From the Chair – June 2022

By | June 9, 2022
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I can’t believe we are nearly half way through 2022, and for our u3a it means the beginning of another year. We had a successful Annual AGM where sadly we said goodbye to the following committee members: Hilary Fisk, Helen Sellings, Margaret Shaw, John Batt, and Susan Hutchings. We now welcome Julie Burt, Anne Turner, Linda Bradbury, and Gillian Lusk. I’ve remained in the committee along with Nic Pettit and Paul Vickery but I am now the new chair. We have lost a lot of committee experience and we hope you will bear with us as we adjust to our new roles.

The AGM could not be offered via Zoom for technical reasons in the Baptist Church, but going forward all our coffee mornings will be offered as hybrid meetings – where you can either come to the meeting in person, or join us on Zoom. The speaker will either be at the venue in person or joining us by Zoom on screen at the venue. I hope you can appreciate that, like many of us, some speakers are still not ready to travel. For our first meeting, next week, the speaker will not be at the venue in person. In July, our RNLI speaker will be at the venue. You will still be able to ask questions, but the nature of the hybrid meetings means that there will be rules to be followed – see later in this newsletter. I look forward to welcoming you whichever way you choose to join us.

Going forward, we will be organising more opportunities to meet members and prospective new members: we are starting with an afternoon tea in Porlock on Monday 18th July 2-4pm at the village hall. It’s open to all members, as all our events are. It just leaves me to remind you that this time of year is also membership renewal season so if you haven’t renewed yet please do so.   

Pam Young

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