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REC Board Meeting: 6th December 2018
By Professor Trevor Cooling: Chair of REC
The Board met at the REC offices from noon to 5pm on 6th December 2018
Apologies were received from Sandra Teacher. Kathryn Wright was welcomed to her first meeting.
The initial formalities were to note potential conflicts of interest, to alert members to the issue of potential conflict of loyalties, to receive, correct and then accept the minutes of the 16th October meeting and to review matters arising. The Chair reported on his meeting with Stephen Evans of the National Secular Society and the decision to defer consideration of the NSS membership application until the March Board meeting.
The Board received a report from the Education Committee given by Kathryn Wright and from the Chair on the Horizons Seminar concerning potential future funding. The report from our PR and political consultants was discussed. The letter from the Secretary of State, received just before the meeting, was tabled. Potential responses were discussed. The Board agreed to set up a CoRE Implementation Group to take matters forward and authorised the CEO to work on developing a strategic plan and taking action as necessary.
The Board agreed to accept the proposed revised membership form tabled by the Governance committee. This was followed by an extended group discussion on the nature of the REC as requested by the Governance Committee. This will be used by the Committee in their work on reviewing the membership criteria.
Professor Trevor Cooling
Chair of the REC