As you may have read in Helen’s message From the Chair this month, We are pleased to be able to report that David Martin has agreed to take on the role of Secretary to the committee. David has written the following article to introduce himself:
- I moved from Doncaster to Market Harborough with Ann, my wife, in August 2019 and we subsequently joined the SLU3A. We are both retired primary school teachers.
- We moved to be nearer to our daughter in Haslemere, Surrey. Our two sons, live and work abroad.
- Our shared interests are walking, gardening, veg growing on the allotment, camping, (preferably somewhere warm) and rock music.
- We had just joined in several group walks with SLU3A and one session of country dancing when lockdown struck.
- I temporarily volunteered to be Evening Walks co-ordinator in Feb, but sadly that has been in name only.
- As to why volunteer to be Secretary – I can only echo Paul Simpson’s words when he became Treasurer. ‘You have to give as well as receive’
- I am very grateful for the encouragement I have received from Ian and Sharon Webb, our near neighbours and the great support I have already received from Helen. I admit to having no experience of this sort of role but am looking forward to the challenge and contributing something to the SLU3A.
- Finally, like the children who must be itching to get back to school in September and meet up with their friends, I cannot wait for SLU3A to reopen and we can again meet our friends face to face. Similarly, I await the opportunity to actually meet with Stephen Joy, with whom I have shared various e-mails. Also Colin Cohen, whose quizzes have kept us occupied during the endless weeks of lockdown.