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WELCOME AND INFORMATION
We welcome new members, and we also answer many questions, keep a list of tradespeople and help generally. Our main purpose is to “meet and greet” keeping a special eye out for newcomers. We give them guidance and advice on Groups, introduce them to Group Leaders, make sure they have a cuppa and introduce them to others at the tables. The success of this depends on the members making them welcome.
Also please inform us when people are sick, bereaved or any special occasion enabling us to send a card if appropriate.
I also circulate around the rooms making sure nobody is sitting alone. Our main aim being to support, friendship and companionship at our U3A.
N.B. If you are a member and you feel you would like to join our Group you would be very welcome. Please contact me either at the coffee morning or telephone 792618.
Welcome & Information organiser - email@example.com
Social Evenings with Cheese & Wine
The next one will be Friday 5th July, 7 - 9 pm at the Community Centre
The following ones will be Friday, 30th August, and Friday 25th October
Group Leaders Meeting
Friday 20th September 7pm at the Community Centre
Cheese & Wine will be provided
The Community Centre
The Community Centre, which is such an asset to the U3A, is having financial problems. The roof needs repairing, and one of the outer walls needs work on it too.
For this reason, the Centre's Committee has decided to put up the rent we pay for the use of the Centre. It will be increased by 5% from this April.
This will mean a small increase in the money we collect for Groups to use rooms, and also in the price we charge for drinks at the Thursday Coffee Mornings. The actual amount will be determined by the Committee and will not happen until after April.
Some members are under the impression the U3A owns the Community Centre. This is not so, it belongs to Burnham via the Council. It is an amenity for everyone, but the U3A would have a much more difficult time if it wasn't there.
It now has its own website : http://boscommunitycentre.btck.co.uk/
RUNNING BURNHAM U3A
We have a Committee, which has 3 important officers, the Secretary, the Chairman and the Treasurer. The rules of the TAT have limits as to how many years one person can hold an office without a break. There is good reason for this, it stops an individual from taking over and it encourages other members to get involved in running the U3A.
NowI have agreed to be Chairman for one year. I have enough to do with producing the magazine, running the website and also my Groups to agree to do it any longer than that.
Gary is asking for someone, maybe new to U3A, to ‘understudy’ what the Secretary does for when he has to stand down. We do have a nearly full committee, but most of those have been doing it on and off for a long time.
What this boils down to is, we really would welcome new ideas. We know we have new younger members, many of you must have had some experience of Committees during your working life, and your expertise (however small) would be valued.
If at any time we have no-one to be an Officer, the whole U3A would have to close. Whichever bit you joined for will no longer exist.
You would be very welcome to attend committee meetings as an observer, just to see what goes on.
We have over 500 members, of whom at least half should be reasonably young and fit! So where are you ?
GILBERT & SULLIVAN
26 June 2pm Room 3 at the Centre
Group meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 10:30 , at room 4 in the Community Centre The next meeting will be 23rd July 2019 .
We start by looking at what is to be seen in the night sky during the following month, and then cover a particular subject in more detail.
Next subject will be the Big Bang
Phone 01278 795258 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
You will be given all the support you need to start a group so why not give it a go?..........after all the success of our U3A is in the strength of the groups.
Please register your interest by signing the flyer in the Community Centre
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