WCVA's AGM and Annual Lecture 2019, this year delivered by Professor Richard Wyn Jones of Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre.
Date: 21 November 2019
Venue: Venue Cymru, Llandudno
Free to attend - Please RSVP to Tracey
Lewis, firstname.lastname@example.org or 029
Professor Richard Wyn Jones - Uniting a Divided
This year'r Annual Lecture will be delivered
by Professor Richard Wyn Jones, Director of Cardiff
University's Wales Governance Centre and Dean of Public
Richard is Director of Cardiff University's Wales
Governance and Dean of Public Affairs. He has written
extensively on contemporary Welsh politics, devolved politics in
the UK and nationalism.
Richard was one of the founders of Critical Security Studies and
was previously Professor of Welsh Politics and founding
Director of the Institute of Welsh Politics at the Department of
International Politics, Aberystwyth University.
Richard is a regular and widely respected broadcaster,
commentating on Welsh politics in both Welsh and English for the
BBC in Wales and across the UK. He has also presented two TV series
and is a regular columnist for the Welsh language current affairs
Richard is a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales and the
Academy of the Social Sciences.
We are looking forward immensely to hearing Richard's thoughts
on how we can heal our increasingly polarised society.
Making a bigger difference together
We've been going through changes at WCVA - and one of the main
developments has been to refocus our purpose as an organisation. On
that note, the theme of this year's AGM will be 'Making a bigger
In Wales, people have always come together voluntarily, not for
money or because the law tells them to, but because they want to
make a difference.
Voluntary organisations change lives every day, but to tackle
the big issues facing our society we need to come together,
organise and look ahead to prepare for the future.
Please join us at this year's AGM where we'll be discussing how
voluntary organisations can work to make a bigger difference
Speakers at the AGM will include:
- Heulwen Medi Thomas, Girlguiding Cymru
Heulwen Medi Thomas is the Assistant Chief Commissioner for
Girlguiding Cymru. One of her main tasks in her role is to
ensure the use of the Welsh language within the
She runs a Guide and Ranger unit in Machynlleth and has many other
roles within Girlguiding on a County level.
- Tracey Evans, Outdoor Partnership
Tracey is the Chief Executive Officer of the Outdoor Partnership
and Welsh Government appointed Board Member of the Snowdonia
Tracey has defined and developed the strategic direction of the
Outdoor Partnership since its inception back in 2005 improving
economic, health and social well-being for communities in North
Wales, inspiring thousands of local people to become involved in
outdoor activities through participation, volunteering, employment
Leading the organisation from an unincorporated organisation to a
well-respected Charitable company, Tracey has been highly
successful in sourcing £millions of external grant funding and
contracts to support the work of the charity.
Tracey has a long-standing interest and involvement in sport and
outdoor activities having been involved in competitive sport from
the age of seven. As well as an outdoor enthusiast, she is an
accomplished sportsperson having represented Wales in several
sports and a commonwealth Bronze
Walter Dickie Leadership Bursary winner
The winner of the 2019 Walter Dickie Leadership
bursary will be announced at this year's AGM. The
bursary annually awards £2,500 to a leader in the third sector to
develop their entrepreneurial leadership skills.
Last year's winner was
Isla Horton of Grow Cardiff - she'll be appearing at
the AGM to announce this year's winner, and fill us in on her
leadership journey to Montreal and back.
WCVA Board Elections
We'll also be announcing the winners of this
year's board elections. This year we received 7 nominations for
the four vacant places available on the board.