SWAN is a democratic organisation and we encourage you to get as involved as possible!
All paying members (an annual payment of either £5 or £10 depending upon your status) are encouraged to take part in the AGM held at the conference, and to consider putting themselves forward for election onto the steering committee.
The steering committee meets two or three times a year for face-to-face meetings, and every two months generally by teleconference. We look for involvement for all parties, and especially encourage service users and practitioners to consider coming forward. Whilst it is hard for many to consider taking on extra commitments, we try to be as inclusive and flexible as possible, and many hands really do make light work. We strongly encourage affiliated organisations to put forward someone to sit as a representative on our committee.
This year, nominations must be submitted by 12pm on Sunday 9th April (this let's you get to know people during the Saturday social!) and the committee will be finalised that afternoon. You simply put your name forward, with someone to 'second' the nomination. Slips will be available, and feel free to approach any current steering committee member with questions throughout the weekend.