U3A Third Birthday Celebrated

A capacity, all-ticket audience of 150 Members celebrated the 3rd anniversary of the founding of Syston and District U3A at a special social event held at Beedles Lake Golf Club on Wednesday 14th November. Normally, on the morning of the second Wednesday of each month, the U3A holds an open General Meeting, with speaker, in the Malthouse Suite of the Syston Conservative Club. On this occasion, however, Members were given the opportunity to socialise and mingle, to make new contacts and new friends in a relaxed and informal gathering.
Chairman of Syston Town Council, Councillor Paul Henry and Town Manager Catherine Voyce were guests of honour.
Before lunch was served, the audience were treated to short but impressive performances by the Ukulele (see picture above), Singing and Line Dancing Groups currently active within the U3A.
Chairman of the U3A Executive Committee, Colin Grimes, says: “The past three years have been something of a roller-coaster ride as we have struggled to meet the staggeringly positive response to the launch of the U3A to serve the communities of Syston and surrounding areas. We are obviously meeting a real need within our communities for continued mental and physical challenges throughout our ‘Third Age’ – i.e. following retirement from full time employment. We already have over 400 registered Members and close to 50 active Groups offering a wide range of social, educational and cultural stimulation.Fortunately, from the outset, we have had the benefit of an energetic, committed and skilled group of people to serve on the Executive Committee, to help to drive the organisation forward and to identify and recruit volunteer leaders to administer the wide range of Groups that our Members have requested.
We remain very much open for business and offer a very warm welcome to new Members. Anyone interested in joining should contact Norma Tel: 0116 260 8412; email: [email protected] Full details of the organisation, including the up to date list of currently active Groups can be found on our web site at www.u3asites.org.uk/syston