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GANC Chairman’s report

Chairman Stan Royden:

REPORT FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF GANC (Gustaf Adolf Nordic Congregation, in case you were wondering) 

After a refreshing break in August, it’s full steam ahead once more. We have already had our harvest festival, a wedding blessing, a confirmation and a baptism and by the time you read this, we will have visited our friends at the German Church for the Reformation service. Now we look forward to Lucia, which will be celebrated in traditional fashion and before you know it, Christmas will be over and we will be celebrating “julgransplundring” in January with the help, once again, of Kristina from the Swedish Church in London.
One final point: Michael Persson is leaving the Swedish Church in London after nearly 10 years. He has been a good friend to us and we will miss him. We wish him well in his new post in Stockholm and hope that he and Camilla will have occasion to visit us again sometime. Don’t forget that you can “donate” flowers for the altar in memory of a loved one; Mette will make sure that they will look lovely in the sanctuary.

God Bless

 

 

 

LiNC Chairman’s report

LiNC Chairman, Roger Metcalf:

 

The LiNC Charity Company has yet again had a successful year in that it is in a good financial position, whilst maintaining and developing the objects of the Charity. This position is mainly due to the contribution of the very few people who regularly take an immensely active part in arranging and looking after all the events in the building.

Like last year, all social, religious and cultural activities have been carried out as normal. All this work is being carried out by a very small group of devoted people, mainly members of the Board and a few other volunteers, all of whom I thank enormously. However, I must tell you now, that if you, the members of the LiNC Charity company want this level of activity to continue, then we must, please, have more people volunteering to help at events. The current level of financial success and level of monetary security is directly related to the events that are carried out. It is not just a matter of attending events, we need you to volunteer to help-out at events, or finding new members to join us who can take part in the organisation of events, if we are to continue to succeed into the future.

The main activity regarding the building was the creation of the two new toilets in the old sauna area. We have obtained a new building inspection and this report has now been received and the verdict is that building is in reasonable condition, although several items need attention: the cracking around the church walls and water ingress through the leaded lights.

The project of installation of a lift is still in our objectives for the future but this continues to take some time and is subject to negotiations, because of the Grade II*status and the cost involved. Having received the building survey, we need to investigate the cracking in the high levels of the church walls and the condition of the leaded lights. This will be a future project, because of the difficulty and projected very high cost.

We have had a survey of the condition of the spire because of it being a wooden construction and, because as far as we know it has never been professionally inspected before, this is at the top of our project work for this year.

 

Subscription form for Gustaf Adolf Nordic Congregation

PLEASE PRINT OUT AND SEND WITH A CHECK TO 138 Park Lane, Liverpool L1 8HG

2017  Subscription form for membership of the Gustaf Adolf Nordic CongregationCompany 

at Gustaf Adolf Church, Liverpool

 Company registration in England and Wales 7034654

As a member you have the right to vote at the congregation’s AGM and elect the church council members/directors. This board decides on the activities and expenditures of the parish.

It has been decided that we should recommend a congregational membership fee of £25 per annum for each individual and you must be over 18 years of age. We are aware that you might not be able to pay as much but we do appreciate whatever you can contribute to the congregation.

1st person in the household  —-Capitals, please: 

I ………………………………………………………………….. wish to make a donation of £………..for 12 months.

OR:  I wish to make  a standing order for  £…………/  month/year. Please contact Harriet Busby for this.      I wish to be a member……   or a sponsor…….. (tick appropriately)

Signature: ………………………………………………………………………………………….Date…………………..

Address…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Phone…………………………….Email…………………………………………………………………………………………

IMPORTANT!    By giving us your email address you agree that we can contact you in this way.

2nd person in the household:  —-Capitals, please:

I  ……………………………………………………………………wish to make a donation of £…………..for 12 month.

OR: I wish to make a standing order for £…………/  month/year. Please contact Harriet Busby for this.

I wish to be a member……   or a sponsor…….. (tick appropriately)

 Signature: ……………………………………………………………………………………………..Date………………….

Address…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Phone…………………………….Email…………………………………………………………………………………………

IMPORTANT!  By giving us your email address you agree that we will contact you in this way.

Make cheques payable to Gustaf Adolf Nordic Congregation.     Send this form to 138 Park Lane, Liverpool, L1 8HG.  I am/we are willing to volunteer and can help in these areas:

 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Charity Gift Aid Declaration – In order to Gift Aid your donation you must tick the circle below:

 Ο    I want to Gift Aid my donation of £________and any donations I make in the future or have made in the past 4 years, to Gustaf Adolf Nordic Congregation Company.  I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference.

Title ______ First name or initial(s) ______________ Surname ________________________________________

Full Home address _________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________ Postcode ______________ Date_____________

Please notify the charity if you want to cancel this declaration; change your name or home address;  no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains. If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.

 

Subscription form for LiNC Charity Company 2016

PLEASE PRINT OUT AND SEND FORM AND CHECK TO LINC.

LiNC Charity Company Ltd   (Registration in England 8351592   Charity registration 1152041)

 

2017   Subscription form to renew or apply for membership

By becoming a paying member you have a right to vote in elections of Directors at a general meeting and vote for any resolutions put forward by the directors. A third of the directors are elected or re-elected each year. You will get copies of the financial accounts and the Chairman’s report.  We  ask you to pay £25 for each person in the household per year, this to reflect the costs of running and maintaining the building along with the costs of all activities.

Make cheques payable to LiNC Company Ltd

(Send this form to 138 Park Lane,  Liverpool, L1 8HG

 I, …………………………………………………………………………………………….(capitals, please)

wish to make a donation of £………..for 12 months’ subscription.

OR:  I wish to make a bank standing order for £…………/ month/year. Please contact Harriet Busby.

I will tell you when I no longer wish to be a member. I agree that I will not be considered a member when the renewal date is overdue by 3 months.          Date……………………….                                              

Address.……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Email address……………………………………………………………………….Phone……………………………

Please tick here………. if you agree that we communicate with you in the future by email.

We will save on a lot of postal costs and administrative work!

Signature: ………………………………………………………………………………………….Date…………………….

 

I, ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..(capitals, please)

wish to make a donation of £………..for 12 months’ subscription.

OR:  I wish to make a bank standing order for £…………/ month/year. Please contact Harriet Busby.

I will tell you when I no longer wish to be a member. I agree that I will not be considered a member when the renewal date is overdue by 3 months.              Date……………………….                                         

 Address.…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

Email  address…………………………………………………………………..   Phone……………………………

Please tick here………. if you agree that we communicate with you in the future by email.

We will save on a lot of postal costs and administrative work!

Signature: ………………………………………………………………………………………….Date…………………….

Charity Gift Aid Declaration – In order to Gift Aid your donation you must tick the circle below:

Ο     I want to Gift Aid my donation of £________and any donations I make in the future or have made in the past 4 years, to  Liverpool international Nordic Community Company. I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my

responsibility to pay any difference.

 

Title ______ First name or initial(s) ___________________ Surname _________________________________

Full Home address ______________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________ Postcode _________ Date_____________ Please notify the charity if you want to cancel this declaration; change your name or home address;  no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains. If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.