Your Branch needs you!
ELECTIONS for members of the London Freelance Branch committee happen at our Annual General Meeting on Monday 10 January 2011. We still need people to stand for committee posts: see www.londonfreelance.org/lfb/jobs.html for details.
The Branch committee members are all working journalists who volunteer to support fellow-members - assisted by John Toner and Pamela Morton, the NUJ's full-time Freelance Organisers. Improving other journalists' conditions of work, of course, does raise the bar for the way you're treated by clients.
The Branch is offering a free one-day course in minute-taking at the National Centre for Voluntary Organisations, for members who are considering standing for Secretary (including as a job share), or who feel they might want to support the Secretary with occasional minute-taking during Branch meetings.
For other support available to prospective committee candidates, see www.londonfreelance.org/fl/0810ctte.html. If you're very new to LFB, you may prefer to come to a few meetings and see how it works before approaching the committee about standing.