SUES Committee Meeting: 19/10/2020

Present – Hazel Firth (Chairman), Peter Firth, Roger Mitchell, Alan Potter, John Sharp The meeting took place via Zoom, which (thanks to Alan) once again proved straightforward, effective and highly educational. Minutes from previous Committee Meeting on Tuesday 13th October were approved and signed. Matters Arising Headed Notepaper – The Society does not have a…

SUES Committee Meeting: 13/10/2020

Present – Hazel Firth (Chairman), Peter Firth, Roger Mitchell, Bob Neate, Alan Potter, John Sharp The meeting took place via Zoom, which (thanks to Alan) proved straightforward and effective. Minutes from previous Committee Meeting on Thursday 27th August were approved and signed Matters Arising Co-operation with Liverpool CE is being maintained. They were optimistic that…

SUES Forum #12: 10/2020

Introduction In the current circumstances the plans we had to resume our traditional face-to-face events are unlikely to be implemented soon; we will have to wait for a marked relaxation in Covid-prevention measures to do that. However, we are determined to keep SUES going by providing what intellectual and educational stimulus for our members can…

SUES Forum #11: 09/2020

Introduction We have had much discussion recently about the possibility of resuming talks and ultimately courses. However, regulatory restrictions, including frequent changes and modifications, have made this difficult. Our main article in this edition, therefore, is a statement of where we find ourselves at present. It is followed by a piece by John Sharp, which…

SUES Forum #10: 08/2020

Introduction We are rather surprised but pleased to see that the Forum has got into double figures. When we started, we thought it would be a useful idea for keeping SUES together for a few weeks. However, as the crisis continues, we find ourselves committed to something that may have a lot longer to run yet. This…

SUES Committee Meeting: 27/08/2020

Present – Hazel Firth (Chairman), Peter Firth, Roger Mitchell, Alan Potter, John SharpApologies – Bob Neate Minutes from previous Committee Meeting and AGM – both ‘virtual’ – were approved and signed. The Treasurer had provided a Financial Update. Herewith is a summary of the Society’s finances, for the meeting on Thursday. The latest Bank Statements…

SUES Forum #9: 07/2020

Introduction As the Forum has in the current situation replaced the newsletter, which was our main means of keeping you up-to-date, this is now the appropriate place to provide important information. The AGM has been held, albeit in an unusual format and the minutes are the first item in this edition. The bad news is…

SUES Forum #8: 07/2020

Introduction You will have received notice from Roger Mitchell about our Annual General Meeting, which is to be held, virtually, on Friday 30th July. The documents will provide you with the information, which would normally be reported at an AGM, together with an indication as to how you can participate and make your make your…

SUES Forum #7: 06/2020

Introduction After our last edition, a special poetry number, we return to a more conventional format. However, as we received more poems than we could print in one go, we will include one in each edition for the time being. This does not rule out having another poetry-only edition, but this time with members’ own…

SUES Forum #6: 06/2020

Introduction We had planned a different sort of Friday afternoon meeting for June, one in which members could bring poems which appealed to them and explain the reasons for their choices. Rather than lose this idea we have decided to do something similar through the medium of Forum. This is, therefore, a poetry edition.  Of…