Great Glen U3A 2016
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.
Chairman’s Chat -
As many of you know, work has begun on the repairs to the Methodist hall and by the time of our March monthly meeting they should be finished. I’m pleased to say that we are able to resume normal group meetings from Monday 12th March.
It’s a fairly common occurrence nowadays to hear on the radio or read in the press about the need for retired people to keep mentally and physically active but lamenting the lack of facilities for this. Sometimes I’m inclined to shout back “what about U3A!” Obviously, U3A is not the only organisation available, but I think we are unique in that each U3A organises itself for the benefit and capabilities of its own members and is run entirely by its members through its group leaders and committee and other volunteers. Of course this does mean that our U3A is dependent on all of us to supply ideas, to participate in groups and to get involved in organising everything that goes on. Just attending a group helps keep it going for everyone’s benefit. Almost all of our groups are open to receive additional members, so do try something new this month.
We are now well into our membership renewals period. Everyone should have received renewal forms. If you have not received yours then please contact the membership secretary or myself.
If you’d like to have a go at the introductory slot at the monthly meeting then I would be pleased to hear from you. I thought that last month’s contribution about beekeeping by John Hadland was very interesting. Maybe you have a hobby that you could talk about for a few minutes. It might inspire others to join in. Before you know it, you might have a new group.
This time next month, we shall be into spring. Let us all look forward to getting out and about a bit more. A happy Easter to you all.
Peter Russell 271 0889
Computer Group Learners and Helpers enjoying their first lesson