An update for members of the SSC

The following email was sent out to all members of the SSC last week. 

Dear member of the Social Science Centre,

I’m writing to you on behalf of the SSC to update you on recent activity and invite you to become more involved in the running of the centre and development of courses over the summer. There is some very important information in this email regarding your contribution to the SSC and the forthcoming AGM.

As you may already know, we held our first Open Day last weekend at The Collection, Lincoln, when around 30 people came to find out more about the SSC. Many of those people joined us later at the Angel Coffee House for cake and drinks. We’ll be posting information about the Open Day on our website soon.

The SSC was featured in the local press and BBC radio and during the weekend over 1200 people visited the SSC website, resulting in over 20 new members. We currently have 65 members of the co-operative, over 100 people on the discussion list and around 20 more people have registered their interest. If you are not already a member of the discussion list, please do consider joining. It is our primary method of communication between meetings.

At a recent meeting, we agreed to start classes during the week beginning October 1st and, with the Open Day behind us, are now concentrating on developing curricula. We’d therefore like all members to think about how they would like to contribute to this process. I know when you joined the SSC, many of you told us about your experience and what you’d like to contribute, but for some of you that was several months ago and so we’d like to offer you this opportunity to refresh that information and reiterate your commitment the SSC. We recognise that over time, our circumstances change and that some of you may no longer be able to contribute in the way you originally intended. Please tell us, if that is the case.

So, I’d be very grateful if you would complete one or both of these short forms. The first is intended for members  who are primarily interested in being student scholars.

I want to learn…

The second is intended for members who are primarily interested in being teacher scholars. Recognising that some members may wish to teach some classes but also be a student in some classes, too, please click on either or both of the links and take a few minutes to complete the form.

I can teach…  Some of you may already have complete this form. There is no need to do it again!

If your circumstances have changed and you’d like to cancel your membership of the SSC, please reply to this email and let us know. We really appreciate the support you have given us and send our best wishes to you.

Finally, it has been a year since the SSC was constituted as a co-operative and our AGM is scheduled to be on Saturday 19th May, at The Collection, Lincoln. A map and the address can be found here:

It would be helpful if can you tell us whether you will be attending the AGM so that we can make appropriate arrangements for refreshments and ensure we have a room big enough to accommodate us all. I really hope that you are able to attend. Prior to attending, you may wish to review our Constitution and other documents:

Thank you and best wishes,

SSC – your co-operative.

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