Here is our final Newsletter for 2020 and what a year it has been. At the time of writing there seems to be no end yet in sight for a return to 'normal' life with the pandemic continuing to affect our daily lives.
Due to the continuing uncertainty the Executive Committee has decided not to hold a Fair at Merthyr Leisure Centre in 2021. We felt it would be very difficult to plan and organise our normal event effectively not knowing what restrictions would still be in place. Athough this is very disappointing for all concerned we considered that the health and safety of our volunteers and members were foremost in making this decision.
However it is not all bad news - our online Extra-Ordinary General Meeting held on Saturday 7 November had the highest number attending that we have seen for decades. Thank you to our members who joined us and enabled us to formally agree the outstanding amendments to our Constitution.
We shall also be holding our Annual General Meeting online in March 2021 - see notice below.
Our monthly 'talks' are organised by our Cardiff & Vale Branch but are open to all members
. We would also like to start involving our overseas members so if anyone has any ideas about topics you could contribute to these sessions please let us know - firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to develop some 'outreach' sessions with our overseas members. So send us your ideas. It does not have to be a full 'talk' but could just be a short session about 'Glamorgan/Welsh' resources/links in Australia, New Zealand, Canada or the USA for example.
Members near and far, old and new have joined our successful Coffee and Chat sessions on the third Thursday each month. Following a request from one of our members, last month we discussed 'family history software'. The contributions made by members present revealed the vast amount of knowledge and expertise we are now able to share by holding these online meetings. If anyone has a topic they would like us to discuss on these meetings let us know.
For any of our online sessions you need to book on Eventbrite as some of the sessions have a limited number of spaces. Links to each online meeting will be included in the Newsletters and are posted in the 'Events' section of our website
Many organisations are now offering online talks, discussions and other events some of which are listed below - there has never been a better time to catch up on some fascinating topics related to our favourite hobby.
Stay safe! Cadwch ddiogel!
Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!
on behalf of Executive Committee