OYC Meeting Minutes – 19/02/20
GMYCAGreater Manchester Youth Combined Authority More ELECTIONS – Due to the ConstitutionA constitution is a set of rules that guides how an organisation works. The constitution says how the organisation is set up and how it works. It also states the rights of it's members. More of Oldham Youth Council, Hamra H. A. has been relieved of her role as the Greater Manchester Youth Combined Authority Rep for Oldham Youth Council due to her recent succession as the Vice ChairThe Youth Councillor who runs the meeting, heads up the organisation and has the casting vote. Or something to sit on but probably the first one on our site :-) More of OYCOldham Youth Council More. As no current Youth Councillor has put themselves forward for the role, it was put forward and agreed to have the post covered by an interim and reopen the election to the new cohort of Youth Councillors on the 15th April 2020. It was also agreed to have Liam H. the interim for the role until the election has concluded.
Every year, the Oldham Youth Voice Family has been invited to the Annual Oldham Mayor’s Charity Ball, and Youth Councillors were asked to put their names forward to attend the event, due to their being limited tickets.
GARDEN OF THE FORGOTTEN
Youth Councillors have been given the opportunity to see the unveil of a new memorial for World War One soldiers who came from Oldham who haven’t been inscribed on an existing memorial. More information about this memorial, the work that has been done and location, can be found on Oldham Council’s website https://www.oldham.gov.uk/news/article/1816/new_war_memorial_for_forgotten_soldiers_in_oldham .
Following on from Oldham Youth Council’s succession in gaining the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services, Samah K., Tia H., and Hamra H. A., attended an event which informed attendees on how to nominate groups or individuals for honours such as the QAVS or MBE etc.