The local press, “The Independent” has just reported our AGM which was held on April 8. You can read the article below:
The Charles Rennie Mackintosh en Roussillon association held its annual general meeting at the cultural center, in strict compliance with current health constraints and partly by video-conference. For the second time since the start of the pandemic, it was forced to use a device that allowed as many of its members as possible to have either face-to-face or virtual contact.
Actually, no cultural event has brought them together since March 2020.
The only people present for the meeting were the members of the board of directors, a few specially invited volunteers and the deputy mayor for culture, Monica Guillouet-Gélys. In all ten people were present.
In addition, a technical device, developed by Gilbert Suk, the webmaster, allowed other members to follow and intervene during the meeting from their homes. Participants’ documents were projected on the screen. The reports and the election of new members of the board of directors had previously been voted on by email or letter and were approved unanimously.
President Michèle Grau highlighted the dedication of the members of the board of directors who, despite the sanitary conditions, have carried out an enormous amount of work. These include the ongoing repair of signs on the Mackintosh Trail in Port-Vendres, the declaration of the association as being of general interest and numerous grant applications submitted to finance the 2021 projects.
Michèle Grau reaffirmed the will of the association to continue its work to make the artist known by expanding its partnerships and its audience.
The association has just put the finishing touches to the Mackintosh corners at both Micro-folie and the media library. These complement the interpretation center for public information.
There are many projects for the year 2021. If sanitary conditions permit, the usual cultural events will be organized: CR Mackintosh birthday; Saint-Andrews: last-minute Christmas shopping.
Other projects are underway: setting up an Instagram account and a Facebook page of the association linked to the blog and the site. Promising avenues for cultural and research collaboration with the University of Perpignan should also materialize this year.
The deputy mayor for culture reaffirmed the support of the municipality. She noted the collaboration proposals between the association, the university and the involvement of young student Matis Leggiadro for possible events at Micro-madness.
Posted on 05/06/2021