Cambourne & District U3A
Launch Meeting: Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Time: 2.00pm
Venue: The Hub Community Centre (Main Hall),
High Street, Cambourne CB23 6GW
See Below for information

Background:
U3A (The University of the Third Age) is a UK-wide movement which brings together people in their ‘third age’ to develop their interests and continue their learning in a friendly and informal environment.
If you’re wondering what we mean by the third age – it is a time after you have finished working full-time or raising your family and have time to pursue your interests or just try something new.
U3A has a ‘university’ of members who draw upon their knowledge and experience to teach and learn from each other but there are no qualifications to pass – it is just for pleasure. Learning is its own reward.

It’s all voluntary; a typical U3A will be home to many activity groups covering hundreds of different subjects – from art to zoology and everything in between.
Formed over 30 years ago, there are now over 1,000 U3As across the UK, with thousands of interest groups between them and more than 400,000 members nationally – plus we’re growing every day.

The U3A national body – the Third Age Trust – looks after all the U3As in the UK, providing educational and administrative support.
The Trust is overseen by a National Executive Committee, to which any U3A member may be elected.

The Launch Meeting – See Poster here:
At the launch meeting you will meet representatives from national, regional and local departments.  There will be a range of potential interest groups to explore, some of which already have volunteer leaders and some not, and opportunities to suggest more.

Information on what the U3A is all about, joining the U3A in Cambourne, the annual membership cost, outline details of the monthly meetings, a chance to ask questions and refreshments will also form part of this meeting.

Several people have already offered to be on a steering committee, but more will be welcome.

And just to whet the appetite, here are just some of the proposed groups that already have a volunteer leader ready to get going:  walking; mixed media art; bridge; flower arranging; French conversation; basic sewing; fencing (sport), mah jong. Many more groups have been suggested, some of which will need a leader, some not.

Looking forward to meeting you at the Launch…

Fran Panrucker
Email: fran@panrucker.eclipse.co.uk