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MEMBERSHIP STATISTICS - At 31 March 2023 there were 30 members (9 couples and 12 singles) of the Society, compared with 30 members at 31 March 2022. There were 6 new members, 3 resignations, 2 non-renewals and 1 death 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.
TWITTER - If you click on the logo on our website, you will see that the Society was a regular tweeter up to 2017. If anyone would like to volunteer to reactivate it, please let John Butler know.
FACEBOOK - the Society is also on facebook. If you are a facebook member feel free to add things to the page. If you are not a member let Richard Cook have a note of what you would like to include and he will sort it out for you. To see what is on it just click on the logo on our website.
SADLY MISSED are the following long-standing members who have passed away in the last 3 years - Dot Nicholls (March 2020), Marilyn Roberts (April 2020), Alwyn Morgan (January 2021), Phyllis Wollaston (March 2021), Ruth Llewellyn (December 2021), Mair Davies (March 2022) and Brenda Jones (June 2022). Our sincerest condolences to their families and friends.
ALSO MISSED are the following members – Stephen Deas, Jan Crowther and Mike Crowther - who resigned earlier this year, and Judith Sargieson and Di Rees-Morris who did not renew their membership.
A VERY WARM WELCOME to the following new members – Hillary Finn from Elloughton who joined in 2021/22, David Booth (Hull), Kathy Colwell (Barton) and Lee and Lynette Medhurst (Kingswood) who joined this year, and Mark Morgan (Hull) and Heather Sealy-Lewis (Willerby) who re-joined this year after an absence of a few years.
CYMANFA GANU FACH - the North-East of England Welsh Hymn-Singing Festival is on the 20th May at the Central Methodist Church, Wesley Street, Morley, Leeds, LS27 9EE from 2.00 - 4.00 p.m. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served after the service.
UNDER MILK WOOD is taking place at the East Riding Theatre in Beverley from 4 to 21 May.
THE NEXT SOCIETY MEETING is at 2.30pm on Friday 21 April at our usual venue and will be a Painting Demonstration by Dave which is always popular.
THE MARCH MEETING was on 17 March and the 12 members and the 1 guest had a challenging afternoon trying to “Spot the Intro”. Many thanks to Penny (with some assistance from Richard) for organising it.
OUR ANNUAL ST DAVID'S DAY DINNER, organised by Richard, was held at the Millhouse Restaurant in Skidby on 1 March when the 12 members present had a very convivial evening with excellent food and good fellowship.
THE TRADITIONAL ST DAVID'S DAY SERVICE was on 26 February at the Zion United Reform Church in Cottingham. The 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.
THE FEBRUARY MEETING on 17 February was organised by John who had asked members to bring along items with a Welsh connection and to spend a few minutes explaining the significance thereof. The 11 members and 1 guest were intrigued and entertained by the wide range of items on display.
THE JANUARY MEETING on 20 January was organised by Richard when 11 members and 1 guest enjoyed watching the film "A Child's Christmases in Wales".
OUR CHRISTMAS LUNCH was on 9 December at the Millhouse Restaurant in Skidby where the 8 members present enjoyed the get-together with an excellent meal.
THE NOVEMBER MEETING was on 11 November and the 6 members there had great fun playing 10-pin bowling at the Hollywood Bowl in Kingswood. Many thanks to Anne and Roger for organising it. It was a shame that so few members were present.
THE OCTOBER MEETING on 14 October was the Chairman’s Afternoon and 15 of us did our best to identify the fascinating photographs of various places in Wales that Richard had put together.
OUR FIRST MEETING of the 2022/23 programme was held at our new venue, the Mark Kirby Hall in Cottingham on 9 September when Dave challenged the 12 members present with a wide ranging quiz .
OUR SUMMER OUTING on 24 August was a visit to the Hornsea Indoor Bowls Club organised by Dave where 12 members and friends had a very pleasant morning learning the intricacies of indoor bowling, followed by a splendid buffet lunch. It was a shame that so few members were present to enjoy it.
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 2022/23 would remain at £15 per member. This is the fourteenth year running that subscriptions have not been increased. New members pay nothing for the first year.
THE 2022 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING was held on 17 June 2022. Eddie Evans stood down as President, Richard Cook was re-elected as Chairman, John Butler as Treasurer and Dave Thomas as Past Chairman. There were no nominations for President, Vice Chairman or Secretary although a number of members agreed to take on specific aspects. The other Committee members elected were Penny Cook, Eddie Evans, Merle Skinner, Anne Uglow and Roger Uglow.
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