Recruitment and Training Subcommittee (RATS)
The Recruitment and Training Subcommittee (RATS) was set up in February 2014 to give greater focus to recruitment and training of ringers within the Ely Diocese.
The RATS decides on expenditure from the Ely DA’s Recruitment and Training Fund (RATF), which is used for financing recruitment, training and promotional activities in the Ely DA area.
The RATS terms of reference are here.
There is a separate email address for the subcommittee: rats_at_elyda.org.uk.
Minutes of the committee meetings are available to view:
The Recruitment and Training Subcommittee aims to include a broad representation of the whole Association in its members. Anyone interested in joining the subcommittee should contact them via rats_at_elyda.org.uk.
Next committee meeting: Thursday 30th March 2017, 7.30 pm, 1b Station Road, Haddenham. Agenda is here.
Minutes of the Ely DA Young Ringers planning meetings are available to view:
Next planning meeting: Sunday 5th February 2017, 4 pm, St Andrew's, Cherry Hinton.
Why this questionnaire? - The Ringing Crisis
What is the EDA doing?
This questionnaire asks you how we can help you. But making a success of these initiatives relies on all the ringers in the EDA area helping each other, so the questionnaire also asks how you can contribute to the solution.
The Association’s Recruitment & Training Sub-committee – R.A.T.S. for short – is kicking off its 2015 ringer recruitment drive by making sure that every active tower receives a supply of posters to mount their own local publicity campaigns to create interest and generate enquiries from prospective new ringers who want to learn.
Please would you help us, and yourselves, by arranging to display the posters for as long as possible in places locally where the maximum numbers of people will see them, such as community centres, your church noticeboard, local shops, pubs, health centres, schools and youth clubs. If you need more waterproof posters, you can request them from Peter Binns at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also download them to print yourself here and here.
If you would like more help with recruitment, or with teaching the learners you recruit, please do contact your District Education Officer (see the relevant District website) or the R.A.T.S. at email@example.com.
In the meantime, thank you for your co-operation and good luck with your recruiting!