Registered Charity No. 1037027
Please reply to:
Box 809, Mailboxes Etc
26 The Hornet
Chichester PO19 7BB
April 24th, 2020
For many months we have been asking for volunteers to fill the soon-to-be vacant roles on your Committee, in addition to those which were not filled last year.
Without these roles being taken up, we were in the position of needing to consider dissolution of our U3A. It was very clear that this was the last resort, in the event that we didn’t have the required officers and supporting Committee members.
I know many of you were saddened by this thought, as was the Committee; however, there is now some good news. We have had nominations from some of our newer members and it does look as if we will have a full Committee and the chance to continue keeping our U3A up and running as soon as is safe to do so. We have nominations for the officer roles and some for Committee roles. This is certainly very encouraging.
We will proceed with our virtual AGM on May 21st at 2-00 pm and much is in place already for this event, during which time we will be voting for the officer positions and for Committee roles. It is important that we have a quorum in order to establish the new Committee.
I’m sure you will be very relieved to receive this good news and will want to vote for the new Committee. However, we are still in a lockdown, self-isolating situation and therefore Chichester U3A will suspend all groups, events and other activities (unless online), until it is safe to resume. At this point, we do not have a date to resume, but will be following government advice very carefully, in order to ensure we all stay safe and healthy.
In addition, whilst it is now looking as if we will have a full Committee, we are still in need of support in other areas, so even if being on a Committee doesn’t appeal to you, it may be that you can offer a few hours here and there, which will help us to revive monthly talks, trips and visits and social events etc. We would also welcome support for our secretarial team and the membership team. Many hands make light work and the workload shared makes it all so much more enjoyable. Please contact me at the Chair’s email address if you would like to offer some help.
I hope you will all be able to enjoy the impending fine weather due this weekend and to make the most of being outside at some point. This good news and the sunshine has cheered us all up.