An Inside Voice
I have come to the end of my stint as Webmaster and would like to thank those who have helped by passing on information to put up on the website. Without that information the website would not be a lot of use. I hope more people will start to use it and I think our new Webmaster may well bring in some new ideas. As we are moving to a more digital age the web site should become more important and more useful, I hope you will keep supporting it.
Your U3A Needs You
If you are an existing or a new member of the Wellingborough U3A you know it needs people to run it, we need people to step forward and help us to keep it running smoothly.
Without these people things would not happen, no monthly meetings, no interest groups, no local magazine and eventually NO U3A.
The elected members who help run the organisation do so for a two or three year term, this is for two reasons, Firstly three years is enough for many; secondly we want to keep the Wellingborough U3A fresh and for this we need new ideas and initiatives.
Some of the existing committee are serving their final year so we are now looking for new blood. Please give some thought to this and if you feel you can help to keep Wellingborough U3A going from strength to strength, then please do not hesitate to contact a Committee member.
The membership fee for the Wellingborough U3A is still £12 this year, as explained at the AGM because of increased cost from the National Office and our own cost increases the membership fee for next year is going up to £15. Still though, excellent value for money.
The annual renewal process is a huge undertaking, so it would be greatly appreciated if you could attend to this during August/September. Everybody is expected to have paid by the 1st October. In that way we can continue to pay the bills and you can continue to attend the groups and the monthly meetings. If you are not a member then you may not be covered by our insurance and are not entitled to attend meetings or groups.
There are several ways to pay and if you like to do it in person there are two members' meetings in August and the AGM in September where you can do this.
Meetings at the United Reformed Church are being well attended and are being enjoyed by record numbers. Having just the one meeting enables members to all meet and the earlier opening has given more time to have a chat and a cuppa. One meeting has also enabled us to have some very good speakers with more to come.
If you haven't attended a monthly meeting before then why not give it a try? We have plenty of room!
The groups pages are only as good as the information passed on to the Web Master, if you are a group leader please check your group page and let the Web Master know if there are any changes required. Think about vacancies, location, events and anything else you want your group members to know.
Thanks to those leaders who have sent some photos of what their group does, this is your web site and it is only as good as what you help to put into it.