Penicuik & District U3A’s inaugural meeting
A first monthly meeting was held
in April with a talk by Brian Moffat on Soutra, a second in
May by Adam McNinch on the Scottish Ombudsman, and a fascinating
third in June by Penicuik’s Geoff
HISTORY OF PENICUIK & DISTRICT U3A
Towards the end of 2008, Robina
Hutton of Tweeddale U3A (Peebles) took a stall at
The University of the Third Age
TOWN HALL, PENICUIK
Around 55 of those attending indicated a definite interest in taking part in U3A. Of these, 21 volunteered to organise local start-up and U3A activities, forming a steering committee which met 3 days later and worked towards the inaugural meeting for Penicuik’s U3A on March 23rd. In the meantime the group were available to contact at Penicuik Town Hall Open House every Saturday . A display of the Penicuik proposals and of the history of the U3A movement in general was put on show.
Margot Daru-Elliott ~
The Penicuik & District U3A is launched. There was an outstanding attendance on 20 January at the Introductory meeting of Penicuik’s University of the Third Age (U3A). Over 70 people attended at the event which was held under the auspices of the Penicuik & District Community Council. The principal speaker was Robina Hutton, Scottish U3A organizer.
The Penicuik & District U3A, like its counterparts
About 50 of the audience signed up immediately with an indication of the "personal interest" courses which they would wish to be set up. 21 of these have formed an initial Steering Committee with a chairman, secretary, membership secretary and treasurer identified.
There is much to do to get the initiative off the ground – a Constitution, a Bank Account for a national U3A start-up grant, initial publicity....... The first meeting of the Steering Committee was held on 23 January.
If you want to keep abreast of the development of this exciting initiative, or want to find out what interest groups will be available – or indeed want to suggest areas of interest to you which could become involved - please get in touch
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