AGM May 2019

The 2019 AGM was held on 2 May 2019 at Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 1EH at 10.30am.

Click on 2019 AGM Notice for full details.

Click on Beeston U3A Annual General Meeting – Chair’s Report 2019 to read the report from Sue Blackley delivered at the AGM.

Click on Beeston U3A Treasurer’s Notes for 2018-2019 Annual Accounts. The accounts can be found in 2019 AGM Notice.

See Draft Minutes of the 8th AGM of Beeston U3A Held on 2 May 2019.

See Beeston U3A Constitution 2019 adopted at the meeting.

Following the 2019 AGM, the Committee 2019-2020 is:

NAME POSITION Email Address
Margot Gale Chair chair@beestonu3a.org.uk
Sue Blackley Vice Chair/Speaker Seeker vicechair@beestonu3a.org.uk
Malcolm Brookbanks Treasurer treasurer@beestonu3a.org.uk
Richard Eddleston Secretary riedd@btinternet.com
Alison Wilson Membership Secretary membership@beestonu3a.org.uk
Anne Pinnock Joint Group Coordinator groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Kathy Shipway Joint Group Coordinator groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Jo Muxlow Social Fund Treasurer jomuxlow@btinternet.com
Steve Austin Website/

Publicity Officer

stephen.austin@ntlworld.com
Lucy Beardsley Outings Organiser lucybrdsly@yahoo.co.uk
Elaine Neville Events Organiser eneville1@hotmail.co.uk
Celia Billau Communications Officer communications@beestonu3a.org.uk

May 2019

A Vote of Thanks from Our New Chair

Margot Gale

Following Sue’s last Chair’s report I feel that it is important to echo what I said at the May AGM when I thanked her on behalf of both the membership and committee of Beeston U3A for her dedication and commitment to our organisation.

Sue began her term of office in 2015 when our membership stood at around 500 and has taken it to the extremely successful U3A it is today at over 800 members. During these four years there has been a great amount of change within the U3A, much of it centred around GDPR and the introduction of a whole range of policies which we have had to implement. Sue has approached this work with professionalism and expertise and at times must have felt that she had never left her previous working life as a Head Teacher!

She has also driven forward Beacon which has enabled our U3A to function much more smoothly and has lessened the workload of many of the committee members.

Sue is also extremely involved with the wider life of the U3A as secretary to the Nottinghamshire Network and also as a Trust volunteer in which role she has been pivotal to the setting up of the new U3A in Wollaton.

As the new Chair of Beeston U3A I am delighted that we have been able to persuade Sue to stay on the committee as we really don’t want to lose the wide range of knowledge and commitment which she brings to everything she tackles.

On behalf of our U3A we would like to thank Sue for all she has done for Beeston U3A over the past four years and for the enthusiasm and professionalism which she has brought to the role.

She will certainly be a hard act to follow!!

Margot Gale (Chair)