As you may already be aware, there is to be a new RUMMIKUB group within U3A. It has been decided to use the MOTO slot in the lower classroom at HTPC on the first Wednesday at 2pm for this new group.
The attendance at MOTO planning meetings between April and July has been very poor with only single figures every time.
However, the Monday morning coffee meeting is into double figures each week. Having talked all this through with those of you who attend MOTO events regularly, the planning meeting for the following month will now take place during the coffee meet up on the last MONDAY of every month - NOT Friday as printed in the email from Janet you should have received in the last couple of days.
Next Monday 29th August, we will meet at Walnut Grove at 1030 and have coffee and plan for September and I will send a newsletter out to you all with that plan by Monday evening.
The following Monday 5th September is the FMM at the Parish Centre and therefore there will not be a coffee meeting.
There will then be a change of venue for Monday Morning Coffee and from September 12th onwards we will be meeting at The Junction Pub at the bottom of South Street, still at 1030 with the final Monday of each month incorporating the next months planning meeting.
Attendance fees -
With such a poor attendance at the old planning meeting, MOTO has contributed very little to the U3A coffers over the past 4 months.
Rooms need hiring, insurance needs paying, newsletters need printing and equipment needs buying, to name just a few of the many expenses U3A incurs. Again, having talked this through with regular attendees and also having discussed it with Peter Scaife, the following decision has been taken.
From September onwards, all of our regular events, i.e Skittles, Monthly Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Brunch, Walk, together with anything else we may arrange, will require you to pay a 50p attendance fee.
Monday coffee will remain a casual pop in and chat and will not require a payment apart from the last Monday of every month when the planning meeting happens and that will require a 50p attendance fee.
For those coming to next Mondays meeting, please put your thinking caps on, it would be good to have something different to do in September.
For those who can't make the meeting but do have something they would like included , please either email me or give me a call before Monday. It would be great to hear your ideas and include them.
I hope all the above makes sense. I've tried to explain the changes as clearly as I can but please give me a call if it's not coming over that way.
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