FOOPA Spring News Letter 2008 - Chairman's Column
The FOOPA Annual General Meeting on Thursday 6th March. 7.30pm is at the Royal Naval Club & Royal Albert Yacht Club. I hope you like the look of our 2008 social programme -
If you have recently joined FOOPA or just never booked for anything in the past, make it a New Year's resolution to try out at least one of the events! We have a strong programme of speakers and topics and the trip to Liltlehampton will be a chance to see why their waterfront re-generation, with developments not unlike those under way on Spice Island, met with such approval from the locals. We'll also be enjoying this lesser known Sussex resort's seaside attractions - which do not, remarkably and perhaps thankfully, Include any kind of shopping complex!
What practical, environmental, visual, heritage or recreational improvements do you think Old Portsmouth could benefit from? Your Committee is looking to fund one or more substantial projects during 2008 - maybe in partnership with other organisations if considerable sums are involved. Write your suggestions on your membership renewal form- a chance to influence what your £3 is spent on. We can discuss them at the AGM on March 6th - be there!
Here's another New Year's resolution - support our local businesses at every opportunity. They are working hard in a tough trading environment, so remember them when you are thinking of taking visitors out for a meal/buying groceries/ having your hair styled/selling your house/enjoying tea and cakes after a waterside walk/choosing a special gift for someone /visiting a gallery or museum and book shop.
David Baynes (Chairman)
FOOPA Annual General Meeting
To be held on Thursday 6th March. 7.30pm at the Royal Naval
Club & Royal Albert Yacht Club.
2. Minutes of the last AGM held on the 15th March 2007
3. Matters arising
4. Chairman's Report
5. Treasurer's Report
6. Election of Officers
7. Elections of Executive Committee Members
8. Appointment of Auditors
9. Motion to raise annual subscription to £5
10. Motion to raise Ctlee expenditure power to £850
11. Any Other Business or Matters for Discussion.
The AGM will be followed by an illustrated presentation by Dr. Jane Mee, Manager of the City Museum & Records Service. She will describe its current activities and future expansion plans. After which all those present are invited to join the Committee for a glass of wine.
FOOPA MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION/RENEWAL FORM
New Membership Subscription - £3.00 per household 2008 Renewal
Please accept my subscription. I enclose CASH/CHEQUE (made payable to F.O.O.P.A.)
If you wish to pay by Standing Order through your bank, please contact address below.
Please return (with your events form if applicable) to: FOOPA, to 19A High Street, Old Portsmouth, POI 2LP.
Click on 'next' (below) for FOOPA Winter /Spring 2008 Social Events and Booking Form. N.B. If you are also booking for Social Events please send your subscriptions to David Baynes at the address on the Booking Form