From the Chair December 2020

By | March 8, 2021
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In my November column, I told you we were still planning to hold a ‘real’ coffee morning in May 2021, but at the time of writing even May seemed somewhat optimistic.  Since then, however, we’ve heard news of encouraging vaccine developments, so – given a reasonably speedy roll-out of the vaccination programme – a real May coffee morning may not be such an over-optimistic target after all!

I feel more confident that, early in the New Year, our small groups will be able to get together ‘in 3-D’ again: as spring approaches and the weather improves, it should certainly be possible for those groups that meet outdoors.  In the meantime, our use of Zoom is working well for a number of our groups and our virtual coffee mornings are attracting viewing audiences of up to 60 members, plus the occasional guest.  Don’t forget that our IT Champions are always ready to help any of our members who aren’t confident about Zooming without support.

This excellent new website for our U3A offers many opportunities to share, comment, and learn new things, so please take some time to register and take a good look around!  On behalf of you all, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the website development team for creating and managing it as an interactive resource.  The fundamental philosophy behind the U3A movement is mutual learning, so one measure of the website’s success as a method of communication will be the contributions and engagement of you, our members. 

The duo, Fool’s Gold, will entertain us with songs and stories at our Zoom Coffee Morning on Thursday 10 December 2020.  This is a special extra event, as we don’t normally hold a December coffee morning.  However, the committee felt that this year we deserve some extra cheering up, so we’re looking forward not only to seeing many of you enjoying the performance, but also to having a chat amongst ourselves.

Seasonal Greetings and a peaceful, safe, and healthy New Year to you all.  John Batt

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