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Category Archives: Committee Corner
The Groups’ Coordinator reported that several Committee Members had booked places on an East Midlands Regional U3A Conference to be held at Eastwood Hall Hotel in April.
An update was given regarding U3A Day and The Nottinghamshire U3A Arts day to be held in August. Several of our Committee Members were planning to attend the Arts Day along with some Interest Groups
The Treasurer presented the latest monthly accounts. A brief discussion took place regarding the impact of Barclays Bank closing their Hucknall branch in the near future. The Committee were advised that prices for room hire at the Leisure Centre would rise slightly from April.
Our Equipment Manager told the Committee that he was presently in contact with a local company with regard to PAT of our electrical equipment.
David Rose reported back on a meeting he had held with staff at Leen Mills Primary school for U3A and pupils at the school to work together to plant trees in the school grounds.
The Membership Secretary reported that 486 Members had renewed their Membership and with another sixteen still expected then Membership should top the five hundred mark.
The Business Secretary reported on preparations and Agenda for next months’ Annual General Meeting.
The Committee approved the updating of our website after a discussion on the issue.
The latest month’s Finances were examined and approved.
The Interest Groups’ Leader outlined and discussed the running order for the Christmas Showcase
The Speaker’s Secretary outlined details of next month’s Speaker.
The recent Short Courses and films were discussed. Attendances had been good and the events proved very successful.
Arrangements for renewal of U3A Membership were discussed and planned.
Arrangements with regards to the Social Committee finances were discussed.
The Chairman was going to attend a meeting of the Bulwell U3A on the afternoon of December 4th.
The Membership Secretary took the Committee through the membership renewal forms for 2020. The possible use of Pay Pal to pay for membership was discussed.
The Short Course organiser outlined future films and short courses which had been planned.
The accounts for October were examined and approved.
The 2019 budget was discussed and the proposed 2020 budget was also discussed and approved.
Details of next month’s Speaker were given.
The Equipment Manager gave information regarding PAT Testing of U3A electrical equipment.
The Groups’ Coordinator reported that someone had now come forward to take over the National Trust group.
Details were given about next month’s Showcase.
The Accounts for the previous month were examined and approved. Our financial situation is very sound, helped greatly by the commission received from those members taking holidays from Riviera Travel.
David Rose updated members on the various Short Courses and Films planned for the rest of the year.
Everything was running smoothly with regard to the website and general U3A equipment.
Mark Jackson updated the Committee on the running of the Beacon system and its advantages
The Speaker’s Secretary informed the meeting that next week’s Speaker had now withdrawn and a new Speaker was being arranged.
Reports from the feedback on the recent Northern Soul night had been very favourable.
A discussion took place regarding Membership Renewals for next year.
Barrie thanked Margaret Huckerby and her helpers for the high quality and good variety of Speakers attending the Monthly Meetings this year and her support for the Network of Speaker Organisers within the County.
Several Members had supported the setting up of new U3A’s in Calverton and Bulwell.
The Groups’ Co-ordinator gave an update on the progress of several new Interest Groups’ including the Acoustic Guitar group.
Accounts for August were presented and approved.
Details of future Short Courses were presented including:-
Falls Prevention talk on September 12th.
A First Aid session to be held on October 3rd.
Scams and Security talk on 31st October.
Classic Films Workshop 12th and 21st November and 3rd December.
Current Membership was discussed.
The launch of the Bulwell U3A was discussed