CLASP urgently requires new people both from inside and outside of the charity to be appointed as Trustees. Not only are we seeking people for the general function of Trustee but we also require individuals who, as Trustees, can bring added value with specific skills to enhance the knowledge and decision making of the Board of Trustees. Some of the areas that we require support in are charity management, law, finance, human resources and technology.
The Trustees have recently finalised the role description and personal competencies for the office of Trustee, this document is displayed below, special competencies are shown separately at the end. If you are interested in becoming a Trustee and consider that you have additional skills to offer then do not hesitate to tell us.
Persons interested in being considered for the role of Trustee should contact me directly at:-
As a result of this we have agreed to open membership to 16 and 17 year olds, who with the permission of their parents/ guardians, may become CLASP members for a reduced membership fee of £5 per annum.
Younger children may participate in our activities providing they are accompanied by their parent/ guardian who must be a CLASP member.
Hopefully this will encourage younger people to see archaeology as both a hobby and possibly a future career.
I am pleased to report that the AGM at Harpole this week was well attended and a success. Apart from the usual formalities of the AGM itself Rob Close and myself gave a presentation on some future challenges that CLASP will have to face. More details later.
The public Open Meeting heard presentations from Fred Kay on interpreting geophysics and Stephen Young on CLASP’s work in 2019 at Nether Heyford and Bannaventa.
Thank you to all who helped make the evening such a success, not least the members of Harpole Heritage Society for the cakes and drinks.
At last we have all of our artefacts and our shipping container moved to the new Field Centre from its previous home at Whitehall Farm. This means that we are now complete at our new home and we can move forward with a stable life to develop both our members and our future research programme. As Chair of Trustees I am keen to see not only our existing members participating in this future but also as many new members as we can recruit.
Can I also thank all of you that were involved with the move of a seemingly endless line of dirty boxes of artefacts onto and off of the lorry between the two sites. It is probably fair to say that there were more boxes than what we had estimated – there did seem many painful backs by the end of the day! (At least a couple of boxes came complete with old mouse nests!)
All members of CLASP are warmly invited to this meeting, to be held at
Harpole Bowls Club, Larkhall Lane, Harpole, NN7 4DP,
7 p.m. on Wednesday 9th October 2019
1. Apologies for absence
2. Receive and approve the Minutes of the 2018 AGM
3. Matters arising
4. Report by the Chair of Trustees
5. Report by the Treasurer
6. Report by the Chair of the Organising Committee
7. Any other business – to be notified to the Chair of Trustees prior to the start of the meeting and should be urgent and non-controversial
Non-members coming to the Public Meeting are welcome to attend this first part, which will give an idea of CLASP’s organisational structure.
The meeting will be brief and will be followed by the public meeting with talks about CLASP’s activities, field work, excavations – and future needs.