Callander & West Perthshire

Welcome to Callander & W. Perthshire u3a

u3a is for anyone who is no longer in full-time work and there is no age limit. There are over 1,000 u3a branches throughout the UK, organised in twelve regional or national "networks". Here, in the Callander & West Perthshire Branch, we are part of the network for Scotland. Both the individual branches and the networks run local learning groups, organised by their own members for the benefit of all other members. Most groups meet in person at a convenient, local venue, whilst others function online through facilities such as Zoom. There is an annual subscription (currently set at just £10) that supports our administrative needs and provides facilities such as this website.

If you would like to join our branch of u3a, please click on this MEMBERSHIP link.

Within our own branch, we run up to thirty groups on a variety of topics, using the skills and experiences of our own members to encourage continued learning for everyone. For full details, see our page for GROUPS.

Greetings from our new"Chair"

I am delighted to welcome you to the 2023-2024 session of our Callander & West Perthshire u3a as your new chairperson. It was very pleasing to see so many people at the Annual General Meeting and enrolment afternoon on 24th August. There must have been nearly one hundred people there - about a third of our membership - with faces, both old and new, all wanting to sign up to our groups. At last, we seem to be returning to a pre-Covid "normal" which, I am sure, is good for all of us.

There is lots of news to pass on. Please see our pages for NEWS and EVENTS.

We have regular committee meetings around every six weeks and, if you have something you wish to bring to the committee for inclusion on the agenda, please contact our Secretary, Joy Henderson, by clicking on the pigeon in the right-hand column and completing the web form on the page that appears.

We are always looking for new committee members so, if any of you would enjoy working to help improve and promote our branch of u3a, please contact Joy. You will be most welcome to join us!

Enjoy your u3a!

Marilyn Moore, Chair, Callander & West Perthshire u3a, January 2024