Delayed AGM to be Held online on Microsoft Teams on Monday the 30th of November at 6.00pm

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After much delay, when the Executive Commitee hoped a socially distanced AGM might be possible, the latest lockdown and the likelihood of continuing restrictions, make this impossible. The Society has therefore announced that the delayed AGM will be held on Microsoft Teams on Monday the 30th of November at 6.00 pm

We are using Microsoft Teams instead of Zoom as it allows for a longer meeting than the standard 40 minutes of Zoom. Revised documents for this delayed AGM can be accessed here: Click Here for AGM Documents

To attend the AGM please click on this link. Lymington Society AGM on Teams

Members who wish to join the meeting will need to download the Teams app can use the following links to download the Teams App before the meeting.
• Here is a link to get Teams for Windows PCs: Download Microsoft Teams
• Here is a link to get Teams on your IPad tablet: Download Microsoft Teams for IPad

The Waiting room for the meeting will be open from 5.30 pm to give people time to log on. We would suggest that you try the link a day or so before the meeting to make sure that your Teams software is working ok. If you have any problems getting the sotware to work do give Don Mackenzie a call on 01590 678087

If members wish to join us using their mobile phones, please search in the appropriate App Store for the link to download Microsoft Teams.

New Email Update now available online

The Executive Commitee of the Lymington Society has decided in view of the ongoing coronavirus situation and the further lockdown, that now is the time to move to using Email Updates as the main way of communicating with members. This will enable us to communicate more often with members, and will save considerable costs having to be paid out of member’s subscriptions.

We would be grateful if any members who have not sent us their email address, now do so, in order that we can send them this, and future updates

We have just completed our first edition of this Email Update and it will be winging its way to all LymSoc members soon.

The Email Update can also seen here. LymSoc Email Update – November 2020

Shop Local – Save Jobs

https://www.lymington.com/business-dir

The Lymington Society has launched an “I Love Lymington – Shop Local -Save Jobs” campaign to persuade local people to support retailers and businesses and reboot the local economy after the 3-month lockdown. This initiative is supported by the Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and we very much welcome their support.

The Shop Local – Save Jobs campaign will involve banners in the town and on the approaches to town, as well as posters and flyers being in shops and community facilities. Local people and retailers are invited to download the poster and display it in your shop windows to show support for this important initiative.

Contact Chamber of Commerce Members. In order to contact a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry to enquire about a service they can offer, please click on this link:https://www.lymington.biz/member_list/

Lymington.com Business Directory. The Lymington.com website has a fantastic Directory of businesses in the Lymington area which can be searched by clicking on this link: https://www.lymington.com/business-dir

The Shop Local – Save Jobs banner is also available for download here

Another COVID milestone

Today was supposed to be the Lymington Society’s summer garden party. It’s one more event cancelled due to our need to protect ourselves from this insidious disease. The one compensation is that the weather is not exactly favourable! This really is a cloud with a silver lining, or possible vice versa. We’re in lockdown but not shutdown. The committee has been meeting virtually, and members will shortly be receiving a newsletter to keep you up to date with the Society’s activities behind the scenes.

AGM POSTPONED

Lymington Society members and invited guests

I’m sorry to have to tell you about the postponement of the Society’s AGM, which was to be held on the 24th of March.

We have reached a point in the coronavirus pandemic where it is clear that infection is now going to be prevalent in the community, and is going to be particularly dangerous for older people.

Older people make up a significant number of our membership and whether or not the government prohibit gatherings of this type, which some governments already have, it would be imprudent of the Society to arrange a function where there was a risk that any of our members or guests could become infected.

I am sure that none of you will be surprised that the committee has decided to postpone the meeting until we see how things develop in the future and to reschedule the meeting at an appropriate stage when the country has received the “all clear”.

We will advise you on social events in the light of current circumstances but currently none of the social events can be relied on to go ahead without further confirmation from the Society.

We are really sorry to have to postpone our program but the other parts of the Society’s work of making representation on planning matters and any other issues still continue.

Clive Sutton, Chairman

Friends of Sir Harry Talk: The Man, the Myth and the Monument

On Friday March 13th at the Community Centre there will be a talk from eminent local historian Barry Jolly about Sir Harry Burrard Neale.

His research has uncovered fascinating insights into the motives behind the building of the monument. Friends of Sir Harry and members of the public are invited to attend.

Tickets are available from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-real-sir-harry-the-man-the-myth-and-the-monument-tickets-95010309393

Next Social Event: St Barbe Private Viewing

Gardiner

On Tuesday February 4th we have a private viewing at the St Barbe museum and art gallery of the new exhibition “South by Southwest Landscapes” by Jeremy Gardiner.

The Private View will be conducted by exhibition curator, Steve Marshall who is well known to LymSoc members and who never fails to bring exhibitions to life, with his deep knowledge of artists and the art scene in the UK.

As usual, there will be a Drinks Reception from 6:00 pm with the Private View starting at about 6:30 pm. Tickets are available on the door. Cost £5.00  – to include Refreshments.

Dan Snow Talk a Great Success

On Friday the Lymington Society and the Friends of Sir Harry jointly presented a talk from Dan Snow about the British Navy in the 18th Century, and Sir Harry Burrard Neale’s place in it.

We’ve never had a sell-out for a social meeting before, and apologies to those members who were unable to attend. We packed the Fuller-McClellan Hall to its fire safety limit.

The talk itself was a fantastic hour of largely impromptu information and entertainment, full of fascinating insights into the importance of the Navy in 18th Century Britain. It was an incredibly expensive undertaking, but it fuelled the industrial revolution, with its demand for high quality steel, and the latest in machinery, and it enabled the expansion of the empire.

Many thanks to Dan for this tremendous talk