Ross on Wye & District

Chair’s Report

From Ross U3A Chair

Hello!

It is time to provide you with some diary dates and other bits and pieces about what is happening with your u3a.

OUR DIARY EVENTS IN THE LARRUPERZ CENTRE
Monday, 13th December. Please note that our December monthly meeting in the Larruperz Centre will be a week earlier than usual. Instead of a speaker, The Roaring Megs, a local community choir, will sing a selection of traditional carols and songs. The choir does not seek a fee but collects donations for local charities. The charity supported this year is St. Michael's Hospice, and a donation bucket will be available at our meeting if you would like to donate. A flyer is attached.

Monday,17th January. The January meeting will feature a talk by local historian Heather Hurley about The Hidden History of Chase HIll. Heather has written many books - I own The Pubs of Ross & South Herefordshire, and I'm looking forward to hearing what she has to say about the hill.

GROUP NEWS
A new Keep Fit For Over 60's class begins on Wed 5th January at 10 am in the Larruperz Centre. There will be costs involved to cover the tutor's fees and the room rental. The more people in the class, the cheaper it will be. The sessions will include both standing and sitting exercises. For more information, please contact Marilyn Reynolds on 01989 564830 or incaamba@gmail.com.

COMMITTEE NEWS
In the next couple of months, we will need to find three new members to take over jobs on your committee. The membership secretary (Steve Elliott), the groups' secretary (Mike Travers) and our newsletter editor (Margaret Hay) will be standing down in 2022. I plan to provide a brief outline in the December newsletter of what each role entails, and I would be grateful if you would give serious consideration to volunteering some time in support of your u3a.

Jim Christie - Chair, Ross & District U£A