It is the time of the year when the Chairman has to remind you that we are looking
for new members willing to serve on the Committee. Please do consider making a nomination,
after obtaining the agreement of the member, and if you are approached do seriously
consider allowing your name to go forward.
Our current Committee brings a variety of talents to the Executive. David Davies
has set up a small group to look ahead, to adopt ways of streamlining the circulation
of the AGM documents and the best practice for the collection of the annual subscription.
This forward-looking group has the support of all the Committee Members.
We do endeavour to ensure that we support our Group Leaders and all our Membership.
The Committee has decided not to hold a Christmas lunch this year. We struggled to
sell 75 tickets last year, and the Cairn Hotel did waive the agreement that we should
have 100 diners, or pay extra for the room. We cannot expect the same consideration
I hope therefore that members will support "The Picnic in the Park" on Sunday 7 August,
2011 – a sequel to "A Day to Remember" both masterminded by Ivan Peel.
I am compiling this report after a wonderful repast prepared and served by the Healthy
Cooking and Eating Group. A hearty "Thank you" to Liz Craddock for the three course
meal prepared by the Group, and the wonderful company.
I am looking forward to a return visit to the "Singing for Pleasure" group. Elizabeth
Turner invites a group of Committee members and friends to a rehearsal and chance
to meet the group over coffee.
I wish all our members a happy summer and safe travel whether you are venturing near
It is time to remind all our 870 members that your subscriptions for 2011/12 will
be due on 1st September. Renewal forms will be posted to you in August so please
try to return them to me promptly. As we are a registered charity, and if you are
a UK taxpayer, I would particularly like to stress the importance of signing the
‘Gift Aid’ section on the subscription form as this is a significant source of income
Proposed Membership Subscription Change
Harrogate U3A committee agreed at its meeting on 11 May 2011 that in future if approved
by members at the forthcoming AGM, a full subscription, currently £12, will be payable
for full or part year membership.
Deadline for contributions:Sept 30, 2011
planned publication month October 2011
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