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MEMBERSHIP STATISTICS - At 31 March 2020 there were 30 members (9 couples and 12 singles) of the Society, compared with 36 members (11 couples, 14 singles) at 31 March 2019. There was 1 new member, 5 did not renew, 1 resigned and 1 died during the year.
NOTES OF COMMITTEE AND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS are accessible through the website. So if you want to know what your Committee has been doing or what happened at the AGM click on the Committee page and the dates that you are interested in.
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SADLY MISSED are long-standing members Dot Nicholls, who passed away in February this year, and Marilyn Roberts, in May. Our sincerest condolences to their families and friends.
THE TRADITIONAL ST DAVID'S DAY SERVICE was on 1 March at St Mary's Church in Elloughton, where Richard is the resident organist. The 13 members who were there received a very warm welcome from the congregation and no doubt enjoyed the coffee and welsh cakes that followed the service.
OUR ANNUAL ST DAVID'S DAY DINNER was held at the Millhouse Restaurant in Skidby on 28 February when the 13 members and friends present had a very convivial evening with excellent food and good fellowship. It was particularly disapointing that so many members were not able to make it this year.
THE FEBRUARY MEETING was on 14 February and by popular request was another Games Evening, again organised by Merle with help from Penny and Anne. The 12 of us there had a great time and some even went home with a prize.
THE JANUARY MEETING on 17 January 2020 was organised by Richard when 14 members and friends enjoyed watching the film "A Child's Christmases in Wales" - once we sorted out the equipment!
OUR CHRISTMAS LUNCH was on 13 December at the Millhouse Restaurant in Skidby where the 17 members and friends present enjoyed the get-together with an excellent meal followed by the traditional carol singing led by Richard on the keyboard.
THE NOVEMBER MEETING was the Chairman's Evening on 1 November and the 14 members there had great fun playing the "belleplates" that Penny had brought along - but with limited success it has to be said. Many thanks to her and Richard for organising the evening and who, together with Dave, showed us how it should be done.
THE OCTOBER MEETING was a Games Evening on 11 October when Merle, Penny and Anne brought along a variety of games, including the Welsh versions of Monopoly and Scrabble, for us to try. Unfortunately there were only five of us present but after a few rounds of beetle drive we had a hilarous time demonstrating our lack of knowledge in a game about the world.
OUR FIRST MEETING of the new programme was held at our usual venue, Beverley Consrvative Club, on 13 September when Dave and his three friends from the Cottingham Folk Club entertained the seven of us there with an excellent musical evening when anything could and did happen. It was a shame that so few members were present to enjoy it.
OUR SUMMER OUTING was organised by our President, Eddie,and Doreen on 20 June at Springhead Park where 20 members and friends had a very pleasant afternoon bowling followed by a splendid afternoon tea.
NO INCREASE IN SUBSCRIPTIONS AGAIN! In view of the Society's sound financial position, it was agreed at the Annual General Meeting that subscriptions for 2019/20 would remain at £15 per member. This is the eleventh year running that subscriptions have not been increased. New members pay nothing for the first year.
THE 2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING was held on 17 May 2019. Eddie Evans continued for another year as President, Richard Cook was elected as Chairman, John Butler as Treasurer and Dave Thomas as Past Chairman. There were no nominations for Vice Chairman or Secretary although a number of members agreed to take on specific aspects. The other Committee members elected were Roger Uglow, Penny Cook and Merle Skinner, leaving three vacancies.
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