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Ashbourne U3A – Annual General Meeting 2019
The AGM will be held at Waterside Centre, Waterside Park, Ashbourne DE6 1DG at 2.30pm on Friday 1st March 2019. For details of the AGM click on Notice of AGM 2019.
To nominate someone for the committee click on Nomination Form 2019

Committee Nominations Reminder
We have a legal requirement to hold an AGM and appoint committee members. I am sure you will appreciate it is difficult to nominate someone you don’t know but we hope to publish photos and a brief comment about each candidate in due course. Please get their permission before nominating. To nominate someone for the committee, click on Nomination Form 2019 to print out the form. Hard copies will be available at our monthly meetings.

Without a committee we will be unable to continue running U3A in Ashbourne and as you can see quite a number of committee members are standing down in March 2019. We urgently need members to bring the active committee up to the required number. Please will you consider standing as a committee member or asking someone in your group who you think would be willing to stand? The committee meets around six times in the year with a meeting lasting around two hours. The work is very interesting and provides another opportunity to give something back to the organisation. Maybe you have been involved in administration in your professional life and would be willing to be Secretary or maybe you like organising events. These are just two roles you may be willing to fill within the committee.

Ashbourne U3A is a wonderful organisation offering many opportunities to people in retirement. Please don’t let the U3A close down.

Thank you
Sheila Allen
Secretary – Ashbourne & District U3A

All of the present Committee are required to retire at the AGM on March 1st next. They are:
Gina Harris: Chairperson Peter Worboys: Vice Chairman
Sheila Allen: Secretary Tony Walden: Treasurer
Non-officer Members: John Barnett, Janet Hall, Rhona Hunt, Mavis Lund, Peter Smith, Karen Tallant, Christine Wilson, & Pauline Worboys.

Gina is ineligible to continue as Chairman & Mavis is ineligible to continue as a Non-officer member. Although all are eligible for nomination to another role, Gina, John & Christine have stated that they do not wish to be nominated. After serving as Secretary for 5 years, Sheila is unwilling to continue as Secretary but is eligible for nomination to another role.

Nominations for election of a Club member to serve on the Committee in any position must be made in writing by current members of the Club and must be in my hands as the Secretary, Sheila Allen, 30 Thorpe View, Ashbourne DE6 1SY by midnight on 31st January next.

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Dates for your Diary
Fri Mar 15th Don’t be scammed!
Because of the scourge of online and telephone scammers, the Committee has arranged a special meeting where a Scamwatch representative will speak and answer questions. This will take place at the Waterside Centre from 2.30 - 4pm on Friday, 15th March 2019. All members and guests welcome.