SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
Our first face to face meeting for over 18months will include a Special General Meeting with a proposal to adopt the U3A Trust new model constitution. Further details can be found in the September 21 Newsletter
MEETERS and GREETERS
The volunteers who our meeters and greeters at our General Meetings undertake an invaluable role in helping the meetings run smoothly. After many years service a number of the MAGS team are stepping down including Jean Brenchley who has led the team. Thank you to Jean and those who are leaving the team.
Fortunately Christine Fillingham has stepped forward to lead the team and we would like to increase the team further. More details can be found in the September 21 Newsletter or by contacting Christine
Your Committee Needs You
Our AGM is scheduled for 18 November, so NOW is the time to consider whether YOU could make a useful contribution to the running of your u3a.
The ideal number of Committee members is 12, and members are elected to serve for a maximum period of 3 years. In November, we will need to elect 6 new Committee members as current ones reach the end of their term or are stepping down for other reasons.
Being a Committee member is very rewarding. We meet once a month to discuss business and arrange events etcin a relaxed, friendly (I hope) atmosphere. The meetings are usually interesting and you will learn a lot about the u3a that you don’t know now! There are certain responsibilities which are undertaken by individual members of the Committee in addition to the four compulsory officers –Chair, Vice-Chair, Business Secretary and Treasurer. These include Membership Secretary, Groups Co-ordinator, Speaker Finder and Health & Safety. Sometimes important decisions have to be made on behalf of our membership. The aim is to support each other to ensure the smooth running of our branch.
Whilst it is not necessary to attend the monthly group meeting, most Committee members try to be there and make themselves useful putting out chairs or selling raffle tickets etc.
Whether you are a long-standing member, have been around for a while, or have recently joined us, you could make a difference. Former Committee members are welcome to make a return, should they feel inclined.
At the moment our Committee meetings are held on Zoom, usually on the first Tuesday of the month, starting at 10.00. If you would like to get a sense of what it is like being a Committee member, you are welcome to sit in on any of our meetings in the coming months. Just let me know and I will send you a link.
We face a challenging period in the next 12 months. It would be wonderful if we could start with a full Committee of 12 in November.
If you would like to chat about the possibility of joining the Committee, please call me on 479094 or chat to a Committee member. Don’t be shy -come forward!
I look forward to hearing from you.
UPDATE - 13th August 2021
As the Government legal restrictions have been lifted, more of our Groups are starting to meet again.
Please contact the relevant Group Leader for further specific details.
You must not attend any session if you or anyone in your household are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 or are self isolating.
The main symptoms of Covid-19 are:
• high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
• new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
• loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal