I think we all feel the shift towards a resumption of the lives we remember before March 2020 and now we can really look forward to a fairly full programme of SLu3a activities by the end of September. Some groups have moved venue and/or meeting times so please check the Group Details list or with your Group Leader first. Following on from the vote to form a new u3a, the next few months will be busy ensuring our groups are in a good position to transfer smoothly and I’ll be working with MHu3a to make it happen.
In recent days, a new Birding Group has been formed with its first outing on Wednesday 8th September (further details in the Group Details list). Thanks go to Bruce White for his support with this and to Linda Lawton for volunteering as Group Leader.
SLu3a has many Group Leaders who have been carrying out this voluntary role for many years and without whom the groups would not function. Inevitably there comes a time when they want to hand over the baton which is perfectly understandable – they have definitely done their bit! We have several groups in this position – Bridge (Social), Mah Jong, Singing for Fun and the two Langton Lunch Clubs. If no-one comes forward, the groups will unfortunately have to fold. Leading a group need not be onerous and responsibilities can be shared within the group membership, so please consider how you can help to keep these groups going by either speaking to the Group Leader or myself.