News, Plans and Programmes
For those of us who pay by the term, the summer term installment is now due. You can pay in cash, by cheque or by BACS (bank transfer). A BACS payment is easiest for the treasurer. Please sign a gift aid declaration if possible: it is an important source of funding. Gift aid forms are available from Jenny Pease.
Please note that the first meeting of next season will be on 13th September, which is the second Friday of the month. The reason for this delayed start is that there is a flower festival the previous weekend. We will meet every week from 13th September until 20th December.
The Orchestral Workshop Day was a great success. An anonymous survey asked participants how likely they would be to return were we to hold another one in 2020. Of 43 members and visitors, 35 said they were very likely and 5 probably. There were also numerous positive comments. David Dawson accepted the invitation to conduct next year. The Main Hall at Kirklands
Community Hall has now been booked for the 7th March, 2020.
Election of the new Chair
At the recent AGM, Patricia Brierley was elected as the new Chair of the orchestra. The rest of the committee remains the same as last year. Allan Jarvis will continue to organise the rota of conductors and to act as librarian.
Notes from our committee
Liz Hundy is now maintaining the website for INHO, and was (with her consent) co-opted unanimously onto the committee.
The Christmas concert went well. £202 was raised, to be split between Crisis at Christmas and BRI.
INHO has been given a donation from Hazel Thompson's funeral which will be spent on purchases of music.
We very much need to find a leader for the orchestra, and we need to recruit at least another couple of first violinists. Anyone interested can make informal contact via any of our members, or enquire via email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.