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Notes from the Committee

The meeting was held via Zoom on Wednesday 3rd February 2021 at 10.00 am

1. Apologies were received from Sandra Green and Philip Attenborough.

2. The minutes from the January meeting were agreed.

3. Groups coordinator, Siobhan, reported a new approach for Craft Group 1 who now have a dedicated Facebook page which they use to share ideas.

4. Feedback from members after the January monthly meeting First Aid talk was very positive and the committee were pleased with both the attendance and the quality of the practical presentation.

5. Speaker secretaries, Dianne and Diane, have planned for the February, March and May meetings with April still to be confirmed.

6. The Social Sub Committee have three events planned for 2022 in April, June and September. They meet again on the 4th February to consider ideas for later this year.

7. Webmaster, Angela, welcomes articles for the website which had 3000 ’hits’ in January. She also reminded us of the Hucknall u3a Facebook page which directs viewers to our website. Please look and like.

8. Christine’s treasurer’s accounts for this month show very little change in our finances and currently with the demise of a Barclays branch in Hucknall she is able to use their arrangement with the Post Office to carryout transactions.

9. Melvyn (Vice Chair) reports a new monthly film series starting on the 23rd February, 2021.

10.Greg gave an update on membership renewals currently standing at 305 but increasing daily. A reminder will be sent later this week.

11.Mark, as Business Secretary, summarised the recent Notts Network meeting and that (in common with most charitable organisations) our proposed constitution change to formally allow electronic meetings will be an item at the AGM.

The meeting closed at 11.15 am.

The next Meeting will be held on Wednesday 3rd March,2021 at 10.00 am

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Message from the Chair

Message from the Chair – December 2020
We now know that Nottinghamshire, in common with large areas of the country, is in Tier 3. The danger posed by the Covid-19 virus will be here for some time yet. Much is being made of a Vaccine coming to the rescue. We have many vaccines that prevent diseases such as polio, mumps, rabies, cholera, typhoid, tetanus and many others.

The fact that smallpox is the only infectious disease that has been eliminated shows how hard it is to defeat microbes but vaccines have prolonged the lives of millions of people. The signs that safe and effective vaccines for Sars-Cov-2 may soon be with us is good news. However there is some way to go yet as full data sets, independent verification and further trials have still to be completed. Still we look to 2021 with a degree of optimism.

It is apparent that older people are more seriously affected by Covid and member Alan Ratcliffe writes about how his recent experience of becoming infected was dealt with by the NHS. Please read it (under the ‘Announcements’ heading on this website) and we thank Alan for sharing his experience.

Now for something completely different:

***Christmas Spectacular*** Party
All members are invited to the Hucknall and District u3a Christmas Spectacular Party on Zoom at 2.00pm on Wednesday, 9th December 2020. (See the poster on this website under the ‘Events’ heading).

You will be able to join the party by clicking on the email link to be sent out to all members on Monday 7th, with a reminder on the day. – Just click on the link between 1.50pm and 2:00pm on Wednesday 9th.

Audience participation is not required and you will not be called upon to perform. We have our host with the biggest Bumper Book of Jokes: Mr Terry Hill and at no great expense, in fact no expense, the Rockin Rev with a comical tale and the Rockin Rev duo with a finale seasonal song. There will be a Christmas themed fun quiz with a 1st prize of a virtual weekend in Paris….

So get out your Santa hat, Christmas socks and jumper and feel free to get into the party spirit with whatever drinks or snacks you fancy. The Social Subcommittee look forward to seeing you there.

David Rose, Chairman

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Committee Corner

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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Committee Corner

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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Committee Corner

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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