Early on Friday, 25th September, 2009, Janet and Robin arrived at the Cairn Hotel
to set up the Amplification System, U3A Display and help wherever needed. Later,
Group Leaders and helpers arrived to set up their displays and appreciated the plan
drawn up by Eileen Davies.
By 11 o'clock the room was set and members, old and new, arrived and were welcomed
at the door by Barbara Peel. There was a real buzz in the room and members and visitors
were visiting all the displays.
The AGM commenced promptly at 2 p.m. with 150 members present and Janet in the Chair.
Catherine presented the accounts and explained our current financial situation. Janet
gave a comprehensive and interesting report.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE
Tricia Ward was elected as Chairman, David Davies as Vice Chairman and Ruth Townrow
as Secretary. The following members were elected en bloc to serve on the Committee
- Leonard Boydell, David Masterman, Pauline Nolan, Angela Sansam, Betty Travena and
The meeting recognised the appointment of members to serve on a Support Team as follows
- Ivan Peel (technical support) Roger Wilkins Barbara Davy, Sue Elliot, Pam Gilling,
Ann Hill, Margaret Marks, Lee Parkes and Sheila Thomas.
Janet made a presentation to Maurice Line on the occasion of his retirement as a
Group Leader. He had served as Chairman, Group Leader and Editor of Stray News; and
his election as an Honorary Member of Harrogate U3A was unanimously approved.
Tricia thanked Janet for her service as Secretary and Chairman, and the thanks of
the meeting was expressed by prolonged applause. Tricia also thanked Betty Mallinson
for her work both as Membership Secretary and Secretary, which was endorsed by the
meeting. Gordon Darlington was also thanked for his support.
The Day was another successful event in the life of the Harrogate U3A, due in no
small measure to Janet, Betty, Eileen and the staff at the Cairn Hotel.
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do not click on links in emails. Most anti-virus software sites contain information
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