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Monday 7 June

Unfortunately the turnout at the meeting was disappointing – possibly due to the glorious sunny day.  Our speaker, Bernard Lockett, delighted all those who did attend with his insight into “The Heritage of Gilbert and Sullivan” which proved educational to long term fans and newcomers alike.  I think we were all astonished at how topical Gilbert’s satirical lyrics continue to resonate 150 years down the line.  Here is the link Bernard supplied where you can access some well loved excerpts:  https://gsopera.tv/programe/introducing-gsoperatv

Next meeting, Monday 5 July

Topic:  “Time through the ages”.  John Hope will take us on a journey through time-telling over the centuries showing the development and improvement of time telling devices from the sundial through to the atomic clock.  He will include the rise and fall of the industry in the UK.

Time:  Jul 5, 2021 at 01:45 PM for 2pm start

Elaine de Vries is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Monday 2 August  

Unfortunately we have to assume that this will be via Zoom again.  Further details on the programme and the Zoom link will be circulated in next month’s Newsletter which you should receive around 29 July.  At the time of writing we have no news from SLC on when community facilities will reopen.

AGM news

The reconvened AGM was held successfully on 31 May.  At 2pm we had failed to achieve the necessary quorum of 51 but in line with the constitution, after a delay of 30 minutes, we were able to proceed with 44 members present.  A big thank you to all of you who did attend.  All of the agenda business was concluded successfully:

o minutes of 2020 AGM and annual report approved

o financial report and Treasurer’s report approved

o motion to appoint Nelson Gilmour Smith as independent examiner for 2021 approved

o motion permitting Committee to set subscription prior to confirmation at 2022 AGM approved.

Election to the committee

There was no need to hold a ballot at the meeting as the nominations matched the vacancies so all were returned unopposed.  Your committee comprises:

Office bearers  

Chairman Norma Churchill u3aek.chair@gmail.com

Vice-Chairman Joan Hodge u3aek.vicechair@gmail.com

Secretary Elaine de Vries u3aek.secretary@gmail.com

Treasurer Jan de Vries u3aek.treasurer@gmail.com

Committee members

Tom Berney Helen Biggins Alan Dickie Alex Fleming

Lesley McIlhagger Ruth Offin Babs Paterson Val Yaneske

We can co-opt two further committee members and would particularly welcome anyone comfortable with using social media.

Annual subscription 2021-2022

The subscription level of £12.50 was confirmed by the approval of the Treasurer’s report. Thank you again to everyone who has already renewed.  

Please note:

your membership will lapse in August if you haven’t renewed by then

if you don’t plan to renew please let the Membership Secretary or any member of the committee know so that we don’t pester you in our upcoming renewal drive

we can only accept payment by cheque or bank transfer - please refer to previous Newsletters for payment instructions.

Hunterian news?    The University of Glasgow has reopened some of its Hunterian exhibits (advance booking required) but you can also visit from home with videos, talks and tours.  For more information and to keep up with all things Hunterian visit their social media channels: Twitter @hunterian, Instagram hunterianglasgow and Facebook @HunterianGlasgow; or the website:  www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian

I look forward to welcoming you to the July monthly meeting.  Meanwhile, enjoy the best of any good weather we get.



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