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.

Chairman’s Chat - October 2018

Hello everyone.  

On 29th September I went along to the Grammar School to the Leicestershire History Exhibition.  As you might know, at this event our U3A had a stand which comprised records of all Great Glen soldiers serving in WW1.  This has been compiled by our family history group, mainly Toni Smith and Liz Adams, and they were staffing the stand along with Bill Maxted.  The display on our stand was first class and one of the best presented stands at the event.  Well done.

And on an entirely different aspect of GGU3A, can I say thank you to those members who maintain supplies of tea and coffee at the Methodist Hall, the Village Hall and the Sports Centre.  We all turn up to our groups expecting items to be available but like everything in U3A, it all relies on volunteers to keep things going.

I’m pleased to see that the proposed Writers Group is getting started this month.  See the details in this newsletter- there is room for additional members so get along there with your creative talents.  And the Learn Something New one-off session on Astronomy is now scheduled - again, see later in this newsletter.  If you like musicals then the Singing for Fun session has lots of familiar tunes on the programme at the end of the month.

We are still seeking a Newsletter Editor – please consider what you can do to help run our U3A.  Also see the later item regarding the Chairman vacancy.


Now keep your eyes and ears open for news about tickets for the December monthly meeting.  We’re trying a new format this year which we’re calling ‘Christmas Crackers!’ because it’s near to Christmas and we’re … oh no … perhaps not.  

But above all make the most of your U3A membership and enjoy the company it brings.  Best wishes to you all.

Peter Russell   01572 822 198

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