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AGM Tuesday 31 March 2020 - CANCELLED

31 March 2020

Dear Members,

We are very sorry to let you know we have taken the decision to cancel the RSAS AGM due to take place on Tuesday the 31st March. We know people will be disappointed but we have outlined our reasons below.

New measures have been introduced by the Government to reduce the impact of the coronavirus infection. These include social distancing measures for older and vulnerable people, such as those with underlying health conditions. As some people who usually attend the AGM have underlying health conditions, we want to ensure we reduce any risk of illness.

The March Newsletter contains the Committee's Annual Report and the Annual Accounts which we hope you will find informative. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with Nicola Floyd.

Unfortunately it also means we are cancelling the RSAS Raffle with its many wonderful prizes. We are hoping the generous local businesses involved will hold them over until a more suitable time. If any money is owed for tickets already purchased please also contact Nicola Floyd and it will be refunded.

Best Wishes to you all and stay healthy.

Diana Dunn (Chair,) Julie Wright (Secretary), Nicola Floyd (Treasurer)



The 40th AGM of the Society will be held on Tuesday 31 March at 7.30 in the HIlton Metropole Hotel.

The highlight of this anniversary meeting will be a 35-minute talk by Kevin Newman:
The Hotel Metropole, yesterday and today
Kevin is the author of several books on Brighton and Hove.  He has made a special study of the Metropole Hotel over the last few years and was guest speaker at the hotel’s 125th anniversary celebrations.
Kevin’s talk will be followed by an open discussion:
The Hotel Metropole tomorrow
What would you like to see replacing the Metropole Exhibition Halls?