In addition to the routine matters dealt with by your Committee, e.g.. programme of events, planning applications, grants etc., from time to time items arise of special interest to members, and in future these will be collated in a regular "Members' Update" in the Journal.
In some cases the items discussed will involve a change to previous arrangements, and if any member has a view on such a change, either for or against, their comments would be very much appreciated. (Please contact the Secretary, or any member of the Committee).
1. Tickets for events: For a number of years tickets have been sold in advance for lectures, the New Year Recital, and the Christmas Party, and in addition payment at the door has been accepted.
The cost of printing the tickets last year was in excess of £100, and over the year approximately 50% of those attending events were admitted by ticket, and 50% paid at the door.
It has therefore been decided, for a trial period, to discontinue selling tickets, and all admissions will be by payment at the door:
Details of all the events for the year are printed in the Membership/Programme Card, and in addition a number of posters are displayed throughout the area 7/14 days before a particular event.
If the trial is successful, and attendances are unaffected, it is envisaged that future events will be arranged on this basis, and this will help to avoid any increase in admission charges.
2. Bank Accounts: During the past year the Trust has transferred its main accounts from National Westminster to the Skipton Building Society.
The reason for this was that the National Westminster charges had increased significantly during the previous two years, whereas the Building Society continues to offer 'free banking' on a credit balance.
An account has been maintained at National West-
minster for the benefit of those members paying subscriptions by Banker's Order or Direct Debit.
3. Distributors: Most local members are aware of the invaluable work which their 'distributor' does in keeping them informed of events, collecting subscriptions, and delivering a copy of the Journal. However from time to time members move home, and the following list indicates all the present 'distributors' and the areas which they cover.
Settle Station Road — Miss H. Metcalfe
4. Donations: A donation of £500 to the Historic Churches Fund has recently been received from Miss S Green of Heathfield, Sussex. The Trust is most grateful for this donation.
5. Grants: The following grants have been made by the Trust since the last AGM:
Thornton-in-Lonsdale £100 towards essential Church maintenance work.
Settle Town Council £50 towards the cost of a survey to improve the paving in Bishopdale Court.
Market Place, Settle.