Camelot Area

Announcement

Announcement from our Chairman following the recent AGM:

Having reached our target date for the Camelot Area AGM it was a great to all of us relief that the weather held out and we had enough members attending to reach quorum allowing us carry out business within the allotted time frame.

With no new proposals forthcoming, eight of the current committee were re-elected leaving us with vacancies for two officers (Hon Secretary and Vice Chair), plus room for three more members to join the committee to take us up to the maximum of twelve. So, if there is anyone out there who would like to join the committee just drop me a line and I can give you more details of what’s involved.

A motion to accept the revised constitution was voted on by those members present and was passed unanimously, thus bring us up-to-date and in-line with the latest National recommendations. David Baldwin, our Hon Treasurer delivered his financial report, which despite the increased cost incurred by posting out the newsletters to all of our members each month, remains healthy. The committee were grateful to the speaker Francis Burroughes for stepping in at short notice. His talk, Desert Island Discs, consisted of his personal memoirs, choice of music, with accompanying slides and film clips that he would take to a desert island if he were to be asked to appear on the BBC programme of the same name.

The next Camelot Area U3A talk is planned for 2.30pm at Caryford Hall on Friday 30 October, with guest speaker Charlotte Stacey who will be giving a talk on the work carried out by the Dogs for Good charity who help disabled people by training assistance dogs to make life easier for the physically disabled and families that have a child with autism. During the current pandemic there is a restriction on the number of people that may attend in the main hall. I will set aside thirty seats reserved for members that wish to attend. These will be allocated on a first come first served basis. As with the September talk, if you wish to reserve a seat please email me rircmr@gmail.com or phone me on 01963 351269 by Wednesday 28 October and I will confirm a place for you.

Like many things these days, the meeting is of course dependent on government guidelines at the time. Whilst writing these notes, the reproduction (R) number, which represents the average number of secondary infections produced by a single infected person, are beginning to increase. If this continues, we may need to make changes to our plans. In the event that our plans are disrupted, I will email all of our members in advance and a notice to that effect will be posted on our website.