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A Happy and Healthy New Year and 2018 to all our members and their families.
We certainly finished 2017 with a flourish starting with the ever popular lunch and social on the 4th December followed by the Showcase event on the 13th. The inaugural Showcase last year was a great success attended by about 150 members. This year building on that success 220 members attended to be royally entertained by colleagues across a range of Interest Groups. This event has become a permanent fixture on our calendar.
Our thanks are extended to all who took part and to Siobhan for coordinating the programme. It was the annual Christmas Tree display in St Mary’s church from Wednesday 6th to Saturday 9th when for the 2nd consecutive year Hucknall and District U3A were announced the winners of the Senior section competition with Hillside Primary school retaining the Junior title.
Many members visited to see the really innovative and creative trees on display and this year we were up against some stiff competition.
Our tree was made by the Reading Group from recycled books and I have been told in confidence that they got through a almost a whole library full in the search for perfection!
The 9th Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 12th April at Hucknall Leisure Centre.
The minutes of the 2016 AGM were agreed as a true record.
The committee proposed that our Business Secretary Barrie Saunders to be appointed as the 2nd Vice Chair. This proposal was passed by the members present.
Our financial scrutiniser, Chartered Accountant Geoff Cree summarised the accounts from January 2017 to December 2017 reporting a surplus for that period of £2017.15.
The summary of the accounts was accepted by the meeting. Our thanks were extended to Geoff who carries out this professional task as a willing volunteer.
This was followed by the Chairman’s report which is included with this newsletter.
Hucknall U3A started and now flourishes thanks to the hard work and dedication of a small group of volunteers and we now have 415 members and 48 interest groups.
A key member of that initial group was John Ellis who was also our second Chairman.
He continues to be very proactive as an energetic and popular Chair of the Social Sub-Committee.
John’s continued work, energy and dedication was acknowledged at the AGM by the membership who were pleased to make him our first honorary president.
His official badge of honour was presented by Dianne White whose late husband Richard was our first ever chairman and a member of the start up group with John.
John responded with a heartfelt moving speech that was warmly applauded by the meeting.
David Rose Chairman Hucknall U3A
HUCKNALL AND DISTRICT U3A
Notice is hereby given that the 9th Annual General Meeting of the Hucknall and District U3A will be held at the Hucknall Leisure Centre (in the Dance Studio) on Wednesday 12th April 2017, commencing at 2.00pm.
As the current Committee was elected in 2015 for two years there will be no re-elections necessary. It is proposed to elect a second Vice Chairman from the existing Committee.
Details of the Agenda are below. Please take note of Item 7 if you wish to have motions/proposals considered, or raise a question.
Agenda AGM 2017
Following the AGM and refreshments there will be a Guest Speaker, Diane Mannering giving a talk entitled “Send us some Women”. There were very few women aboard the first fleet which sailed to Australia 1787. This tale follows the amazing story of the women sent out and who helped found Australia.