Celebration Day for Rayleigh U3A

Thursday 3rd July 2014 heralded the 7th Anniversary of the beginning of our U3A and to celebrate The Committee under the Chairmanship of Pete Huntly decided to organise something special and to make it a day to remember. An invitation was sent out to the original Steering Committee and those that were able were delighted to be able to attend.

Groups’ Coordinator Bob Wren organised the hall with display tables from sixteen of our Groups and arranged for tables around the hall to allow people to sit and chat and watch the festivities.

At 2.30pm Chairman Pete Huntly welcome everyone, especially honoured guests including Founder Chairman Marian Allen who recruited the original Committee and set us on the road to a successful U3A. He said it was good to know that under the leadership of a forward-thinking Committee, Group Leaders and Volunteers, the Rayleigh U3A has grown from the original 69 members at the first meeting to our present U3A of 450 members and over 60 groups. This is proof that we are innovative and proactive producing an interesting Newsletter, Website, programme of Social Events and a series of ‘Talks for All’.

Chairman Pete Huntly invited Founder Chairman Marian Allen to cut the special celebration cake which depicted the U3A logo. Refreshments were served. Photographs of the Steering Committee were taken and a photograph of the original and present Committees together.

Maureen Huntly

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