Great Glen U3A 2020

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 - March 2020

Hello everyone

I have much to be thankful for.  Aging fences, mature trees and deformed rose arches have withstood the onslaught of recent storms and my drains, though full at times, have coped with the worst.  The lawn remains a-squelch but is trying to recover from the damage caused by dog and rain.  I have cut back the most urgent of the gross and collapsing overgrowth of the rose bushes.  All may yet be well.

I was pleased to learn at our last Committee meeting that membership now stands at just over 400 (a new high).  Renewals for next year are looking promising, and I hope we are going to see plenty more soon.  (Remember that if you have not renewed by the end of March your membership will be deemed to have lapsed.)

It is also very pleasing that we now have close to a full coachload booked for the visit to the House of Commons as guests of Neil O’Brien, MP, on 11 May.  We could still squeeze in a few more, though.  Anyone interested should contact me.  

We are all bombarded with advice about coronavirus.  I hope this will not affect any of our members or our activities.  However I have been asked to pass on to you the latest advice from the Third Age Trust, as follows:

** If a member has returned from one of the areas identified by the government and has any of the symptoms identified on the government website  they should not hold interest groups in their own homes, or attend interest groups or attend monthly meetings until they have followed the NHS advice provided after calling 111.

**If a member has contracted coronavirus, please let the Chairman know immediately, so that he can inform the Trust.

**The members of interest groups that any member with coronavirus has attended should all call 111 to ask for advice.

**The monthly meeting should be cancelled for that month (and possibly longer) until the spread of the virus has been assessed.

Let’s try to keep safe without panicking!  I look forward to seeing a good attendance at our monthly meeting on Tuesday 10 March, when we should have a diverting presentation about the delights of Rutland.

Robert Mansfield  chairman/at/   270 8284

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