** IMPORTANT NOTICE **
ACTION REQUIRED BY 31 MAY 2013
PAST & PRESENT MAGAZINE
Dear Fellow Old Scholar,
At the Annual General Meeting in May 2012, the issue of magazine funding was discussed again. A short PowerPoint presentation was not shown, due to the refusal of a computer to co-operate! It was suggested that a letter should be drawn up to cover the relevant points:
· The Magazine “costs” the Association about £2500 / year. As the School subsidise the cost to us, the real cost is about £3790.
· The costs have been reduced as far as possible by writing to Members and confirming that they wish to receive a copy (just over 20% opt not to). Committee Members also spend time and money delivering some copies by hand.
· Our appeal for a voluntary contribution brings in an impressive £1600 / year: about one-quarter of the members have made at least one donation. Put another way, three-quarters of the members have not responded to the appeal (yet!).
· There is an annual shortfall of at least £900 (thanks to the generosity of the School).