NOTE: All branch members are deemed to constitute a Branch Committee for any such purposes; for approval
Present: Huw Williams (Chair) and 13 members
Chair reminded the meeting that he was inclined to stand down after several years as lead tutor at these classes and that a successor (s) would be found during the summer break. The meeting closed at 11.45 am
The branch has remained active for the duration of the academic year at its – by now –spiritual home of Canolfan Soar on Pontmorlais. Chair standing down as lead tutor has enabled Dr Daryl Leeworthy to succeed and conduct classes in his own inimitable style and I personally thank him on behalf of the branch for his excellence, scholarship, sense of humour and affability. (I could go on!).
Classes week in week out have been generous to say the least in giving: to defray tutor expenses including sometimes onerous public transport and the cost of room hire. Topics for discussion have ranged far and wide, attended by an eclectic mix of people from over the hills, down from the high ground, up from the Vale and over by there! They have been a joy; meaningful, educational and have raised the profile of lifelong learning within Merthyr Tydfil and beyond. May these classes continue, with the unstinting support of regular class members, to bring new people to the forum and to continue to be enjoyed.