Sila General Meeting on 11th March 2014

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SILA
GENERAL MEETING
11.March 2014
AGENDA
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What SILA means to us
Introduction of the team
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Board of management
Supervisory board
Disciplinary
Our strategy and goals for 2014
Introduction of new members
Q&A
GOOD BYE FROM IVA
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Thank you all for letting me be your
administrative assistant from July till February.
I had a great time, learned a lot and appreciated
being part of Sila. I hope I met your expectations
and that I was helpful. Remain proud Sila
members and let the good work continue with the
new board.
Sincerely, Iva.
WHAT SILA MEANS TO US
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To welcome and assist newcomers to
Slovenia, share information and experience,
foster goodwill and friendship among our
members, further members’ knowledge and
understanding of Slovenia by organising cultural,
sports, educational and social activities and raise
funds for the benefit of selected charity projects.
INTRODUCTION OF THE TEAM
Laura Jamšek – president
 Aurore Breton – membership coordinator
 Barbara Hunt Vodopivec – bazaar coordinator &
SILA website
 Zuzana Merrifield – events coordinator, email &
newsletter
 Irina Pezdirc – treasurer & cookbooks
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INTRODUCTION OF THE TEAM
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SUPERVISORY
BOARD
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DISCIPLINARY BOARD
Alenka Skalerič
 Gabriela Smuk
 Radmila Zurunič
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Vesna Smole Grobovšek
 Nevenka Leban
 Mira Umek
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OUR GOALS
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Financial transparency
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Upon hand over – prepare financial plan for 2014
Submit quarterly report to the Supervisory
committee
Cost reduction & fund raising increase
Reduce running costs
 Finding sponsors
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SILA statute (rules)
Creation of a committee
 All suggestions sent by 31.3. will be considered
[email protected]
 Deadline for finished the statute: 30.05. 2013
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WHO ARE SILA MEMBERS?
WHO ARE SILA MEMBERS?
Foreign ladies living temporarily or long term in
Slovenia
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Slovenian ladies with international background
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5 continents
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38 countries
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123 members
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10% spouses of diplomats
REASONS TO BE A SILA MEMBER
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Receive support upon arrival to Slovenia
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Meet ladies from other countries
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Get a social network
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Share fun time and enjoying activities
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Receive discounts in a number of stores and restaurants
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Participate in the largest charity event in Slovenia:
SILA BAZAAR
OUR GOALS
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Increase the number of members
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September 2014: 170 members
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September 2015: 200 members
Strategy
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Recruit members from new families coming to Ljubljana
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Meetings with Headmasters from the 4 international
School
Giving SILA Guide to all the embassies
Encourage our international friends to join
OUR GOALS
Make SILA fun and interesting place to be
 Encourage new groups and activities
 Support group and club leaders
 Coordinate events
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Avoid booking conflicts
Promotion
Website
Weekly event overviews/reminders
 Newsletter
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SILA GROUPS & CLUBS
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BOOK CLUB - Group leader: Mojca Baraga
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BUSINESS CLUB - Group leader: Barbara Hunt Vodopivec
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CREATIVE SILA WORKSHOP - Group leader: Lali Ilič
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FRENCH CONVERSATION - Group leader: Aurore Breton
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FAMILY EVENTS - Easter egg hunt, English story telling, Farm visit, Pumpkin
carving
 Coordinators: Charlotte Taft & Zuzana Merrifield
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HAPPY HOUR - Event coordinator: Maila Halenko
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TODDLER PLAYGROUP - Coordinator: Zuzana Merrifield
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TRAVEL GROUP - Group leader: Barbara Hunt Vodopivec
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WELCOME COFFEE - Welcome committee: Radmila Zurunič & Tanja Rakhou
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TBC: The Lunch Bunch with a twist, Wooden spoon, active participation in
charity work and more
SAVE THE DATE
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CREATIVE SILA for kids
When: Saturday 5th April, 10:00 – 12:00
 Where: RAYHER HobbyArt
 RSVP: Lali Ilić
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General meeting - 8th April Hotel Lev
Spring Brunch & Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday 12th April, 10:00 - 12:00
 Where: Tanja Rakhou’s house
 RSVP: Charlotte Taft & Zuzana Merrifield
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Welcome coffee - 16th April
OUR GOALS – SILA BAZAAR
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Review of all tasks and responsibilities
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Consult bazaar 2013 committee members
Bazaar 2014 – starts with press release in
media
 Codify SILA Bazaar rules
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Committee members and their responsibilities
Time plan: promotion, projects, organisation of
bazaar
 Selection of projects
 The event
 Expenses, payment of projects
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 Contact
me if you want to help us organise
bazaar 2014 or send us your ideas and
suggestions till 31st March on [email protected]
OUR GOALS
 SILA
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website
Make clear what SILA stands for and what it
offers to its members
Practical information for members and possible
new members (about SILA, Slovenia, Ljubljana)
Add comprehensive info about SILA bazaar
Review what info is public / password protected
Changes according to reviews
 Regular updates on Facebook and Google+
(please send your contributions – events and news in
Ljubljana and Slovenia)
SCHOOL IN KAMNIK – BAZAAR PROJECT
2013
OUR GOALS
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Financial transparency
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Prepare financial plan for 2014 (upon hand over of financial
matters & receipt of the 2013 financial report)
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Overview of SILA running costs
 Office rent
 General meetings
 Website
Inform continuously about bazaar expenses
 Optimization of expenses
 Opportunity to pay membership fee in cash at GM
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SILA cookbooks
364pc. Flavours of India & 128pc. Flavours of the world
 Promotion on SILA webpage, Facebook, through media
 Sell any place, any time
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Q&A ?
THANK YOU!
OUR MOTTO
WELCOME COFFEE AND THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY
BAZAAR
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SILA
What: Welcome Coffee & Lunch in cooperation with the School for
Catering and Tourism
When: 19th March 2014
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OF
11.00-12.30: Welcome new members and greeting from the headmistress (including
introduction of activities of Secondary School for Catering and Tourism)
12.30-13.40 Lunch (free of charge), served according to the protocol of school
curriculum
Where: PREGLOV TRG 9, BUS nr 20 and 22 (Fužine)
Who: Welcome committee (Radmila & Tanja) together with Marjetka
Sign in: Marjetka: 041 341 735, email:[email protected]
Would you like to host a welcome coffee (around 25 participants)?
please contact the welcome committee (Radmila & Tanja)
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