IMMEDIATE – Newsletter Editor: Until the end of last year, the Newsletter was put together by two editors, Sue and Hilary, with proof reader, Moira. Sadly Hilary developed problems with her hands and had to give up last Christmas. So this year Sue has carried on as the only editor, despite repeated advertisements for help.
Without help, the newsletter will have to be simplified to fit in with the available effort. (Some may remember the last time we became editor-less and the Committee produced a black and white starvation diet Newsletter shorn to essentials!)
We are ever more urgently looking for a member to help Sue Peters prepare the bi-monthly Newsletter. The work environment is one of cooperation and flexibility. Modest word processing computer literacy is needed. Training will be given. Why not drop Sue ([email protected]) an email to find out more?
IMMEDIATE – Committee Member: We have a vacancy on the Committee which can be filled now, with a view to taking up a Committee role at next March AGM. The advantage of joining now is that you join in the Committee’s deliberations and are able to shadow one of the roles becoming available next March.
Vacancies next AGM in March, 2019:
MEETINGS SECRETARY: to provide committee administration services – prepare agendas, take minutes and hold the committee paperwork (constitution, procedures, minutes etc).
TWO COMMITTEE MEMBERS who, after a period of acclimatisation, will be prepared to take on one of the roles set out on the inside cover of the Newsletter. After some time on the Committee without a role, new members shadow an existing role holder, and subsequently take that role.
NEW ROLE – WELFARE OFFICER: (non-committee position). Cheltenham U3A has begun to feel that there are many older members who are in need of support for a short time, and where visiting and a cup of tea could alleviate loneliness. We would expect the person in this role to help define this role and organise the visiting.
Please contact me by email, Maggie Conu or any existing committee members if you would like to offer help in running Cheltenham U3A.