If you are thinking of joining Soar Valley U3A because you are interested in a particular activity, please check the Group List below to see if the activity is listed. If it is, you should ideally contact the Group Leader or Groups Coordinator to check availability because some Groups may be full, and waiting lists are then held.
Contact details for Group Leaders can be found in the Group List and those for the Groups Coordinator are also given below.
Every effort is made to ensure that members are able to join a Group of their choice (see Group Membership Policy).
However it is possible for new study and activity groups to be formed at any time if there is sufficient interest and a volunteer with appropriate knowledge or skills to organise the group. Members are encouraged to set up and put forward ideas for new groups. See Plans for New Groups
All Groups need a Leader, a role which isn't as difficult as may be thought, and can actually be very satisfying. To get some idea of what might be entailed see the notes on being a Group Leader
Ideas for new Groups
1. A weekend group that might be attractive to singles or those who are lonely at weekends and would like some company. It could be a Sunday group, getting together for a pub lunch. Or it might include Saturdays and local bus or car sharing trips for a day out. Or anything else that appeals.
2. Dressmaking. Member Rosemarie Alltree says that 'Many of our age group used to make our own clothes and I wondered if anyone would like to start again or continue in a group, so that old skills could be polished and new ones learnt, now that time is not such an issue. And the BBC 'Sewing Bee' programme has male competitors so it need not be just for women'.
Interested? Contact Ian Lloyd. Tel: 07471 940691, e-mail: Ian Lloyd
Computing. We don't currently have a Computer Group, but useful, and helpful, information is provided by another U3A at Ravenshead Computer Group. Follow the link, and go to Computer Guides