Strategic Planning Meeting


 Strategic Planning Meeting

at
SUGAR MILLING RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Six years ago in September 2007 BLPN held a strategic planning session to
look at the status of our club as it was then, to do a SWOT analysis
(strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats), and to attempt to
improve our brand, our outreach and our impact on avian conservation. That
was then and your committee has agreed that it is time to conduct a similar
exercise and to examine the changes that have taken place in that time which
have impacted negatively or positively on the club.

Therefore all members of BLPN are invited to join the committee on Saturday
11 May 2013, at the SMRI’s offices in Glenwood. We want your ideas, your
criticisms, your positive and negative input, so that we can plan for the
next 7 years when we shall reach our 70th year. This will be an afternoon
session, and we would greatly value your presence and input.

Venue : Sugar Milling Research Institute

Directions : There’s a map and link to Google directions on their
website: <http://www.smri.org/howtofindus.php>
http://www.smri.org/howtofindus.php. Otherwise, people must find their way
to Rick Turner Road (formerly Francois Road) in Glenwood. We are at the top
opposite Eden Park College. There is a collection of fast food outlets there
(KFC, Steers and Nandos). Outside Nandos, there is a small traffic circle
and our entrance is on Scully Road on the opposite side of the circle to
Nandos. A short way up this road, before you reach the boom going into the
University, you will see our entrance on the left. Steve will be around to
let people in.

Time: 12h00 – bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy in
the grounds.

12h30 – registration

12h45 – welcome and introductions

12h55 – Structure of BirdLife – brief outline

13h05 – Divide into small groups for input & discussion

Activities & indoor meetings

Conservation

Education & courses

Publications & media

Publicity

13h45 More small groups

Membership

Website

Shop

Photography

Finances

14h25 TEA BREAK

During the tea break people will be asked to walk around and fill in the
sheets under strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats. When the
plenary reassembles, the SWOT analysis sheets and the group sheets will be
up for use by everyone to see.

14h45 Report back

15h15 Way forward

16h00 Closure

Don’t miss this great opportunity to have your say as a member of BirdLife
Port Natal. What is your vision for our future?

RSVP is essential:

Saturday 11 May 2013

Bookings : Lesley Frescura Janet Levy

<mailto:galefra@mweb.co.za> galefra@mweb.co.za
<mailto:jclevy@mweb.co.za> jclevy@mweb.co.za

083 231 3408 or 083-564-0960

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