Recent news from the Chair

A note from the Chair April 2018 Newsletter

It may seem, given the recent horrible weather, that May is a long time off, but in terms of organisation it is very close.  Our Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 15th May; before the meeting takes place, all members have to be notified so that we have sufficient numbers of people attending. If we don't get enough people, then the meeting can't take place. 

Also, we need nominations for Committee roles; the Membership Secretary will be standing down, as will the Publicity Officer and our Assistant Secretary.  These roles, together with those of the two Vice Chairs, need to be filled otherwise our U3A may cease to exist.  If you can help, have a word with a member of the Committee or look on the website for descriptions of the roles available.  Hoping to see you at the AGM if not before.

Best regards, Viv

A Message from the Chair - March 2018

Hello all you lovely U3A people, Up Holland U3A has been invited to join the Lancashire and Merseyside Network Group. Although relatively new, the group is enthusiastic and keen to link up with other U3As in the area. The first event proposed is a quiz on Thursday, April 12th in the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool. More details in the body of the newsletter. They are also trying to organise a Craft Day later in the year.

Those of you who were at the Coffee morning meeting this month will have experienced our new room layout and some of you will have had the chance to put forward your views and any suggestions for change. There are a number of reasons for the changes we are trying to make, among them accessibility both for people with disabilities and those trying to speak to Group Leaders. If you have further suggestions to improve the layout in the hall, let us know.

Keep on living, laughing and learning.                       Viv Newman, Chair

January 2018 leader

Greetings from the Chair

Here we are, almost at the end of another year that has disappeared so quickly. Membership of our U3A has increased again this year and it looks as though, very soon, we will have some new interest groups. Watch this space. We're also still looking for new committee members. If you think you might be interested, speak to a current committee member or have a look at the U3A website where you'll find details of what the roles entail.

As with each successive year there will be changes, the first of which will be a new layout for the Coffee Morning. No doubt your group leaders will have mentioned that changes are needed and we will be trialling the first one in January. Let us know what you think.

I hope you all enjoy the festive season in whichever way suits you best and look forward to another interesting and exciting year of living, laughing and learning. I'll leave you with this thought by writer Neil Gaiman;

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something.

With very best wishes for 2018. Viv Newman (Chair)