Chair’s comments May 2018

Changes to the Upper Room Lock and Key.

 Currently we do not have a clear idea as to who has a key to the Upper Room and how many copies have been made.  We now store significantly more valuable equipment in the Upper Room.  To improve security we are changing to a more secure lock and issuing fresh keys that cannot be copied unless authorized.  If you need a key you must notify Roger Drew (Group Secretary) by Friday 18th May by e mail – roger24drew@btinternet.com .  The lock will be changed on Friday 1st June.  New keys will be issued between 10.00am and 12noon on Saturday 2nd June.  Each key must be signed for.  Any replacement key will be charged at cost £18.  If you have problems collecting a key please contact Roger Drew.
 
New information on the Torridge U3A website.

 Our Data Protection Statement and Privacy Policy is on the website.  Please follow the link on the home page.  If you require a paper copy please contact Caroline Kelly (U3A secretary).
 
Under information for group leaders there is the U3A Trust Walk Leaders Risk Assessment. This provides very helpful guidance for all who lead walks regarding things to consider and communicate when planning and leading a walk.  Please refer to it as following this guidance shows due diligence if it is necessary to make an insurance claim as well as caring appropriately for our membership when on walks.
 
Acting Chair of Torridge U3A.

For May, June and July Gary Howe who is the vice chair of our U3A will be acting as chair in my absence.  I am grateful to Gary for doing this.  In the unlikely event of you needing to contact the chair please contact Gary during these months.  Gary How garyhow52@gmail.com
 
 
Group Leaders - Inventory of Equipment.

May I remind and request that if group leaders have not sent Roger Drew their inventory form please can you do so.  If you hold no equipment that belongs to the U3A then please send a nil return.
 
Sue Butterworth 

Sadly Sue Butterworth died just before publication of the newsletter.  Sue was an excellent committee member and membership secretary.  Sue only gave up her U3A roles when she was unable to continue due to ill health.  Sue will be remembered for her warmth and efficiency.  Sue was also a founder member of our AmDram group and was joint group leader.  Sue was tireless in her commitment and huge fun to be with.  As a committee we want to express our deepest sympathy to David, her husband and Katie, Sue's sister.

Geoff Williams 

May 2018