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News from Equity North and West Yorkshire Variety Branch - May 2011

17 May 2011


Thank you to Jackie

We are sorry to report that our longstanding Branch Secretary Jackie Provis has become to too ill to continue. We wish to thank Jackie for all she has done for Equity over the years and send Jackie and her family our sympathy and good wishes. Assistant Secretary Barry Morrow will deputise until the AGM.

Update: we are sorry to report that Jackie Provis died on Saturday 21 May. Our sympathy goes out to all her family and friends. A fuller appreciation of Jackie will be included in the next Branch Newsletter.


Annual General Meeting

Equity North and West Yorkshire Variety Branch AGM will take place on:

Monday 20 June


at The Fiddlers Three

Pasture Lane




Bus 636 or 637 from Stand J Bradford Interchange to junction of Clayton Road and Pasture Lane.

As well as receiving the Annual Report and Accounts, the Annual General Meeting will be the opportunity for members to elect our Branch Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Public Relations Officer (P.R.O.), Branch Webmaster and Committee members for the next year. We will also need to appoint 2 Auditors who are not Officers or Committee members.

We need Branch members to come forward and hope the AGM will be able to elect a full complement of officers and committee members to take your Equity Branch forward.


Invigorating your Union Branch

For North and West Yorkshire Variety Branch meetings to be able to make policy decisions, we need ten members to turn up! Despite our branch having some 380 members and that our meetings are now only held on average once every two months, most meetings have not attracted 10 members.

At our AGM, we will be discussing what we can do to invigorate our Union Branch and we need to hear your ideas and contributions. We hope you will come to the AGM and tell us. If you won't be able to make the AGM and have ideas to contribute, please either ring our Acting Secretary Barry Morrow on 01723 378509, write to him at 4a Fulford Road, Scarborough, YO11 2SH or e-mail him on

What can your Union Branch do for you?

What can you do to help invigorate your Union Branch?


Can you spare a Raffle Prize?

Your Equity Branch has a raffle to raise money for branch funds at each meeting and we need prizes. Can you donate a prize for a future raffle? It would be a good opportunity to recycle something you no longer want for a good cause! If you can spare a prize for the raffle, please bring it to the AGM or any other branch meeting.


Future Meetings

The Branch generally meets on the third Monday of every other month. Dates for meetings after June will be decided at the AGM and a newsletter will follow with details in the summer.


Please support your Equity Branch, so that Equity can support you.

To download the May 2011 Newsletter as a Word document click here

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