March Committee Meeting

Notes from the March Zoom Committee Meeting

The committee met on Wednesday March 3rd from 10am to 11.10am

Apologies were received from Sandra Green

The minutes of the February meeting were agreed as a true record.

Siobhan confirmed that several groups were still continuing to meet via the Zoom platform or are keeping in touch via phone and emails.

Speaker Secretaries Dianne and Diane have arranged Zoom speakers up to June and will consider suitable options for the July and August meetings.

Webmaster Angela reported 4274 ‘hits’ on the Hucknall u3a website and she will be attending a tutorial on Social Media Communication organised at national level on March 16th.

Treasurer Christine commented on the monthly accounts which had been circulated in advance of the meeting. They show little change apart from the payments for membership.

Vice Chair Melvyn gave some feedback from the short course film show in February and that the next one is on Tuesday March 23rd details are in the Newsletter. A driving course has been offered but that will be arranged when we can meet in person in groups sometime in the future.

Greg our Membership Secretary gave an update on renewals and to date the number is a healthy 426 members with a few more still trickling in. Subscriptions to the TAM magazine are 67.

Mark our Business Secretary has had prolonged correspondence with Sam Mauger the Chief Executive of the u3a in relation to the proposed changes to u3a Constitutions to accommodate electronic Zoom type AGMs. We agreed that we do not need to change ours yet but will await the publication of a revised national model. Our AGM in April will be the same format as last year.

Finally I commented on the plethora of email communication being sent out from the national u3a offices many of which are suggesting ways to maintain membership. As a group we think our renewal rate, which is above the average rate, is very encouraging and we optimistically look forward to meeting you all later this year.

David Rose

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