In these unsettling and uncertain times, I am sure that you are doing your best to keep you isolated and safe. In the absence of regular face to face meetings we must not drift apart in our hearts and minds.
With social contacts severely curtailed we need some source of stimulus from time to time to keep our spirits up. Please try to keep in touch with one another in any way you can.
I would like to thank the Convenors who kept in touch me and/or Graham and informed us of the action taken by groups during the present crisis. It is good to remain connected whilst we are further apart.
I hope you have seen the minutes of the urgent Committee meeting held on 16th march 20 sent to you by Patricia and Graham.
I was informed by the Third Age Trust that the U3A National Day has been rescheduled to Thursday 1st October 2020. However , I feel that it’s too soon for us to make any plans.
I hope you have received the March edition of U3A National Newsletter forwarded to you by Graham.
The May 2020 edition of Swanland U3A Newsletter has been cancelled.
On an optimistic note, let us look forward to better times ahead when this pandemic has run it’s course, hopefully with a minimum of casualties.
On reflection how much we miss U3A!!
Finally, for a little diversion I am attaching my AGM report to you which I hope you will enjoy reading.
Best wishes and stay safe.
23rd March 2020
Swanland U3A - Treasurer’s Report.
Ref: AGM 19th March 2020 and Regular Thursday meetings
On account of the escalating National Corona Virus crisis, an urgent Committee meeting was held on Monday morning 16th March 2020 and the following decisions were taken.
Considering the significant risk from Covid-19 infection to the health and well being of our members if we were to continue to meet, the Committee unanimously took the decision to postpone the AGM to be held on 19th March 2020 at 2.00pm until further notice.
Similarly a unanimous decision was also taken to cancel regular bimonthly Thursday afternoon meetings and talks until the end of July 2020.
Convenors are advised to assess the risk to individual groups based on National guidelines and advise from Third Age Trust when making a decision to hold Interest Group meetings and/or activities.
A full version of the minutes of the Committee meeting will follow in due course.
I appreciate your co-operation.
In the mean time follow the national Guidelines and take care.
Best Wishes to you and your family
Yours in U3A