I enjoy looking after our financial affairs and the job is made a lot easier when I can report that we have been very fortunate, over the last few years, in not having to increase our membership fees which have remained as :
£15 for those renewing their membership,
£17 for new members
£11.50 for associate members
£13.50 for new associate members.
These subscriptions have been maintained through the support that you all give to the fund-raising events that are put on throughout the year also the book stall which can always be relied upon to provide just the right novel to suit every taste. We always have such a good time at the Quiz Night held at Queen Elizabeth's School and this year the coffee morning was moved to St Philip Neri's Church Hall on Chesterfield Road. Both these events are very successful and boost our finances greatly. Of course a lot of people put a good deal of hard work into making these events such a success and we are extremely grateful to them.
Another useful addition to our bank balance has come from Gift Aid. By tax payers completing a simple form (which can be downloaded here and handed to me at the meeting) I can claim back the tax that you have paid on your subscription.
SUBCRIPTIONS FOR 2019/2020
PLEASE NOTE YOU ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A NEW MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FORM WITH YOUR SUBSCRIPTION PAYMENT. THIS WILL BE PRINTED IN THE NEWSLETTER A COUPLE OF MONTHS BEFORE THE RENEWAL DATE, OR YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT FROM THE FINANCE WEBPAGE. The main reason for this is to make my job a lot easier when recording payments, but it will also ensure that we have up-to-date information regarding your contact details.
THIS YEAR WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL DAY, WHICH HAS BEEN BOOKED FOR 10 SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT ST. PHILIP NERI'S CHURCH, CHESTERFIELD ROAD FROM 10.00am to 12 pm.
You are invited to come along on that day to pay your subscriptions, collect your Membership Cards, have a cuppa and enjoy a chat with Group Leaders.
You can make cheques payable to Mansfield & District U3A or bring along cash whichever is easiest for you.
WHICHEVER METHOD OF PAYMENT YOU DECIDE UPON, AN INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FORM WILL BE REQUIRED TO ACCOMPANY IT.
Subscriptions for 2018/2019 remain at the above amounts and, at this stage, I cannot see any reason to increase the amounts for next year.
The books have been successfully audited for 2018, and my thanks must go to Pauline Boucher for giving up her time to carry out this work. I would also like to thank Sheila Pegg for looking after the Groups' Accounts. A copy of the Financial Statement for 2018 can be viewed from the link above.
I am always available at the monthly meeting, if anyone has a query relating to any of the above.
Thank you for your continued support.
Yvonne Kennison, Treasurer.