The committee held its first face to face meeting since March 2020 at the John Godber Centre, 10am to 12.30pm on Wednesday, 4th August, 2021. All committee members were present.
The minutes of the July meeting were accepted.
Siobhan initiated a discussion about Interest Group Boards and the outcome is that if Group Leaders still want them they can collect from Siobhan. Sadly the Guitar group has closed but a new Litter Picking Volunteer Group is starting soon. Plans were discussed for our contribution to the JGC Open Day on 22nd August.
Diane has booked speakers for the October and November meetings – details in the September Newsletter.
The social committee are organising a Quiz Night on Friday October 1st and a new style of Christmas Social on Monday December 6th. There is no monthly meeting in December.
Angela is keeping the website (www.Hucknall&Districtu3a.org.uk )up to date and together with Diane Heenan is maintaining content on our Hucknall u3a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/hucknallu3a) please have a look and it helps if you ‘like’ the facebook page.
Treasurer Christine had previously circulated the monthly accounts which showed little change from last month.
Philip was able to check with JGC the location for our metal storage cabinet which will be moved before the end of August.
Melvyn had recently attended a seminar on a national u3a ‘click and save’ scheme. After some discussion it was deemed to be rather complex to set up and administer for little reward.
He reminded us of the talk next week on ‘The problems with sugar’.
Greg reported 17 prospective members and he is to arrange an induction day for them soon.
Mark is making an application for an Open Day Grant currently available from the u3a and he agreed to set up a communication for members to respond to, this will indicate if they intend coming to the September monthly meeting on the 8th and the Quiz night on October 1st.
We then had a look around the facilities which will be available to us when we hold the monthly meetings. Manager Kim was kindly available to answer questions and to listen to our suggestions.
It was agreed that this month would be the final month for hand delivery and postage of printed newsletters for non email members and the articles for the newsletter from September should conform to the norm of 200 words and one photograph.
The next committee meeting is on September 1st in the Coates room at JGC 10am to 12noon.