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From the Chairman

The weather and the dates agree for once that summer has started and I hope you all enjoy this time of year, whether it be in the garden, in exotic climes, or looking after grandchildren, etc, etc. It is also time for Maureen and Margo to have a break from being editors, and hence the shortened news-sheet format for July. I was on holiday when the last newsletter was published, so thank you to Ian Harvey for covering, and a belated thank you to everyone who attended the recent Annual General Meeting of our U3A. As well as an extremely entertaining talk about Victoria Wood, a full committee was duly elected for 2019/20 and the minutes of the meeting and the annual Trustees Report can be found on our website under the menu item 'Policies and other'.

At a recent committee meeting we progressed the strategy document to the point where we are almost ready to start some implementation, and more of that in the next newsletter where there will be more space. Then we can focus on moving forward to hopefully answer some of the shortfalls we have identified through the process.

I attended a U3A day course on volunteering last week and, as usual, the most interesting part was meeting the various attendees from many other U3As and learning of their experiences and difficulties. These are inevitably very similar to our own but it is interesting to hear how some have come up with different solutions…all great food for thought in moving our own U3A forward...but many more are still looking for answers and are much further behind us in finding solutions.

U3A Summer School - Volunteers Required
The time has come once again for me to ask for volunteers to help out at this year's U3A Summer School at Cirencester RAU on Tuesday September 10th. The School is organised by National Office and volunteering involves either…

--- Driving delegates from Kemble Station to the RAU and will occupy you from approx. 13.30 until 15.30, but timings will be confirmed nearer the time once numbers and train times are known.

--- Registering delegates at the RAU when they arrive there at desks clearly labelled with the course they will be attending. This will take from approx. 14.00 until 16.00, again depending on numbers involved.

If you could spare this time it would be much appreciated by National Office; please let Tony Natt know soonest at

Tony Natt

We are delighted to welcome a further 7 new members this month

Forthcoming meetings-

July 16th - A pedlar’s guide to brain damage - Nick Gibbs

August 20th - The National Trust– More than just old house and cake - Barbara Cooper

See the Events Diaryfor a more detailed list of meetings

Meetings held in the Ashcroft Centre, at 2.30 pm on the third Tuesday of the month unless otherwise stated.


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