Slow Food Anglia and Slow Food Norwich will be holding their annual general meeting at the well known Louis' Deli in Upper St Giles Norwich on Friday February 17th. This well known Deli in the centre of Norwich is also owned by a member and active supporter of Slow Food in East Anglia, and all current members will be contacted in January with an update of the date and time of the AGM.
The AGM in Norwich next February is a requirement set by Slow Food International for local groups as part of its commitment to local communities and members. It is to always have the highest standards in regards to the way the local groups are organised and run by Slow Food members in order to be able to cooperate and work within the areas where they are based.
Slow Food is an organisation run by volunteers and each groups constitution specifies they have full range of officers and the annual AGM is an essential part of the efficient running of the group as well as a chance to discuss plans for future events and activities.
The AGM next January will discuss our plans for the Holkham Hall Slow Food festival in north west Norfolk on April 8th 2017, the Kings Lynn festival in May and also the part the Slow Food Anglia group will play together with other Slow Food groups from mainland Italy, Sicily and Malta at the Slow Food Mediterranean festival on Malta next July.
In 2017 Slow Food Norwich are planning another small food festival in Norwich, and working together with Slow Food Anglia members we will start work on obtaining a second Presidia for an East Anglian food or drink, two are already shortlisted for the project.
On the night of the AGM after the meeting there will be drinks for the Slow food members present and also later drinks and a presentation of Slow Food Presidia olive oils from Italy and Sicily, and we hope that many of our members living in Norwich and across the region will come along to Louis' Deli on the evening.