To all Silhill U3A members

Most of you will know that I have been installed as your new chairman for the next two years, following the last AGM. I am happy to take on this role and to have the opportunity to build on the excellent work carried out by Alison Hutton and the committee since the setting up of Silhill U3A two and a half years ago.

I am looking forward to developing our U3A to make it one of the best around. One of the most important things in any group is to offer a warm welcome to all. Following the AGM, there will be new members at our core meetings and so that you can recognise them and welcome them, they will be given BLUE badges. We all find it difficult at times to talk to someone we don’t know but please have a word with newcomers and help them feel at home.

I hope that the interest group interviews at the AGM were helpful in learning about what goes on and also seeing those who are fronting the groups – putting faces to names. We want to build on these groups over the next twelve months. If you have any ideas for new interest groups, please let me know.

In conclusion I want to thank all of you who run groups, help at our core meetings and do work behind the scenes to make our U3A such a success and I look forward to your continued support.

Well done to all of you

Derek Giles

Email Chairman