Chard, Ilminster & District

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The latest news - 1st Aug 2021 Newsletter
The next Newsletter will be available via email in Nov 2021.

A brand-new welcome from a brand-new Chairman!

Following our AGM on 16th August a new committee was elected to represent your needs and wishes
and I find myself lucky enough to lead that new committee.

Although we have only lived in Chard for around 5 years, my wife and I joined u3a right from our first
arrival and it has been an important part of our social and active lives since then.

If you are an existing member, you do not need to be reminded of the benefits of membership –
brought even more acutely into focus following the recent heights of the pandemic.

For those of you new to the area, or thinking about joining consider this:

There are 56 different activity groups, ranging from the more cerebral pursuits of considering
poetry, books or Life and the Universe amongst others, to the more physically active groups such as
table tennis, walking, badminton and the like, catering for all ranges of ability.

In between we have gardening, natural and local history, as well as a choir to stretch your vocal
chords, if nothing else.

Finally, if there is nothing here that you particularly fancy, why not set up a group yourself? If you
would like to share your interest and knowledge or perhaps glean more knowledge from like minded
members, drop us a line and we would be happy to help you try and contact other members and set
up a group. It’s easier than you think!!

Details of all these activities and more can be found on this website as can all the information you
need to join this local group of the National u3a movement.

If you would like to contact any of the committee members there are links provided.

I hope to meet you all personally over the coming months.

With best wishes

Paul Ebdon

Chairman, Chard and Ilminster u3a