Registered Charity No. 1037027
Please reply to:
Box 809, Mailboxes Etc
26 The Hornet
Chichester PO19 7BB
April 17th, 2020
At our Committee meeting in early April we finally came to a very difficult decision and agreed that if we did not have sufficient volunteers to help us keep operating as a successful U3A, there would be no alternative but to close down.
For several months we have been asking for volunteers to come forward to fill many vacant roles within our U3A. Our last two bulletins have indicated that we have vacant roles which are vital to the success of the continuation of Chichester U3A, and whilst we must have the officer roles filled, it is absolutely essential that we also have volunteers filling other responsibilities to enable our U3A to continue with vibrancy and an interesting programme of events for the coming year.
We would love to continue enjoying social events, trips and visits, monthly talks etc. We have close to 1,000 members and without more help organising these, it is simply too difficult for a small team to manage.
We have received interest from just a few members for some of the roles, but not yet a sufficient number to keep us running effectively. If you wish to nominate yourself or another person, you will find nomination forms on our website, and this is a reminder that the deadline for you to return these forms will be April 24th.
It is our intention to hold the AGM as planned on May 21st at 2-00 pm as a virtual meeting. On our website, you will find very clear instructions on how to join the Zoom meeting. Documents relating to the AGM, along with the agenda, will be published in due course. It would be such good news to have nominations for all the roles by the time we hold our AGM.
The times we find ourselves in are certainly very sad and the Coronavirus has undoubtedly touched many of us in some way. We have found ways of staying in touch, starting up new hobbies, learning new skills, keeping groups going by connecting virtually and know that many of you are already using Zoom to communicate with friends and family
We look forward to welcoming you to our virtual AGM.
On behalf of the committee