ShMa Annual Meeting

ShanghaiMamas Annual Meeting – 15th March 2017

We know you have some questions – so here are some answers!

ShanghaiMamas is the largest online community group for international families in Shanghai and is powered by volunteers. Shanghai is a transitory and constantly evolving place and to keep our group thriving we need input from all our members. We’d like to reflect our multicultural and diverse membership – we’re run by you, for you. Come to our meeting and let us explain how and why we are the backbone of parenting in Shanghai.

What is an annual meeting anyway?
We could call it an AGM, but that sounds way too business-like and the evening will be so much more than that! Whilst we will have an agenda and some formalities to work through (quick talk about budget and officers), we want to be entertainingly productive. We’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas on where you’d like the organization to go in the next year or so, and we’ll update you on some of the events we have planned.

I’m new here and/or I don’t know much about ShanghaiMamas. Is this event for me?
This is a perfect opportunity to come and say hi, meet our friendly volunteers and let us know how we can help ensure the organization meets your needs!

I have some ideas but I’m just one person – will I be able to make a difference?
Yes! Please do come along and say hi! We know that our members are so much more than ‘just’ a parent or trailing spouse, and while we have an active core membership, we also want to hear from as many members as possible. This is your community – help us make it better! We’re going to be calling for volunteers to help out with some of our ideas so please come along and join in however you can.

Will I be guilted into volunteering?
Nope, not unless you want to. We promise won’t be strong-arming anyone. We hope you’ll come along to make your opinions heard and enjoy a fun mom’s and dad’s night out!

What’s the plan for the evening?
Arrive from 6.30pm onwards for drinks and meet & greet. Around 7pm, we will begin the structured portion of the evening with:
o Voting for the election of Executive Committee of 2017 (and meeting the existing committee if you haven’t already!
o Call for volunteers, details of open positions
o Review of 2016 – let’s celebrate our successes!
o Overview of finances
o Goals for 2017
o WeChat – challenges moving forward
o Q & A from the floor: ask anything and everything you want to know.

Ok, you convinced me. Where and when?
Great! Whilst getting down to business we’ll be enjoying food and drinks at one of Shanghai’s best Italian restaurants, MammaMia. We have a great deal for you – ¥50 will get you a drink and buffet dinner, and all drinks thereafter will be buy-one-get-one-free. What a deal!!!

RSVP via QR Code so we know how much food to order- payment will be at the door.

Date: Wednesday, March 15th
Venue: MammaMia Italian restaurant
Address: 2/F, 1333 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Changshu Lu, Shanghai
上海市淮海中路1333号2楼, 近常熟路
Time: 6:30 pm for social gathering
7:00 pm meeting commences
After the meeting stick around to mingle and chat for a few more drinks…

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