday.
If you would like to participate or donate please contact NHQ with Cycle-a-thon in the subject field.
National Band Concert 2014
Saturday 3rd May 2014 at 7:30pm
St Michael's High School, Astley Road, Chorley
Monthly Blog: March
My name is Audrey Simm and it gives me great pleasure to introduce myself as your new Chief Executive Office.
I am a committed volunteer and have been so for over 30 years, fitting this around full-time work, raising a family of two children, husband and dog! My husband, Ian, and I have been married for 34 years, David and Nichola are now grown up and Nichola married on the 8th February 2014 (Still awaiting grandchildren!)
My current role at NHQ is Deputy Brigade Secretary and National Training Officer. Previous to this role I was part of the development team. I currently work part time flexible hours to allow for training to take place at weekends or evenings however, when my new role commences on the 1st April 2014, this will become a full time position. I am confident that with my knowledge, understanding of the Brigade and with the support of Brigade Council, I am ready to take on this new, challenging role.
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Brigade Council brings in new senior team
Brigade Council Brings in New Senior Team
On Saturday 22nd March, Elections took place to complete a new and exciting team of Brigaders to lead CLCGB into a new phase of it’s life as it Goes for Growth.
Liz Butterfield, our recently appointed Governor, together with Darryl Hewitt our new Deputy Governor in Ulster welcomed three new Deputies to the team in the persons of Barbara Peace (Rochdale), Andrew Hayday(Durham) and MartynBedder (Leicester).
This team will be there to serve the Brigade across the constituency, but also to support our newly appointed CEO (Chief Executive Officer), Audrey Simm. Audrey will take over from Martin Lambourne in the first week in April and will not only have a new title, but also bring her own brand of drive, enthusiasm and commitment to Brigade affairs.
Martin comments: “I am delighted with the appointments we have made in the last six months. This really promises a new era in the life of the Brigade and I am confident that steered by Audrey and Liz, the Brigade will be Going Places – which is Ulster Regiment’s motto at present, and I hope foresees the future for all of us.”
Audrey is off to the North African desert with her husband, Ian, for a month so Martin will still hang around to haunt the hallowed walls of St. Martin’s House for a while. Otherwise, it’s all change with a team to take us back into the Premiership of Voluntary Youth Work!
National - Band Competition 2014
National Band Competition 2014
This year the band competition will take place on Saturday 17th May 2014 at Hinckley Leisure Centre.