The committee and I would like to welcome all our members to our web site and to wish you all a very happy and healthy new year. We hope we can challenge you all to try something new this year, whether it is to join an existing group or even to be instrumental in starting a new group. The success of our U3A depends upon us all participating and supporting in different ways.

We are very lucky to have Geoff Williams who does an excellent job in keeping our web site up to date and, as you will all know, it is a very useful source of information. You will find details of our meetings and all our groups, together with their meeting times and we hope that you will access it regularly.

We shall be having our next two core meetings in the Church and we shall be seeking your involvement before making the decision as to whether we move permanently into the Church. As with any decision, there will be advantages and disadvantages but I would encourage you to keep an open mind.

We are having our Annual General Meeting at our April core meeting. I would like to see as many of you as possible in attendance to hear what has been going on over the past twelve months and help us plan for the next 12 months. If you have any ideas, please talk to me or any of the committee. I understand that we are known as the “friendly U3A”. We are really keen to live up to this and you all can help with this endeavor.

In conclusion, the committee and I seek your continued support as we move into 2016 so please keep being friendly and looking after one another!!

Derek Giles and the committee Silhill U3A.


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