The latest AGM of Linlithgow Folk Festival Association took place via Zoom on Tuesday 22nd March 2022, and a link to my Report for the past year is attached. I was able to find positive features from our attempts to operate in an environment hindered by ever-changing Pandemic regulations and natural reluctance from many to be involved in public activities.
Despite that we were able to present a wonderful outdoor festival at a new venue for us – The Burgh Halls – as well as a brilliant concert by The Sorries, several sessions, and a thorough revue of our Constitution.
My Report also stressed that LFFA has been fortunate to be served by a small number of extremely hard-working and talented office bearers who deserve much more assistance.
However, the fact that only 3 people joined us for the AGM, and no nominations were received for Co-option was very demoralising.
This scenario makes organisation of future events very problematic. We will have to re-assess what kind of Festival might be possible, and how many events can be staffed by such a small number of volunteers.
I would love to hear from any individuals who can assist us by:
- Offering to be co-opted on to the LFFA Management Committee
- Joining a list of Volunteers willing to be approached for one-off events requiring stewards, ticket sellers, etc
- Becoming our Minutes Secretary with a single responsibility, i.e. attending and recording the minutes of 12 monthly meetings
Without such help the Association might be on shaky ground.