SYL Executive Meeting Minutes- 20/3/18

SYL Executive Committee Meeting 20/03/2018


Welcome and apologies

  • Apologies from Jenny Marr(VPComms)
  • Members Present: Calum Paterson & Christopher Wilson(Co-President), Mariam Mahmood(Membership Secretary), Jess Insall(Ordinary Member), Jack Caldwell(Ordinary Member) 


Membership report

  • Mariam is awaiting a reply from Salesforce about receiving an up-to-date membership list.
    • Currently, all members with no DOB have been marked as SYL.


Finance report

  • £533.54 in the account as of the last statement


Co-Presidents report

  • Looking for thought on cooperating with Alliance NI
    • Prioritise raising each other’s profile.
    • We will consider the common issues between Scotland and Northern Ireland and collaborate on those.



  • Fringe event
    • AGM.
    • Will cost £100.
    • Will nominate Jim Wallace as Honorary President and Alison McInnes as Honorary Vice President.
  • Pub quiz
    • Will fundraise at the quiz.
    • Chris to look for venues.
  • Motions
    • Putting two motions forward for conference.
    • Exec encouraged to put speaker cards in.
    • Possible emergency motion on the UCU strikes.


YEM march details (Jack)

  • March for Europe, 24/03/18 in Edinburgh,  Jack to speak, going for standard LD policy in speech, exit from Brexit, open tolerant united etc.


  • YEM seeking cooperation between pro-EU parties
  • Having a conference 12th-13th May.
    • The dates clash with exams so we will ask if the date is flexible.
    • We will seek to find out how we would be involved.


Freshers- discussion with Federal campaigns officer

Money for SYL campaigns- Federal funding at £325, existing bank balance also.

Potential for SYL manifesto in the future?

Campaigns & Spokespeople

  • To be discussed with Charlie Murphy in London on Saturday 24th March
  • Any other questions to be forwarded to Calum by email



  • Jack Caldwell announces he will not be standing for re-election after the AGM
  • Suggests potential candidates for election to SYL exec
  • Jess Insall highlights lack of diversity on exec, suggest Willie Rennie could assist with SYL  diversity strategies 


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