Welcome to Cannock Chase U3A
Welcome to the website for Cannock Chase U3A, for members from the towns of Cannock, Rugeley and nearby villages surrounding Cannock Chase. The Chase is an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) in South Staffordshire. Our base is in one of these villages, Slitting Mill, where most of our meetings are held in the village hall, Victory Hall (postcode is WS15 2UW), although some might be held at Cannock or Rugeley Fire Stations, or alternative venues.
We have monthly meetings with speakers, and a chance to chat over refreshments. A PA system is in use at these meetings to ensure that speakers are audible to all. Click here to see our latest Presentation. We also have social events, such as our Autumn Tea Party, Christmas Lunch, Christmas Party, and others from time to time throughout the year.
Occasionally there are specialist workshops too; for example in Summer 2016 we had a series of workshops on Creative Writing.
For further details of these meetings, outings and other events, see the Events page.
We have a number of Interest Groups which meet regularly. These are organised by the U3A members themselves, and any member whose interest is not catered for is encouraged to start a new group. For further details of our current groups, see the Groups page.
You can also get an idea of our activities by viewing the photos on the Photos page, as well as from our latest Members' Newsletter (click on the link in the "Notices" column to the right).
To see posters showing further details of some of our forthcoming event(s), click on the relevant link below:
- 18th Apr: Beetle Drive
- 19th Apr: Visit to Birch Tree Garden (Talk at Slitting Mill prior to actual visit on 19th July)
- 16th Aug: Hidcote Manor & Stratford (Summer Outing)
- 26th Sep: Terracotta Army Warriors (Liverpool Museum)
A full list of planned events can be found on the Events page.
See also our Facebook entry (this needs to open in a new window).
You are welcome to come along and visit us at our monthly meeting for an entrance fee of £1. If you decide to join, there is a £9 membership fee for the year.
Currently, our committee members (see photos below) are:
- Irene Bohanan (Events Co-ordinator)
- Julie Bould
- Maggie Causer
- David Clissold (Membership Secretary)
- Valma Cooper (Business Secretary)
- Stephen Crutchley (Treasurer)
- Pauline de Pretorio (Vice Chair)
- Elaine Holton
- Barry James
- Micheline "Mitch" Salomonson (Groups Co-ordinator)
- Sheila Simpson (Chair)
Other positions include:
Speaker meetings organised by Maggie Causer + a.n.o.
Meeting meeters & greeters - Mary, Maureen & Rob
Newsletter produced by Jill Heaps
Website maintained by Ian Gordon
Hospitality Co-ordinator (vacant)
Publicity Co-ordinator (vacant).
NB: Click on highlighted links (text in different colour) to read associated documents, other pages, or external websites.