The U3A is meant to be a self help group where members offer to run activities. It is gratifying to see that a number of members are willing to run new groups providing there is sufficient interest.
If you are interested in joining any of these proposed new groups do let Ann Cousins know – 01799 219 072 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Art for Beginners – is hoping to start again in September. Anyone interested in joining this group please contact Ann Cousins – 01799 219 072 – email@example.com
Bridge for Beginners – This new group is now up and running. See the Bridge page for details.
Computers – This group has started and meets on Friday mornings 10 to 12 noon. See Computer page for more details.
Craft Group – has now started on Mondays 10 am – 12 noon and at the moment takes place in members houses. The coordinator for the Craft group is Penny Maystre – 501262 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep Fit – A new Keep Fit Group will start on Wednesdays from 2.30 – 3.30 pm soon, places available, no date as yet. Please contact Ann Cousins if you are interested in joining this group – 01799 219 072 – email@example.com
Natural History Group – The start of this new group has been postponed due to illness until further notice. Find out more about this group here.
Potential new groups
Mandarin – We have someone who is willing to teach this Chinese language. Please contact Ann Cousins if you are interested in joining this group – 01799 219 072 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Violin Group – Ann Worthing has kindly offered to run a violin group. Find out more here. If you are interested then please contact Ann Worthing – email@example.com or tel 01799 530 983
Hand Bell Ringing Group – Are you interested in Hand Bell Ringing? Trevor Reynolds, an enthusiastic, amateur hand-bell ringer has offered to start up a group. If you are interested in joining, then please contact Trevor on 01799 599414, firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Groups that might be possible if there is sufficient interest and people willing to run them
If you are interested joining or running one of these activities then do let Ann Cousins know – 01799 219 072 – email@example.com You don’t have to be an expert!
Food and Drink Appreciation
This is just an idea at the moment and could be developed in different ways depending on members’ interests. It could be split into 2 or 3 separate groups, drink, exchanging recipes, sampling each others “creations” etc. Would be great if this took off. Contact Ann Cousins if interested in joining or running this.
Darts or Dominoes
Would you be interested in forming a group to play Darts or Dominoes? Beginners welcome.
Would anyone like to start up a Whist group? Beginners welcome.
Saffron Walden U3A is looking for Tutors to take classes for Italian, French, and Writing for Pleasure.
We are also looking for people with knowledge and an interest in any subject (but especially languages, mechanics, the arts etc) who would be interested in bringing together and leading a group of members in a friendly, yet informative, environment.
If you are able to help yourself or know of someone who can help then please contact Ann Cousins – Group & Activities Organiser – 01799 219 072, firstname.lastname@example.org