Notice of AGM 2017

The HUG Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 2 March 2017 at the start of the Thursday practice session.  Papers for the meeting will follow shortly by as a reminder the HUG constitution as amended 2014 (please note paragraph numbering has gone awry) can be viewed by clicking the above link (this does not include any amendments made to the constitution at the 2016 AGM).

Please note that any amendments to the constitution need to be submitted in writing to the secretary 21 days prior to the AGM, that is by Thursday 9 February 2017.

Poole Coach Trip

A 50 seater coach has provisionally been booked for our outing to Poole on Saturday 17 June 2017 and the booking will need to be confirmed within the next week.

At last week’s HUG, 24 seats were booked…so half way there. If you were not at HUG last week and would like to come on the outing, please use the Contact Us form to request the number of seats you would like to book. In the event of being over-subscribed, seats will be confirmed in the order they were requested.

Social Events 2017

HUG is arranging another coach trip to Poole in the summer and will need likely numbers to confirm the coach booking. The outing would be on Saturday, 17 June.2017.  The coach would pick up from Fawley, Dibden Purlieu & Hythe (times to be confirmed), We would do as before, with everyone pottering around Poole then meeting up for an evening pub meal (venue/meals/prices to be confirmed) before setting off about 7.30 pm to return home. The cost of each coach seat would be about £13 (to be confirmed).

The coach company is already getting booked up for private hires in the summer, so we need to confirm our booking as soon as possible. On the subs table at tonight’s HUG   (2 February 2017), there will be a list for you to add name and number of seats that you wish to reserve…nothing else is needed at this stage.

Another date for your diary: this year’s HUG Christmas Dinner is booked at The Boathouse for Friday, 8 December 2017,

Gig List 2017 updated

The list of events being attended by attended by Hythe Ukulele Group (HUG) in 2017 has been updated, click Gigs on the menu bar to view, or click HERE.

HUG is an amateur ukulele band that plays at charitable functions or for a donation to the group’s charity of the year.  If you would like to book HUG to play at your event, you can make a request by completing the form at Contact Us on the menu bar, or by clicking HERE.

New Forest Ukulele Festival

NFUF (New Forest Ukulele Festival ) will be held on 20 May 2017.
Doors open at 11.30 am and performance times will be 2.00 to 3.30 pm
and 4.00 to 5.00 pm.  With an open session from 6.00 to 8.00 pm.

There will be food available for purchase plus tea and coffee and a bar.  The organisers are planning to produce an event songbook so that all can join in and play together with overhead screens. Performance times may change depending on the number of groups or clubs that would like to play. Entrance is £5 per head for players or spectators. There will also be a raffle and workshop.

A website and Facebook page should be up and running soon so that you can keep up to date with the programme for the event.

Charity of the Year for 2017

It has been proposed that HUG supports only ONE local charity this year. This would enable a much larger money donation to be presented to that organisation.  So, how do we choose the Charity of the Year?

Firstly, Hug members are invited to nominate any local charity.  They will then need to submit a short written description of the organisation:- including the work that it undertakes, its aims, what the donation would be used for and any other information that would assist the decision making process. These should go to Kaj for circulation to HUG members.. The closing date for nominations will be 28 February 2017.

If sufficient money is available at the end of the year, a second charity may be considered for a smaller donation.

The decision to choose the Charity of the Year will be taken at the HUG A.G.M. by vote of those Members present.