New U3As achieve full membership status

Congratulations to Glasgow West End U3A and Paisley and District U3A which are now full members of the Third Age Trust.

U3A in Scotland Newsletter January 2018

The January 2018 Newsletter is now available as a link on this page.

Record attendance for Lanark All Scotland Assembly

The All Scotland Assembly held in Lanark Memorial Hall on 16 November 2017 was attended by 59 delegates, representing 26 member U3As. Pat Garland, Chair, U3A in Scotland and Lorraine Swan, Chair, Lanark and District U3A, welcomed everyone. Ed Link, Third Age Trustee for Scotland gave an update on Trust matters.

There were three main speakers in the morning session. Liz Drury, the new Communications Officer for the Third Age Trust, inspired us with her enthusiastic presentation on how to publicise U3As and their activities. Ian Brown, Press Officer, RNIB Scotland, spoke about including people with sight loss in U3A activities. John Ellison, Third Age Trust Treasurer, gave an informative presentation on financial issues, very relevant for U3A treasurers and other committee members.

During lunch break the hall was buzzing with many conversations between members. For the afternoon session, an Open Forum was introduced instead of the usual workshops. This was a very lively session, chaired by Pat Garland, with questions to all the speakers and much discussion and information sharing.

The feedback on the day was very positive with most aspects rated ‘very good’ or ‘good’. The Open Forum format was welcomed with comments that it worked very well.

For photos of the event follow the links on this page.