Soar Valley

Chairmans Update January 2021

Chairman's Report (Paul Fileman): We are hoping to hold our AGM in October this year – it might even be a real meeting – please keep an eye out for announcements of a confirmed date.

In my role as Chair, I am limited to two years by our constitution. Last year, I agreed to extend my time as Chair by a further year as we were unable to identify my successor. We really do need to identify a Vice Chair who will go on to become my successor. If joining our committee is something you would consider as part of your contribution to the success of Soar Valley U3A, please get in touch ( paul.fileman@btinternet.com 01509 854447). Other members of our committee are planning to stand down at our AGM – please take a look at details as they appear in Newsletters.
Treasurer's Report (Gill Howdle): Account balance - £5563.

Annual subscriptions – Please remember to make your renewal payment on or after 1st March. If you have set up a standing order, please check the amount as we have agreed to reduce our membership subscription to £5 for 2021 (Associate members will also pay £5).

Membership Report (Marilyn Wood): We currently have 343 members.

Group Co-ordinator's Report (Ian Lloyd): Sadly, due to the current lock-down, all face to face activities are on hold. We hope to resume group activities as soon as rules permit and the arrangement to subsidise groups so that CoVid-Secure village halls can be used will resume when that becomes possible.

Outings Update (Roger Golds): We will not book any outings in the first half of 2021. We will review things in July with a view to a possible outing later in the year subject to restrictions and vaccinations.