Membership

Membership currently costs £10 and is renewable annually from 1st May. Members elect the Managing Committee, advise on the choice of courses and benefit from reductions in course fees. You are welcome to join us. This site is updated regularly to include details of all courses offered in the current programme.

 

In addition to the course programme the Guild usually host two members' evenings per year one of which incorporates the AGM. The member's evenings usually takes the form of a short educational talk followed by a brief introduction to the forthcoming courses, refreshments are provided.

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Payment by Standing Order is encouraged which helps us by ensuring that adequate funds are available to meet costs of printing and insurance etc., at times when income from courses is limited. You can download a membership form/standing order form in PDF format by clicking on the icon here if you prefer to pay by post.

N.B. 1 payment on 1st May yearly

 

             Changes to Bank Standing Orders

 

Thank you for paying the membership fee by Standing Order. As you know, this helps us with forward planning and paying the major bills due in summer (insurance, brochures etc) before money comes in from course fees.

 

At the last Annual General Meeting the treasurer noted that one or two members were still paying their membership by standing order at the old rate. To change your Standing Order from £5 to £10, you will need to complete a new instruction and send it, or hand it in, to your bank.

The instruction form for the current membership fee is available here:-

This instructs the bank to create a new Standing Order for £10 (or £20 for a couple) from May 1st, 2018 and to cancel the previous one. The bank will probably need to have the form before 7th April for it to take effect from May 1st. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the treasurer Jane Murray.

The following letter has been sent to all members:-

 

The purpose of this letter is to set out the revised arrangements for the Annual General Meeting and for the next few months. We had expected to hold the AGM on Monday 27 April. Unfortunately the exceptional circumstances caused by the Covid 19 virus, which have already resulted in the cancellation of courses, mean that the AGM cannot go ahead as planned.

The committee have looked for ways to keep members properly informed, to safeguard their wellbeing and to respect the Guild’s constitution.

The new arrangements are:

  • The formal Annual General Meeting will be postponed until September or October, depending on government advice. 

  • Members will be sent by email or post the annual reports from the Chairman and Treasurer.  The draft minutes of the 2019 AGM are on our website

  • The current committee members will continue to serve on the committee until the formal AGM takes place. They will complete any refunds due from course cancellations and continue to work on the 2020/2021 programme, which we hope will begin on 28 September.

  • Members are invited to use the Guild’s email account (see above) for any queries or concerns they may have- or simply to keep in touch. 

  • For urgent and crucial information members will be contacted by email or post but we will use the website above for updates of general interest.

We hope the new arrangements are clear and helpful, and that all our members and their families stay safe and healthy during this difficult time. We look forward to seeing you again when it is safe to do so.

With best wishes,

The Guild Committee

 

Mike Webb, Diana Cavanagh, Jane Murray, Maggie Mooney, John Coupe,

Richard Leyshon, Rose Kendrick, Chriss Webb, Bill Murray

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