Notes from the Committee

The Committee met via Zoom on Wednesday January 5th, 2022 at 10.00 am.
Apologies for absence were received from Sandra Green
Gary and Tina Holmes attended as observers.
The minutes of the December meeting were agreed as a true record.
Siobhan the Groups Coordinator said most of the groups were meeting regularly and a new group ‘Flower Arranging’ had been set up to start on February 7th. Further details are in this newsletter and on the Hucknall u3a website.
The December events were reviewed: The successful Christmas Lunch organised by the Social Subcommittee received positive feedback from members and the Christmas film was enjoyed by 61 members.
Angela relayed information from our website hosts that an update was required and we agreed that she should go ahead with this.
Christine led us through the previously circulated financial summaries for the month ending 31st December and clarified by responding to questions from the committee.
Melvyn is planning a short course event around financial planning for the older generation.
Greg updated on membership and is planning to produce the renewal forms to go out to the membership this month.
Mark has prepared the nomination forms for prospective committee members ready for the AGM in April.
Finally with the background of increasing Covid cases there was a discussion about meetings in January and a review of the current risk assessment.
The advice from the u3a Trust is:
The starting point for all advice to u3as is that at all times you must follow the advice given by the government. In addition you must ensure that a risk assessment is undertaken before commencing any u3a group activity.
They add: that Interest Group meetings are at the discretion of the group leader and group members.
It was agreed to amend our policy to include the wearing of masks at all times (apart from eating or drinking) during inside meetings this month when it will be reviewed again.
By a majority vote it was agreed that the monthly meeting will go ahead as planned on January 12th, 2022 and that group meetings to continue at the discretion of the group leader and group members.
The meeting closed at 11.05 am

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