Great Glen U3A 2016


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.

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Chairman’s Chat - Peter Russell - July 2017


 Hello everyone.  I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine and getting out and about as much as you can.   The long school holidays will be upon us any day now and I know many of you enjoy the extended time with young grandchildren.  It’s a great opportunity to pass on your own memories from the past and to try to catch up with all the latest apps they have on their phones.

At this quieter time for U3A can I ask Group Leaders to be sure they are notifying room cancellations to the appropriate person where necessary.

Not everything stops, though, and the next Singing for Fun session is on Wednesday 12th July (the day after the monthly meeting).  Come along and sing some sun-themed songs.

Following the renewal period, we now have an updated membership list of around 330 members.  I was interested to look at the geographical make-up of our membership.  About 140 live in Great Glen, about 80 in Oadby and the remaining 110 are from many nearby villages and Leicester itself.

Our U3A has been very fortunate in having excellent central premises at the Methodist church and elsewhere in which to hold meetings.  I’m sure that this makes it much easier for residents and non-residents of Great Glen to become members and attend groups.  And with a bit of luck, parking should be back to normal when activities are in full swing again in September.

I’m sure those of you who attended the June meeting enjoyed John Parrington’s monologue at the beginning.  And we have another volunteer to kick off the July meeting.  If any of you would like to do a similar 5-minute spot please contact me – stories, songs, travel tales, films or anything of a lighter nature to get the meeting off to a good start.  

So have a great July, and start thinking about doing something new with Great Glen U3A when the summer is waning.


Peter Russell     271 0889


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