From the Chair

I would like to wish all our members a Happy New Year.  January can be a quiet month but I know that, like me, you will welcome the opportunity to join in with the wide range of SLU3A activities and meet up again with friends.  Maybe 2019 is the time to try something different?  Whilst we have over 70 groups, it would be good to see some new ideas put forward and groups created.  Whatever your idea, the Committee is there to support you, so do, please, get in touch to chat through your suggestions.

For the Committee, we have a busy year ahead in 2019.  These centre on continuing to implement procedures required by the Charity Commission.  The national U3A is there, too, providing us with clear guidance.   There are also different features of the Beacon membership database to get up and running, including finance and offering on line payments.   Our monthly meetings will keep us busy!

Did you know?  Group Leaders can now add their own posts and text to our website: it is easy to do!  To get started, contact Stephen Joy:   For further help, member, Bruce White, has also offered to help with

Helen Salisbury