Bedale & District

Chairman's Newsletter Sep 21

September 7th 2021

Dear Friends and Fellow Members,

So this is it! Venturing into normality again!

A WELCOMING MEETING
for all has been organised by the committee at Chantry Hall on
WEDNESDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER FROM 10 A.M. TO 12 NOON.

This will be the first time that our u3a has been able to hold a face to face gathering of members at the hall since February 2020. Are you ready to get going again?

I can assure you that every precaution will be taken to protecting you against any unwelcome bugs. If, like me, you are double jabbed then you should be happy enough to mingle with each other at whatever safe distance you prefer. Please feel free to come wearing a face mask or carrying protective gel for your hands. It is up to you to decide what to do or whether you know you are confident enough to join us.

Doors open at 10 o’clock. There will be NO ENTRANCE FEE. (The pound coin can remain in your pocket till next month). Cups of tea/ coffee will be provided plus a wrapped biscuit. You will have the chance to move around to tables or chairs meeting and greeting and looking at informational displays.

There will be NO PRE-BOOKED SPEAKER.

During our time together the present Committee will be formally introduced to you. An urgent request will be also made for volunteers to step forward to fill the vacant positions of TREASURER and two COMMITTEE members.
Short explanations will follow about the use of BEACON, the updated Bedale & District u3a WEBSITE and the new INFORMATION SHEET. Group Leaders present on the day will have the opportunity to talk about their activities.

THEN IT IS OVER TO YOU
Please come and offer your help and suggestions for, perhaps, reviving ‘dormant’ groups or starting new interest groups. These can cover whatever topics or activities you desire, always remembering that groups are run by members, for the members. Between us we must have wide and varied experiences and knowledge which we would willingly share. I sincerely hope that before very long every Bedale u3a member will be relaxing, Learning together, Laughing for the joy of being together and Living their life to its full extent.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Joyce McKay Chairman