Great Glen U3A 2019

Great Glen U3A

A monthly update on the events of Great Glen Branch is published in the monthly Newsletter. A copy is available to all members through email and the monthly meeting and from Great Glen library. See link below to view a copy.

Chair’s Chat - January 2020

Hello everyone

A very happy new year to you all.  Though as the horrors of weather extremes and political tensions elsewhere in the world continue to manifest themselves with violence the auspices do not look entirely favourable.  We must be grateful that locally we have had little more than squelchy lawns, muddy paws and a few extra pence on the price of petrol so far visited upon us.

I should like to thank the many members who contributed – whether as organiser, entertainer, caterer, raffle prize donator, ticket seller, mover and shifter – to our December monthly meeting, for which we had a good attendance and very positive feedback.  I found it a most enjoyable occasion which showed Great Glen U3A at its best.  Proceeds from the event totalled £196, and the Alzheimer’s Society (our chosen charity for the meeting) has been delighted to receive a cheque for that amount.  If the holder of raffle ticket 112 would care to see me at the January meeting I shall be pleased to hand over an unclaimed raffle prize.  Otherwise this item will feature in the next raffle!

I am very pleased to let you know that your Committee has given its blessing to the launch of a Shared Learning Project in response to encouragement from the Third Age Trust nationally for U3As to do this.  Our project will involve Groups and individual members working together, possibly with people outside the U3A.  Our theme is ‘Changes in Occupations in Great Glen from the mid-Nineteenth Century’, and we shall be drawing on population statistics, local businesses and service organisations, local residents, media sources and so on. The objective is to produce an attractive illustrated exhibition for display locally in time for National U3A Day on 03 June 2020.  We shall need to get our skates on.  Toni Smith has agreed to lead the project.  Please contact Toni or me if you would like to be involved, for example as researcher, provider of information or photos, writer, artist, crafter ….  The possibilities are wide-ranging.

Robert Mansfield  chairman/at/   270 8284

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Computer Group Learners and Helpers enjoying their first lesson