From the Chair

The last few weeks have been a great opportunity for networking and ensuring SLU3A is firmly on the map.  Firstly, there was a long overdue new members’ coffee morning where Committee members welcomed 20+ members.  The next one is already scheduled for January.  Secondly, four of us represented SLU3A in a Leicestershire & Rutland U3A […]


Help! A pile of year 2019 U3A Slimline diaries is clogging up the treasurer’s In Tray! With a price tag of just £2.50 I urge you to make a purchase NOW!!! Reservations be phone – 01858 463545 – are eagerly awaited. Diaries will be on sale at the November and December General Meetings and we […]

Cup of coffee and biscuits

Coffee, Tea & Biscuits

Many thanks to Liz , Margaret and Wendy for serving coffee , teas and biscuits at our October meeting , sorry that there was no running hot water for washing up . The coffee rota board will be going round at our November meeting and I will be pleased to see a few more gentlemens […]

Group Enabler

It was very gratifying to see so many new members at the new Members Coffee Morning on the 12th October. These will now be arranged at regular intervals, with the next one taking place in January. If you are a new member and have any suggestions for groups, please do contact me at slu3agroups@gmail.com As […]

Ian Webb

Membership Secretary

I am pleased to advise that following the recent initiatives, we now have records of the email addresses of almost 75% of membership. I would like to thank the Groups Leaders for all their help and support in achieving this milestone. It is has been very much appreciated. I am delighted to note that 14 […]

Group Enabler

We are well and truly into Autumn now and the weather is feeling very chilly. During the summer it has been very quiet but as the year draws on I would like to bring your attention to some of the groups who are desperately seeking new members. The list of groups is always situated on […]

Treasurer’s Ramble

At last!!! The year 2019 slimline U3A diaries selling at £2.50 have arrived and are available in response to your orders and requests. They will be on sale at the October and November (and perhaps December as well) General Meetings or if you contact us by telephone or Email (01858 463545) (david.j.kyle@btinternet.com) we will be […]

Melanie Nash in Barcelona

Great opportunity to attend international conference Since retiring at 60 and joining the U3A just over a year ago I really enjoy reading Third Age Matters. I worked for many years in early years education so was very interested to read a call in the February 2018 edition of TAM for a U3A members to […]

Helen Salisbury

From the Chair – October

‘Mutuality’ (the sharing of a feeling, action or relationship between two or more parties) and reminding ourselves of The Three Guiding Principles of the U3A, were the key messages which   several Committee members, including myself, brought back last month from a Volunteer Recruitment Workshop organised by the Leicestershire & Rutland Network of U3As.   These thoughts […]

Hothorpe Hall

Christmas Lunch 2018

Friday 14th December 2018 is date for the Christmas Lunch being held as usual at Hothorpe Hall. We assemble at 12noon for 12.30pm and the cost is £26 per head with menu choices from 4 starters, 4 mains and 4 sweets. Margaret has the full details. Please let us have your bookings and selections, accompanied […]