Summary Minutes of the Meeting of 27th June 2023


The Avenue Methodist Church, Rutland Avenue

Topics discussed

  • Social Media
  • Updating our website and Facebook page
  • Need to rationalise our group e-mails
  • Pann Mill Open Day 14/05/23 – Weather was good and we sold 19 bags of Partnership Celebration coffee. Also held Costa Rican quiz and there was a straw tombola for children
  • Campaigns Catch Up Zoom event 13/06/23
  • An update on the Fairtrade Communities scheme. A more straightforward on-line renewal process
  • International Fair Trade Towns Conference – Switzerland 21st – 23rd Sept
  • MK will be presenting a workshop at this event re: our partnership with Grecia/Coope Victoria. Discussion on enabling representative from Coope Victoria to attend
  • Presentation by JM – Re: his work in establishing ethical supply chains
  • Wycombe and Grecia/Coope Victoria Partnership
  • Meeting at Costa Rican Embassy on 19/05/23 and Teams meeting on 08/06/23 re: promotion of coffee sales in the UK

Other Matters

  • Recruitment drive needed for our group
  • Maintaining links with Bucks New Uni and Wycombe Friends of the Earth
  • Need to pursue possibilities of having a stall in the Eden Centre, Fairtrade signage for the town and Fairtrade themed flower bed near the Town Hall

Next meeting

Tuesday 5th Sept 8pm at the Avenue Church

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