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The Executive Committee met via Zoom on July 1st

Siobhan Lee had nothing to report due to the present closure. Some Group Leaders had been keeping in touch with their members including Sandra Green and Barbara Ives. Barbara had been updating her group regarding show cancellations and rearranged dates where known.

All the Speaker’s booked for the monthly meetings had been cancelled up to and including the October meeting.

The Social Committee had cancelled all planned events up to the end of the year.

Christine Berrill, our Treasurer, reported that it had obviously been a very quiet month. A mailing would go out in the near future to Group leaders to show their present balances.

The new Membership Secretary reported on his recent hand over meeting with the outgoing Secretary.

Details of the forthcoming AGM were outlined by Mark Jackson, the Business Secretary. Details would go out with the July Newsletter.

A general discussion took place on future finances. This would be discussed more fully at the Budget meeting to be held later in the year.

Barrie Saunders

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The Executive Committee of the Hucknall U3A met via Zoom on Wednesday, 3rd of June at 10.00 am
The Chairman Welcomed two new “Casual ” Members in Greg Umney and Melvyn Francis.

The Minutes of the last Zoom meeting were approved.

Speakers arranged up to August had been postponed.

Angela Cornish reported that she had received a few items for inclusion on the Website.

Christine Berrill reported on the problems caused by difficulties visiting a branch of Barclay’s Bank. The latest accounts were presented and approved.

Short Courses had been postponed by David Rose but will continue when guidelines allow.

A sum of money had been received in the form of Gift Aid.

David Rose will represent the Committee on the Social Sub-Committee with immediate effect.

Full Minutes for the meeting and last month’s would be on the website as soon as possible

Barrie Saunders,

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Minutes of the Emergency Executive Committee meeting held at the home of the Business Secretary at 2.00pm on Tuesday March 17th 2020.

Barrie Saunders Chairman
Siobhan Lee Interest Group Co-ordinator / Vice Chair
Mark Jackson Business Secretary
Philip Attenborough Equipment Manager
Christine Berrill Treasurer
Dianne White Member
Diane Heenan Member

1 Apologies were received from the following,

Sandra Green Minutes Secretary
Maggie Huckerby Speaker Seeker /Vice Chair
Marguerite Hodkinson Membership Secretary
Angela Cornish Webmaster
David Rose Short Courses Organiser

2 All Committee Members agreed to hold the meeting at short notice

3 Barrie explained the meeting was called in view of the rapid spread of the Coronavirus. It was felt that a decision needed to be made regarding the suspension of U3A activities to ensure a consistent approach.

After a discussion it was decided that all activities would be suspended until further notice. This would include outdoor activities such as cycling and walking.

4 There are around seventy members without an email address so the committee agreed to telephone these members to let them know the situation.

5 It was suggested that Interest Group Leaders use the Newsletter and Website to keep some contact with members.

6 The meeting closed at 2.50 pm

Members thanked Mark for hosting the meeting.

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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.

Barrie Saunders

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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.


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