|The University of the Third Age|
Stafford U3A held an Open Day on 28th September at Oddfellows Hall with
displays from many of the groups. A slide show ran continuously all day showing
groups' activities throughout the year
Stafford U3A now has over 1000 members and during the Open Day, the Mayor of Stafford, Councillor Bryan Cross, presented the 1000th member, Pauline Simpson with a bottle of champagne. The Mayor then toured the exhibition talking to the group leaders, members and visitors.
|Pauline received champagne from the Mayor watched by her husband, the Chairman and the Vice Chairman.||The Slide Show, Short Walks group and Table Tennis.||The YHA group display.|
|Photography Group Display.||Garden Group, Membership, Keep Fit.||The Three Ages of Cycling - the Cycling Group's Display.|
|The Bridge Group at Play.||The Genealogy Group Display.||The Hand Bell Ringers' Display.|
|The Scrabble Group Display.||Reading for Pleasure Display.||The Work of the Art Group.|
The Virtual U3A
The Virtual U3A (vU3a), which went live in January 2009, is an online-only U3A, affiliated to the Third Age Trust.
One of its principal aims is to provide the U3A experience for those who are rendered isolated in some way by circumstances or geography and unable to play a full part in a terrestrial U3A.
More information is available on the public website www.vu3a.org where one can also apply for membership.
Why not pay it a visit?
And if you know of anyone who might benefit please pass the information on