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May 2018 Bulletin - Newbold Church
Thursday 31 May 2018

Newbold Church is confirmed as our new venue

Many thanks to all those members who attended the May lecture in Newbold Church and gave us such prompt and positive feedback on the proposed new venue.

Based on your comments on the much improved quality of the images projected on to one large central screen, the spacious and airy building, café area and the comfortable chairs, we have booked the Church for the June and July lectures. 

Next season, we are able to hold the September, October and November lectures in the Church but have to move back to Salisbury Hall for January, February and March 2019 as the Church is not available.
We will be back in the Church in April, May, June and July 2019.

The church is on the same campus as Salisbury Hall and has the same parking - click here to see the map.

Results of the Member Survey

Many thanks also to all those of you (more than 100) who took the time to complete last month's survey.

The general opinion of members is that the Society is well-organised and is doing a very good job in providing members with activities and events that are interesting and enjoyable. Typical comments from members include. “Always something of interest”, “The Society is excellent in every respect”. 
It is good to know that the efforts of  your Committee to provide a high quality programme are appreciated. “Brilliant organisation”, “Thank you to the team”. 


Aspects that need attention:-

The poor quality screens at Salisbury Hall - as you will have read above, we are moving most of our lectures to Newbold Church.
Lack of socialising - the move to the Church will provide more space for circulating at lectures, including a café area with tables and chairs


Other Potential Activities to be considered:-
Theatre trips - more than half said that they would be interested.
A specific annual social event for members.

Getting Involved
The range of activities offered by our Society to its members depends significantly on the active involvement of volunteers. Most volunteers stay involved for a limited period, which, although this can be up to four years, means that a regular flow of new volunteers is needed.  

The Survey indicated that there are as many as 38 members who might be interested in supporting Church Recording, and Young Arts including joining the Committee. This is very encouraging. However, the Survey did not reveal identities.
Getting involved is a great way to get to know other members of the Society, so if you are interested, please see the contact details below:-

To read the full report click here