It’s been a busy month for FETAV reviewing the FIG operation and they are delighted to announce that FIG is now operating fully again.

The shop has been operating normally throughout, and FETAV would like to extend their thanks to Norman, Ann-Marie- Aimee and Linda who stepped in to support the continued operation of the shop. A huge thank you also goes to the shop volunteers, without whose hard work and commitment it wouldn’t have been possible.

What’s next for FIG?

Initially FETAV planned to form a new committee however, they have agreed to trial a new and more modern approach to running FIG.

FIG Management Team

FIG now has a Management Team made up of five members (Norman Clark, Aimee Smithson Lonsdale, Linda Jones, Ann-Marie Clark and Lyn Ward).

Norman, Aimee, Linda and Ann-Marie will cover the other roles necessary to run FIG collaboratively – Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Shop management. This includes fundraising activities and making decisions as to how the money will be spent. Decisions will be made democratically via a voting process.

This spreads the load meaning no one person has all the work and all the information on any one role.

Lyn will continue to focus on the marketing of FIG and support the decision making process, holding the deciding vote if needed.

The Management team will share regular updates on FIG activities and all elements of finance and how the money is being spent. This will be communicated both internally in shop meetings and externally via Facebook and Fethiye Times. The FIG website will also be updated and relaunched.

This new approach will be monitored by FETAV and reviewed at the end of the year with a view to making this structure permanent.

Fundraising

Craft Fayres

The FIG Autumn Craft Fayre will take place on Tuesday 11th September 2018 from 16:00 – 22:00. It will be in the usual place next to Address Restaurant on the harbour.

Tables can be booked in the FIG Charity Shop during normal opening hours; Monday to Saturday 11am – 3pm from Monday 6th August 2018.

Table prices:

2 tables: 30TL

3 tables: 35TL

4 tables: 40TL

5 tables: 55TL

6 tables: 60TL

Please supply a photocopy of either your Kimlik or Residency Permit when booking tables.

The FIG Christmas Fayre will take place on Tuesday 11th December 2018 from 11am – 4pm.

Full details of both Craft Fayres will be published on Fethiye Times later this week.

Coffee Mornings

The Management Team is currently looking at various possible venues for the coffee mornings. The plan is to, initially, hold one a month and there will be a new format. Watch out for further details.

Soul Train 2

FIG is one of the children’s charities who will receive a donation from the monies raised at Soul Train 2. The FIG team are currently collecting suitable raffle prizes for hampers. If you are planning a visit to Turkey in the coming weeks please support FIG by bringing items that would be suitable, or even a donation from duty free.

Plans for fundraising are coming along nicely and a question we hear a lot is, what do you do with the money you raise?

FETAV and Management Team will review various projects where they can make a difference to the lives of local children. Once a decision has been made, we’ll let you know.

How can you help?

Having said all that, it will be very difficult for us to achieve this without more volunteers. If you’d like to be part of the new and exciting FIG, why not contact us, come along and meet the management team and find out more.

You can also donate your unwanted items to the shop. At the moment they particularly need mens clothing and bric-a-brac.

Contact us

You can send us a message via Facebook: www.facebook.com/figfethiye

Email us: figfethiye@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can call 00 90 537 562 4889

We look forward to hearing from you…

Fethiye International Group

“Caring for Children”

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