Soar Valley

On Line Committee Report for Sept 2020

Soar Valley U3A – Members Update – September 2020

Whilst we are planning on holding a Zoom based General Meeting on 22nd September, with the limited time available and the possibility that a number of members may not log in to the Zoom meeting, we have produced another Members' Update to keep you informed about key issues. Apologies for the general meeting have been received from committee members Roger Golds and Sue Miles.

AGM planning: Our constitution requires us to hold an AGM in each calendar year. With current Covid-19 restrictions, we are now planning on running our AGM in November as a virtual meeting. We will be working out the details in the coming weeks and will keep you informed.
Treasurer's Report (Gill Howdle): Account balance - £9,228 (Note: Since the committee meeting on 9th September an actual balance of £5979 has been communicated to the committee, due to a spreadsheet reading error). All trip refunds due (£861) have been paid and all have now cleared except one.

Membership Report (Marilyn Wood): We currently have 342 members. No leavers, no new members.

Group Co-ordinator's Report (Ian Lloyd): Two groups had asked for help to restart indoor meetings – the Art Group and Wednesday French Group. Two groups have asked if we can subsidise the use of Sutton Bonington Village Hall. We understand that travel can be difficult for some people but, based on the evidence we have regarding Covid-19 secure measures, we really would prefer groups to use Normanton on Soar Village Hall if at all possible. This is, of course, all subject to the detailed advice we expect to receive in the coming days following the legal changes due to come in to force on 14th September.

Outings Update (Roger Golds): All three outings were cancelled, everyone notified and website changed. Subject to things returning to normal and to availability, the same three outings will be booked for next year. We plan to confirm this in January 2021.

Communications (Brian Hinners): If anyone is able to contribute an article for the newsletter, Brian will be very grateful. As you can imagine, the curtailment of normal activities has reduced the number of articles received. If you are worried about writing for the newsletter, Brian would appreciate some photographs and a few notes by 16th October.