A message from the Chairman of TASW

The Committee would like to thank members who have shown support by renewing their membership of The Arts Society Walton for a further year. To date nearly 70% of members have renewed and we continue to receive renewals as well as some new members which, in these difficult times, is particularly good news.

We also appreciate your help in paying your subscriptions on-line and for the AGM voting. All Resolutions were passed, for which the Committee is grateful. However, we are very anxious to see more members joining the Committee to ensure that we can continue to bring you Lectures, Study events and organise Visits as soon as we are able. We do need your help! Please contact chairman@theartssocietywalton.org or a member of the Committee if you would like more information.

As far as lectures are concerned, Sue, our Programme Secretary, has booked ten events for next year and we plan to deliver these via Zoom until such time as we can meet at the venue. The Programme Card and sticky labels will be sent to you later this month.

In the meantime, we are able to confirm that our first Festive Lecture using Zoom will be held at 2pm on Thursday 10 December whenGillian Hovell will talk about “io Saturnalia – Happy Christmas the Roman Way!” Early Christians celebrated Christmas at the same time as the ancient Romans were feasting and partying for their pagan Saturnalia festival.

The Society is arranging this lecture without any charge, as a thank you to our members for their patience and understanding during these difficult times. Further details will be sent to you in due course. Laurence Shafe (ex-Chairman of TASW) and James Moore (ex-Treasurer) are assisting us with this Lecture and will be issuing Zoom guidelines nearer the time in December. We do hope you will join us.

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