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 - October 2017


Hello everyone.

As you may know, our U3A club was founded by Mary Lawson, who was an active member of the Methodist church and it was she who established the long running relationship we still have in making use of the hall and Ruth Warner room for our group meetings.  On 23rd September I was able to represent Great Glen U3A at the Chapel re-dedication service following the completion of the work that has been ongoing during the summer.  The improvements in appearance and seating comfort are considerable on the ground floor and you no longer need rock-climbing skills to reach the upper floor.  I’m sure the changes will be very much appreciated by the congregation which includes some of our members.   Looking at it quite parochially, it is very reassuring for our U3A that there is sufficient confidence in the future of the church to merit such an investment.  I would like to think that this means that we can also look forward to having a home for our groups for quite some time.

Looking at what’s new for us, we have a Learn Something New session on Decoupage on 11th October, and on 19th there is a special session for all members who want to try out Carpet Bowls – see details in this newsletter.  Looking forward to January there will be a four week Learn Something New programme of Tai Chi on Tuesday afternoons – again, see below for details.

Now then, might you interested be in helping to run our U3A?  At the AGM in May 2018 we shall be losing two long-standing committee members and need active members to replace them.  I shall be sending out a separate email on this subject to ask for nominations.  You will recognise it by the subject which will be: “GGU3A: Seeking Committee Members”.  

And of course, I’m still looking for volunteers for party pieces to kick off the monthly meetings.  It can be travel tales, a musical item, a personal story, a favourite poem, or short films or photographs of an outing or event.  Please get in touch with me to arrange it.  I’ve been very pleased with the response so far but of course this is a never-ending request, so please have a go.

Peter Russell                                       271 0889








Peter Russell     271 0889


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