A Branch Committee will support the branch leader and other officers in their work.
It is suggested that there is 1 Committee member for every 8 members in a branch in addition to the officers – Leader, Secretary, Treasurer although a minimum of 5 people is required to share the workload more equitably.
Each Committee member should be the contact for up to 8 other members in the branch and have oversight of them for pastoral care and be a point of reference in time of need. This person should also inform the branch leader and clergy of any issues that are relevant (with permission).
Each member should take on the responsibility for various tasks at meetings from time to time –e.g. Leading Worship, Looking after the Speaker, Organising Refreshments, Birthdays/Anniversaries – this list is not finite and will vary from branch to branch. The branch leader needs support!
The Committee should always be on the lookout for new opportunities for Mothers’ Union to engage with others (Outreach) and to help plan the programme.
Where a Branch does not have a Leader all the tasks still need to be carried out so it is likely that you will need a larger group of people to run the branch, each person taking on some of the tasks that the Leader would normally do.
You must nominate someone to take on 5) above and they will be called The Correspondent – we suggest that the same person also takes on 4) as well. Other tasks can be shared on a permanent or ad hoc basis but the members will need to know who does which task.