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 - January 2019


Hello everyone; I wish you a happy new year.

 

I’d like to start this piece by thanking all who participated in the December ‘Christmas Crackers’ meeting: Stella and Rachael who organised the event, all the entertainers, everyone who brought food for the buffet and all who helped with setting up, serving and clearing up.  It was great to see so many members involved.  Thank you very much.


I’m pleased to see that an Astronomy group is launching, and I wish it every success – see the details in the newsletter - do you by chance have an unused telescope in your loft that could be used by the group?   And remember we now have recent new groups for Writing for Pleasure and Walking without Stiles which are happy to take additional members.


It’s now time for the committee to organise the upcoming membership renewals programme.  We are looking for some volunteer posties to help with distribution of renewal letters.  See the notice in the newsletter and let Sue Russell know if you can help.  

At the AGM in May, Sue will be standing down from her role as Membership Secretary.  We are fortunate to have a replacement volunteer in Janet Fanko who has been co-opted to the committee for the remainder of this year and will stand formally for election at the AGM.


Also at this stage in our year we review our finances and our forecast suggests we shall have a small surplus for this year and next.  The significant unknown factor in our assessment is the pending village development affecting our use of the village hall and next-door sports centre and when this might start to impact on us.

  

So here we are at the start of another year.  Brexit looms (or not, who knows?) and nights will soon start getting shorter.   Have you made any new-year resolutions?  Why not add “Join a new U3A group” to your list.

  

Make the most of your U3A membership in 2019.

Best wishes to you all


Peter Russell       chairman /at/ greatglenu3a.co.uk   01572 822 198



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