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The Current Brecon U3A Committee – August 2020
Chair: Richard Walker
Vice Chair: Mike Ingram
Secretary: Agi Yates
Acting Membership Secretary: Viv Williams
Finance Secretary: Kath Hopkins
Travel Coordinator: Pat Blake
Programme Coordinator: Alison Jones
Other Members: Poppy Weston, Pauline Paterson

Message to Members, 2nd September

Dear Members

We hope you have managed to get out and about a bit more since our last communiqué, and that you are well?

The Committee have been meeting through the summer, our main focus being on the future form of Brecon U3A.

In a determined effort to ensure some continuity under Covid-19 restrictions we have made some challenging but necessary decisions.

The first is great news. An autumn programme! We regret not everyone can or wishes to participate on Zoom. This is our only viable option under Covid-19 restrictions. There is a telephone link too which means you can participate but not be seen. Please contact Mike Ingram and he will guide you through, what he assures us, is a simple procedure.
Many members have been able to take part in two Zoom talks, some have joined other members to view the speaker. Please let us know if you could offer a non-Zoomer this option.

Alison has done a sterling job in compiling the programme. She has included as many SIGs as responded and volunteered to provide some afternoon sessions following the morning talk. I’m sure I speak for us all in expressing our appreciation of this work.

The second big decision has been the timing of our AGM. As there is no news of the Theatr reopening it is our intention to hold the AGM via Zoom on November 5th at 11am.
(A further reminder, all documents including voting procedures will be sent in October.)

Having had four resignations over the past few months and with key committee posts up for re-election we need to establish a new committee as soon as possible which will be able to steer the ship of Brecon U3A into the as yet uncharted waters of 2021.

If you would like any information about committee posts please contact us.

We will be sending out ALL the necessary documents in advance of the AGM so that as many people as possible can vote and comment on the business in hand. This will be done by post and email. It will take time and effort but I’m sure you all appreciate this is necessary in order to give us all an opportunity to participate despite Covid-19 restrictions.

A nomination form for the 2021 Committee is has been sent to everyone. It should be signed, countersigned and returned by email to the Secretary by the stated date.

We know none of this is exactly desirable and we hope you will bear with us while we try and continue our U3A activities. Your forbearance is appreciated.
Meanwhile, keep active and healthy. If anyone would benefit from a chat then Viv is still happy to have you call her.

Again, thank you for your understanding at this difficult time. ‘See you soon’.

Very best wishes from the committee