Warrington

NEWS

A note from the Chairman

At our Annual General Meeting on 5th June you will have the opportunity of appointing new members to our Executive Committee for the following year. A number of vacancies will be arising at that time, including that of Chairman and at least two other Committee Members. The Executive Committee is important and joining it represents a worthwhile opportunity of supporting our fantastic organisation. As you know, Warrington U3A is run entirely by volunteers and without them we cannot exist.

To give members who might wish to stand for the Committee a better idea of the work involved, I and a number of my colleagues are holding a drop-in coffee morning. This will be entirely non-committal on anyone attending but will hopefully provide interested members with information upon which to make an informed decision. The date is Friday 29th March, meeting initially in the cafe at the Fairfield Community Project from 10:30am to 11:30am.

I have always been fully supported by previous Chairmen and I certainly intend to do the same for my successor. Please come along and have a chat with us. It would help if you could let me know if you are coming but it is not essential. You can to contact me using the link on the Contact page, or ring me on 07817 377238.

Chairman

The regular duties of the Chairman are to chair the monthly Executive Committee meeting and to host the members' Monthly Meeting. Beyond that the duties vary each month and are largely to co-ordinate the activities of the Committee, to cover any areas not handled by the other Committee members and to act as a point of contact both for members and external agencies.

Committee Member

The only regular duty of the general committee member is to attend the monthly Executive Committee meeting. Their advice is welcomed on any matter being discussed and they are expected to ensure, along with their colleagues, that the Charity is being run in a prudent manner, both financially and legally, in as far as they are able.

I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible at Fairfield.

Andrew Young
Chairman Warrington U3A

Tuesday Badminton Group

The Tuesday Badminton Group will be unable to meet at Orford Jubilee Hub on Tuesday 2nd April and Tuesday 11th June 2019, and will play instead at Grappenhall Community Centre, Bellhouse Lane, Grappenhall,WA4 2SG on those dates at the usual time.

Food Appreciation Group

Unfortunately the Food Appreciation Group has had to be discontinued for personal reasons and lack of a new leader. The final event, which is already fully booked, will be a Gourmet Lunch at Buckley's Restaurant, Warrington College on Thursday 4th April.

American History Group

Unfortunately the American History Group has been discontinued. Bill Griffiths, the Group Leader has said, "I'm sorry to have to inform you that I am unable to continue with our American History classes. Circumstances beyond my control are dictating that I cannot be where I would like to be when I need to be there. I would like to thank you all for being so diligent in attending and I hope that I have given you some insights into the American way of life so that you can amaze your friends and kinfolk when you next travel over the "pond." I'd also like to recommend Lucy Worsley's television programme which I believe is soon to be aired in which she will uncover some "Myths of American History," I understand she will be dealing with the Revolution, the Civil War, and the Civil Rights movements."

Christmas and New Year Social

Congratulations to the Social Committee for organising a fantastic Christmas and New Year Social. 150 members attended a superb lunch at Villagios followed by entertainment from "The Singing Waiters" together with a Quiz and Raffle. Everyone who attended thought it was the best ever Social and a fitting celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Warrington U3A.