Annual General Meeting
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The annual meeting for election of trustees and approval of the accounts of Haverhill u3a will held by on Tuesday 28th March 2023
at Haverhill Arts Centre
A.G.M. 2023 from the Chair
It is difficult to believe that it is now a year since you all elected me a Chair of Haverhill and District u3a. It has been a very interesting year for me and quite a learning curve, which I have enjoyed.
I have been very fortunate in that we currently have a very committed and supportive committee and I could not have done my job without them.
Life seems to be getting back to fairly normal and the number of members attending the Tuesday speaker meetings has gradually risen. This is in no short measure due to the excellent speakers Wendy has booked for us. It is good to see that most of the groups are now getting back to pre-pandemic attendance.
Gerry is continually working on the website to update and improve it and News and Views continues to be very popular. My thanks to all the members of the committee who have given me so much support and to the News and Views team.
I am prepared to stand for another year in the position of Chair and the voting will take place at the A.G.M. on 28th March.
Treasurers’ Report 2022
2022 at last saw us resume ‘normal’ activities and we were able to put on some events. The accounts for the year reflect this in that we are showing income and expenditure under the Events heading. The apparent ‘surplus’ was driven by a grant, higher ticket sales (than expected) and lower costs.
The accounts also show the fact that we are now including Group receipts and expenses in our figures. This change was introduced to bring us into line with other u3a’s, and special thanks must be given to all the group leaders who have cooperated in bringing this about.
Subscriptions continue to form the bulk of our income and we have kept the rate unchanged. We will endeavour to hold to the current fee for as long as we can, but with costs rising at their present rate we will have to review this each year.
The majority of our expenditure comprises ‘fixed’ costs, such as fees to the national u3a, hall hire, printing and speaker fees. Your committee have done excellent work in keeping these costs as low as possible and we will continue to strive to get good value. We are required by the Charity Commission to hold a surplus to cover any outstanding costs in the event that our u3a ceases to operate.
Finally I would like to put on record our thanks to Angela Beaumont for auditing our accounts for many years, and wish her a very happy retirement.
Haverhill and District u3a Financial Statement for the year ending 31st December 2022