Stockton U3A Roll of Honour

Stockton U3A was started in 1986 by a Steering Group led by Les Drinkel who brought the idea to Stockton and formed the Steering Committee.

The first Committee was elected in April 1987:
Chairman - Mr L Drinkel
Vice- Chair - Mrs A Keir
Treasurer - Mrs M Hall
Secretary - Mrs W Sidgwick

Other early Committee members included: Mrs D Thompson; Mr J Mulgrew; Mrs M Kilcoyne; Mr C Duddles; Mrs B Winstanley; Mr A Pratten; Mrs P Sole; Mrs Mason; Mr J Wood; Mr J Marshall.

Today, we recognise many people of that era as pioneers who contributed hours of their time and much energy into establishing, cultivating and maintaining the group throughout its infancy, and expanding the group through the many varied classes and events that took place. The U3A they started has provided members with opportunities for fulfilment, personal well-being and enjoyment in later life.

In September 2015, almost at our 30th Anniversary, the Committee proposed and agreed to start a Roll of Honour on our own website, similar to that already established on the national website, to recognise members who have made a substantial contribution to our U3A, either by loyal and longstanding attendance, leading a group or groups, committee work, or undertaking unseen tasks that make our U3A run so well.

This Roll of Honour is intended to be a place for continuous recognition of individual members, as and when appropriate. It may be added to at any time. Any member may nominate another with their permission, and submit the Nomination Form to the current Committee for approval.

Roll of Honour

Ron Atkinson2015
Doreen Everson2015
Lillian Lloyd2019
Gordon Lloyd2019
Tony Bainbridge2019