Minutes 11th October 2019

Minutes of the PSSTTA Committee meeting held on 11th October 2019 @ West Drive.


Present: ME-L, BL, AL, RL, DB, EW, CH.


  1. Chairman’s Welcome: ME-L welcomed all members.
  2. Apologies: PW and Mayor, Cllr Graham Walter.
  3. Minutes of last meeting: No matters arising.
  4. Correspondence: Malcolm Hanbury has sent an email enquiring about the dates of next year’s visit and to confirm that Port Talbot Cymric Male choir will be visiting SSSL/Nantes at the time of our Anniversary visit to perform. Valerie Sourisseau is making the necessary arrangements.
  5. ME-L has received confirmation of dates from Chairman Bernard which would be 7 days from 20th to 27th August 2019. Although it was felt that this was a long time it was agreed as suitable flights from Bristol to Nantes would be available on these dates.
  6. Treasurer’s Report: BL reported that we have £ £3133 in both accounts at present with more cheques for subs just received.
  7. Membership Report: DB reported that there are 16 late payers at present. A list was read out and DB asked us to contact members we might see.
  8. Social Secretary’s Report: ME-L reported that she visited The Prince of Wales Inn and booked a 2 course meal for 11th December. The cost will be £18 but we will charge £20 to include a small gift. There will be a raffle and T’winners draw. (Prizes £100, £ 50, £25). EW has prepared a draft newsletter. DB to send a Membership report for inclusion and ME-L to send a trip report.  A cheese and wine evening will be held @Newton Institute to celebrate Beaujolais day and European Languages Day.  DB will prepare a quiz and there will be a raffle. Food to be supplied by the Association and members to bring a bottle. Date to be confirmed. BL to contact Newton Institute. AL and ME-L to buy food from Costco. Business and Social evening to be organised in January, perhaps a fish and chip supper.
  9. Schools: CH now has the paperwork from MW and will be introducing herself to all Primary schools.  She is planning to meet DB to discuss what needs to be done.
  10. TT Liaison: AL has nothing to report at present. ME-L has received an email from Pencoed TT and will let us have the details.
  11. Publicity: ME-L thanked PW for his articles in The Gem and Seaside News.
  12. AOB: Next meeting to be held @ 2, Flatholm Way on Friday 8th November @ 7.00pm. RL reported that all photos are back online and can be viewed via our website.


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