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BRBAC AGM – 21st July
We are pleased to invite you to BRBAC's 2017 Annual General Meeting which will be held at the Old Council Chamber, Reigate Town Hall, Friday, 21st July at 8pm. All members are invited to send representatives. 
As well as the formal business and the chance to network, there will be a brief presentation from one of our newest members.

Who’s Who – Latest version completed

The latest version of the hard copy of BRBAC ‘Who’s Who’ guide has now been printed. Copies will be distributed to all new residents of the Borough via the New Neighbours scheme and quantities will also be placed in the Borough’s libraries and at the Harlequin. If you would like a copy, please collect one at the BRBAC AGM on the 21st July or email the Chairman, Tim Sinclair at with your address details.

Like our Facebook page

We are looking to increase the effectiveness of our Facebook site to provide event information to followers and member information to group representatives.

Once a week, we will post the summary of the following week’s events, taken from the current newsletter so that those interested in the voluntary arts locally will get a reminder of the latest information. We would ask you, therefore, to like our page, BRBAC – Borough of Reigate & Banstead Arts Council and encourage you to forward this message on to your own members and friends.

In addition, we have created a closed group within our Facebook page for committee representatives of member societies. Via this group, individuals will receive notifications of general meetings and other useful information. To join, please go to the group BRBAC Members and request to join. Upon request, we will message you to confirm your society and role, and will then accept you into the group.

Twitter – a reminder

As part of BRBAC’s collective marketing support for members, we offer to Tweet details of societies’ events to our followers.

The critical thing with Twitter is to keep messages very short and to the point (no more than 140 characters, which includes any spaces and punctuation). It’s also very effective to Tweet images, so rehearsal photos or play bills, which are visually impactful and attract the user can work well.

Liz Smith, the Harlequin Theatre Manager is co-ordinating this activity for us. Members are asked to send their details, ready to be Tweeted, (i.e. of the correct length and ideally with images attached). If the group is on Twitter, they should also include their Twitter handle so that Liz can tag them in.

A schedule of Tweets can be programmed in advance, so multiple messages for the same, or different, events can be scheduled over a period of weeks or months. Providing the details with as much notice as possible will therefore help the society and assist Liz.

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please send your information to Liz at (n.b. please don’t send information to the Harlequin Theatre itself).

Copy deadline for next newsletter: 8th September 2017
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Info from Tim Sinclair 0771 931 8831