Barnsley & District

New Members Link

New Members Group

We meet on the 3rd Monday each month, 6:30pm, at Priory Campus, Lundwood. S71 5PN

This group is purely for recently joined members of bu3a and was set up in July 2017.
We now also include people who maybe interested in joining and would like more information

The aims of the group are:

  • To give all new members the opportunity to be introduced and get to know each other.
  • To help understand how our u3a works.
  • To be a stepping stone between joining to becoming settled in groups of your choice.

You will be invited to attend 3 sessions.

Topics covered will be:

  • A brief history of the U3A
  • How to join groups.
  • BU3A monthly meetings.
  • The Buzz quarterly magazine.
  • Facebook (private closed group).
  • Blue boxes and the importance of signing-in register.

Eveline Mirfin

And of course, any other subject you need information on.

The group will be kept small, around 12 members each session to allow you to feel comfortable and relaxed.

Coordinator: Eveline Mirfin (click picture to enlarge)

New members at February’s meeting
Keeping you informed:
Our meeting on the 19th February (2018]
The group is progressing really well,13 new members and 1 prospective new member attended.
New members at February’s meeting
It was reported back to us from one of these members that they found the group to be friendly and Informative, and they were really pleased that they had made the effort to attend

Fortunately the snow subsided and our planned March 19th meeting was able to go ahead
9 new members and 3 prospective new members atended
The March meeting
It was an enjoyable evening and the 3 prospective new members all joined
Barnsley U3A now has 1060 Members

April 16th was our next new members meeting:
Getting settled into our u3a
Molly and I really enjoyed meeting the new members, they also enjoyed meeting each other!!
Although several of the members were a little apprehensive about coming along on their own, at the end of the night they said how welcomed they’d felt and were really pleased they’d made the effort to attend
Our April group

The meeting on May 21st was fun. 8 new members attended and there were no prospective new members this time
They were all happy to have their photo taken for our web page, so here it:

More happy faces
If you are a prospective new member and would like to contact me for more information you are welcome to either phone me on:
Mobile: 07771638774 or alternatively by email evelinemirfin@hotmail.com

Here’s the lovely new members who attended our June meeting
Our June Meeting [197050,1]

September 2018
We had another interesting and enjoyable evening at our September (2018) meeting
16 people attended and the 4 prospective new members all joined
Molly and I are very encouraged by the feedback we’ve received, with comments like:
Lovely to meet other new members
I now know what to do to join groups
The meeting was very informative and good fun
September 2018

Our meeting on October 15th was a little extra special because the Mayor of Barnsley, Mr Steve Green, came along to find out about our u3a!, we were all very excited 😆
13 members attended, and as usual we spent an enjoyable evening getting to know each other

Our meeting in October 2018

Our meeting on November 19th was fun!
10 new members attended, plus 2 prospective new members (who are both joining us)
In fact we were all so engrossed going through the groups that members were interested in that we were totally taken by surprise when we realised that it was 8:15pm! and time to leave....... So regretfully no group photo this time....
We will not be meeting in December as it’s to near Christmas and everyone will undoubtably be busy
So our next meeting will be Monday 21st. January at Priory Campus
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if I can be of any help before then

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL FROM BOTH MOLLY AND MYSELF. xx

Page last reviewed 13/08/2018 by Eveline Mirfin

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