HSA lifts off for another year

Our outgoing treasurer gets ready to head skywards...

Our outgoing co-treasurer gets ready to head skywards…

The HSA’s Annual General Meeting is this Thursday, 2nd October, straight after school in Andromeda class.

Please come. There’s childcare provided in Cygnus and refreshments to keep you buzzing as we discuss what worked best last year and what lies in the year ahead. Mr Scarborough will be there to give the school’s perspective.

This year, we need a new treasurer/treasurers and new trainee chair/co-chair, and we’re also looking for people who’d be willing to lead on individual events – most urgently, the Winter Wonderland. Any role can also be shared by two people: it’s often more fun with a friend! Please consider whether you might be ready to take a turn.

Franky and Sarah, our outgoing co-treasurers, describe their role as follows:

“We have been treasurers of the HSA accounts for four years. We have seen the annual income increase from a few hundred pounds to many thousands per year. It is an exciting and highly involved ‘job’ that requires attention to detail, organization and being involved in all the HSA activities. The role is an excellent addition to a CV as it covers so many financial and administrative tasks.

Between HSA events the treasury role is quiet. However, during busy times such as Summer Fair and Winter Wonderland, all financially-related activities are your responsibility. These are likely to include: paying all invoices, arranging floats, getting a TENS (gambling) licence, reimbursing individuals, counting all funds and banking money. Additional administrative tasks include dealing with the charity commission, BTmydonate and gift aid.

We also produce a monthly account for the HSA Committee, and an annual report for the HSA AGM that is externally audited. These allow us to see where we are with funds and where the HSA can have fun spending what it has earned!

We have thoroughly enjoyed the role of treasurers but feel it is time to hand over to fresh eyes.”