Wigtownshire

News

This page is where committee members, group facilitators and other u3a members can make everyone aware of groups' news, members' news or other items of interest that may be useful to the membership in general.

Send your contributions to the Secretary (see the Contact page).

Use the link to read our latest newsletters (in PDF format).

If you have missed any previous items of news, please take a look at our Earlier news page.

Our monthly meetings are continuing on Zoom. See the Events page for details of what's coming up.

Interested in volunteering? We now have a dedicated page for volunteering opportunities.

Third Age Trust survey

Have your say in helping the Third Age Trust develop a strategy to guide the future work of the u3a movement. Take part in the survey (October 4th 2021)

Memorial service for Veronica Algill

A memorial service for u3a member Veronica Algill was held at Challoch Church on September 9th. A tribute, written by David Sumner, was delivered by Ann Dunsford. Veronica had been a member of the French group and formerly of the Literary Appreciation group, and was closely involved with the Swallow Theatre.

Committee members (still) wanted

Sadly, our committee is still under strength. Positions currently vacant include Vice Chair, Deputy Treasurer, and IT Co-ordinator. The Business and Minutes Secretary posts have been temporarily rolled into one and we are extremely grateful to Julia for stepping up, but we need someone else to take on one of these roles. We also need someone to set up the AV equipment now that Nigel has had to step down. Many thanks to him for looking after it up until now. Please help if you can.

Monthly Committee Minutes

The full minutes of committee meetings are to be found on the Contact page. You'll need the password to access them, available from the Secretary.

Banking scam warning

We have recently been warned that u3a's are being targeted by phone calls purporting to be from their bank's Fraud Department. A number of other u3as have reported similar attempted scams. As a result, we are removing all personal details from the website. Please use the contact forms throughout the site to email committee members.

If you are suspicious about a phone call, the safest thing is to hang up.

Age Scotland survey

The Age Scotland’s first “Big Survey” is a chance for you to have your say on a wide range of topics. This will help them to get a more in depth understanding of what life is like for people over the age of 50 in Scotland. You can also opt to enter a draw for a chance to win £50. Click the link to take part.

Bottle top collection

Good news for all those who have been collecting bottle tops. Glenis can meet you (fully masked up!) in a carpark to take your collection. You can contact her by email Glenis for details.