NOTE: All branch members are deemed to constitute a Branch Committee for any such purposes; for approval
Meeting timed to finish by midday, preceded and followed if necessary, by a Branch Summer De-clutter at the Morlais Rooms, Canolfan Soar from 10:30am
Present: Huw Williams (Chair) and 20 members
Meeting finished at 11:15am
Balance at 14 June 2015
The branch has been very active over this year and has attracted a wide range of students and interested members of the public. Such are considered to be members of WEA Merthyr Tydfil where there is no joining fee, just a commitment to the abiding principles of WEA Cymru. Thus membership of this branch is deemed to be at just over fifty. All have shown a thirst for lifelong learning at Merthyr Tydfil and WEA Merthyr Tydfil is so pleased that classes have continued at Canolfan Soar, the Welsh language centre at Pontmorlais.
Guest speakers have vied with Huw Williams, branch chairperson, in offering classes on a range of historical topics, in summer term 2015, autumn 2015 and spring term 2016, with the prospect of a further extension planned into summer 2016. The branch also brokered in conjunction with LLAFUR, the Welsh History Society, a Keir Hardie Day School at the beginning of February 2016, in commemoration of the centenary of his death, September 2015. Over seventy were in attendance at the Old Town Hall / Red House that day. The branch and the Soar venue also take it in rotation to host the South East Regional Forum meetings of WEA and the branch sends representation to meetings and the AGM.