We are moving
Changes to meeting venues and times
During lockdown your committee has been meeting and discussing the options for the way ahead for the Walsall National Trust Association. You may remember that earlier this year we asked for your suggestions about the way ahead and these were considered during our discussions. This is what your committee has decided:
The membership year will change to run from October to September and that membership fees will not be due until 1st September 2022. The AGM will be held at the first evening meeting in October 2021 and in September in subsequent years.
Meetings will resume in September/October 2021 but with a change of venue and day. The afternoon meeting will take place on the fourth Thursday of the month, starting at 2.15pm in the Aldridge Community Centre, WS9 8AN. The meeting should end about 3.15pm and tea/coffee will be available after the meeting to give you an opportunity to discuss the lecture or just have a chat with friends. Parking facilities are available at the centre.
The first afternoon meeting will be held on 23rd September 2021.
The evening meeting will take place on the second Wednesday of the month, starting at 7pm in the Aldridge Parish Church Rooms, The Green, Aldridge, WS9 8NH. It will run to the normal format; announcements, speaker 1st half, refreshment break and raffle, speaker 2nd half. The meeting should end by 9pm. There are adequate parking facilities available and no outside stairs to climb!
The first evening meeting will be held on 13th October 2021.
The 36th Annual General Meeting of Walsall National Trust Association is to take place at our evening meeting on 13 October 2021 in the Church Rooms in Aldridge, beginning at 7.00pm. The agenda is available to download here: Agenda
WNTA Summary of Accounts: Year to 31st August 2020
|Less Expenditure on meetings, newsletters and administration||2726|
|Income from fund raising activities|
|Net surplus for the year||2888|
|Donations to National Trust||750|
|Surplus/deficit for the year||2138|
|Accumulated Surplus brought forward||8998|
|Total Surplus carried forward||11136|
You will see that we only made donations to the National Trust of £750 , but it was felt prudent for us to hold a larger balance than usual for the time being.
Many thanks to Roger Turner for examining the Accounts.
That welcome time has come when many people feel cautiously able to get out again with friends. We have decided that the walks programme will start again in September 2021 and we hope that members will welcome and support this initiative.
Walks will be about 5 miles in length but no arrangements for meals afterwards will be made, this is because large group bookings may remain difficult to make, however, individuals may make their own arrangements. For more information look at our Walks page. Christine Adamson
No outings or entertainments have been organised for the remainder of this year and these will, hopefully, resume in summer next year.
Dates of meetings (to March 2022)
|No September 2021 evening meeting||Thursday 23 September 2021|
|Wednesday 13 October 2021||Thursday 28 October 2021|
|Wednesday 10 November 2021||Thursday 25 November 2021|
|Wednesday 08 December 2021||No December 2021 afternoon meeting|
|Wednesday 12 January 2022||Thursday 27 January 2022|
|Wednesday 09 February 2022||Thursday 24 February 2022|
|Wednesday 09 March 2022||Thursday 24 March 2022|
- We spend our time with people who become friends.
- We have afternoon and evening talks from a variety of amazing speakers.
- We meet for walks, holidays, theatre visits and social events.
- We arrange coach and car outings to memorable places.
- You do not need to be a member of the National Trust to join this association
Devon Holiday 2022 (Now fully booked)
The Gardens, Houses & Delights of Devon.
5 days departing 26 June 2022.
National Trust gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel. Click on the link for details.
We almost completed our lecture programme before the pandemic. There were some outstanding lectures. Read the reviews on our Lecture Reviews page. (Click on the image below)