I am delighted to have been appointed your Vice Chair Organisation - VCO.
This is my first role on the GLD Exec. I am Parliamentary Spokesperson for the Rushcliffe constituency in Nottinghamshire, having been the Lib Dem Candidate in the 2019 general election. I am the Membership Development Officer for the Rushcliffe local party, a member of the East Midlands Lib Dem Exec and one of the East Mids reps on the English Council.
I am taking up the role of VCO comes at an extraordinary time for the country, the Green Lib Dems and the Lib Dems generally.
Lockdown due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus will, inevitably, provide challenges - and opportunities for new working.
Given Social Distancing measures, our annual GLD conference in Nottingham will have to be revised…
Online meetings will have to become the norm, for the foreseeable future.
The GLD Exec have already had one meeting using the Zoom platform and will be looking into alternatives as well, to find the best platform solution to allow us to work effectively, and securely.
I would like to invite anyone who has expertise in online and digital meetings and conference management to get in touch with me, and also consider joining the Organisation sub Group of the GLD.
We are going to need to work hard to sort out the next GLD Conference in the digital space…
Jason Billin VCO - GLD
The VCO is responsible for:
Arranging GLD Exec meetings as called by our Chair and ensuring that any necessary papers are circulated ahead of meetings and that minutes of meetings are recorded and circulated after the events.
The same standard being met for Sub Group committee meetings.
Booking rooms, stalls and speakers at any federal party conferences, and arranging a venue for the GLD annual conference.