The first Annual General Meeting of the Hope Valley U3A was held on 14th May 2015 in the Memorial Hall, Hathersage.
The AGM was preceded by our guest speaker, acclaimed crime thriller author Stephen Booth. A former newspaper journalist, he is best known as the creator of two young Derbyshire police detectives DS Ben Cooper and DS Diane Fry who have appeared in 14 novels all set in and around the Peak District. The Cooper and Fry series has won awards on both sides of the Atlantic, with Ben Cooper being nominated for a Sherlock Award for the Best Detective created by a British author.
The AGM was attended by 60 members who elected our first Executive Committee and ratified our first Constitution. The outgoing Chairman, June Walker, thanked the Steering Committee for their support and hard work and was herself thanked by the members. The constitution and draft minutes,which include the Chairman's report, are available to read on this page.