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CHAIRMAN’S SUMMER MESSAGE
We were so delighted when Parita Patel came to us offering her services as Premises Officer. It is a really good sign for an organisation to have a new face and a fresh approach. Another piece of good news is that we are not going to lose our Vice-Chairman, Gwen Wright, which makes for good continuity and retains all the experience she has. However we are still in need of a Publicity Officer, who would be given all the practical and moral support needed. Come to a committee meeting, no obligation or pressure.
As we discussed at the AGM, we would like to build up membership numbers. The committee have some ideas, we just need someone to put them into practice. I hope you’ve been able to cope with the parking situation because of the roof work at Harrow Arts Centre. This is a very necessary job undertaken by the council, so we have to be patient and use Morrisons car park even more than usual. Think of that little bit of extra exercise you’re getting!
Once again I would like to recommend the U3A Summer School, held at St Brides Foundation, close to the “wedding cake” church and a very short walk from Blackfriars Station. The details are on the website. The presentations and walks are of a high standard and the lunch is splendid. The added attraction is that Gwen Wright and I are on the programme. Check it out!
Can I remind you that we try to be aware and accommodating for members with any kind of disability. Please let us know if you have a problem and we’ll do our best to deal with it. Harrow Arts Centre staff have bent over backwards to deal with the problem of the lift, finding ground floor rooms for our meetings. The lift is now working again (well, it is at the time of writing) so keep all your fingers crossed. We are in close contact with the staff at HAC about safety issues, particularly the tarmac part of the entrance to the link building. The top step of the Grimsdyke Room is awaiting repair, again; it has been requested but the staff have to rely on the council’s response. We have also mentioned access to the ramp for Hatch End Suite which is often blocked by parked cars, our own members’ sometimes!
Finally, a thank you to the technically minded members who joined me in a sort out of all our equipment after Mathilde’s meticulous care came to an end. Sadly, they were mainly men. Ladies, we need to balance the gender issue here. We rationalised and arranged everything to make it as user friendly as possible. I’m also glad to report that two more groups are making good use of the new stereo system. Climate change allowing, I wish you all a pleasant summer, as healthy as possible and full of mind engaging interests.
Webmaster Dennis Kersh updated 04/03/2018