Your Committee

The Committee is a hard-working and friendly bunch of people who work together to make decisions on matters of policy and operations, to ensure that our U3A continues to thrive. The officers of the Committee are elected annually, and collectively are the Trustees of the charity.

How about joining our committee?  We meet ten times a year, on the second Thursday morning of the month, usually in Minehead, but currently via Zoom. We each have our own area of responsibility, but work closely together to share the load and agree overall direction for the Group. In the next couple of months we need to find new Committee members as some retire each year (there is a maximum of 7 years in the constitution, to ensure a ‘turn-over of leadership for the Group). Please consider if you can help. You can attend a committee meeting as an observer to find out more about what is involved.  We would also like to find someone to organise events, trips, visits, quizzes or other social activities – this does not need to be a Committee role. Do you have experience of web site management or content editing (or would like to learn)?   If you might be able to help please contact the Chairman for a commitment-free conversation!

Accounts and Committee Minutes

Any member of Minehead & District U3A may see a copy of Committee Minutes and Accounts. If you would like to do so, please contact the Secretary.

The current Committee has the following members:

Role Current holder Role on the Committee
Chair John Batt
chair@minehead-district-u3a.org.uk
Provides a lead for the committee, to direct the operations and overall strategy of the Group. Writes a monthly contribution ‘From the Chair’ to the Newsletter.
Secretary Susan Hutchings
secretary@minehead-district-u3a.org.uk
  
The Secretary supports the Committee meetings and takes minutes, provides a liaison with National Office, and completes the annual return for the Charity Commission. 
Treasurer Nic Pettit
treasurer@minehead-district-u3a.org.uk
The Treasurer makes sure the books balance. An annual report is made to the AGM.
Welfare Pam Young
welfare@minehead-district-u3a.org.uk
Welfare and accessibility – overall policy.
Welfare Helen Sellings
welfare@minehead-district-u3a.org.uk
 
Liaison with individual members.
Group coordinator
Helen Sellings
groups@minehead-district-u3a.org.uk
Liaison with Group Convenors, providing advice and support. Facilitates the development of new groups both in new subjects and additional groups for existing activities.
Newsletter editor Margaret Shaw
newsletter@minehead-district-u3a.org.uk
The newsletter editor elicits content, sets up, edits and organises distribution of the regular newsletter. 
Membership secretary Hilary Fisk
membership@minehead-district-u3a.org.uk
The Membership Secretary responds to enquiries, and maintains records of all members.  Records are held in the Beacon system, supported by the Third Age Trust.

Also primary Website Editor.
Speaker organiser Paul Vickery
speakers@minehead-district-u3a.org.uk
The Speakers’ Organiser is responsible for arranging the speakers for our coffee mornings. 
Publicity & Promotion Margaret Shaw

 

 Issues press releases and organises publicity for events. 
Co-opted Lori Lee
coopted@minehead-district-u3a.org.uk
Assistance for Newsletter editor