New groups… Poetry restart; Radio Hams Group?

By | July 9, 2022
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Interest groups waiting for convenors …..  A few people have asked whether the Poetry Group is likely to re-start and there has also been some interest in a Radio Hams or Enthusiasts Group. We also have waiting lists for many of our existing groups (Book groups are always popular). What we really need is new people to offer to become convenors for these groups.

The role of convenor is not complicated and it can actually be very rewarding – it is a great way to meet new people and make friends who have similar interests.

You will be fully supported in how to get your group started by the Group Co-ordinator and she will offer ongoing advice and, if needed, can link you with another convenor who can also offer support.

Once the group has been set up, the role really just requires you to keep a list of members and let them know when and where to meet. It is easiest if you are able to offer your own home for meetings, but we know this is not always an option and can help you explore options within the various meeting rooms in and around Minehead.

If a community room is being used, the convenor will need to book it, arrange collection of money from Group Members to cover the costs and then make the payment. There is no obligation to provide refreshments – that can be decided within the group. There is also the possibility of meeting in local cafes, pubs or hotels – many are happy for you to meet there on condition everyone buys refreshments. 

Support and advice from the Committee and the Group Co-ordinator and other convenors is always there for anyone who needs it.

If you would be interested in finding out more about becoming a convenor please contact me by email at groups@minehead-district-u3a.org.uk and we can chat about what is involved over a coffee. 

Linda Bradburn

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