On Monday 4th September Ann & I
attended the AGM of the Third Age Trust at the University of Chester.
The whole conference actually lasts for 3 days but we were just there
for the day.
The meeting itself is a fairly formal affair attended by around 300
members from various parts of the UK. There was a ballot for the
position of National Chairman between Jean Goodeve of Pembrokeshire and
Stanley Miller from Evesham & District. Not knowing either
candidate, we decided to share our 2 High Lane votes; Jean Goodeve was
duly announced the winner.
The treasurer, Terry Hardie from Cirencester then presented the Annual
Accounts to the meeting. It was quite interesting for me to learn how
the the capitation fees we send to the Centre are spent. It probably
comes down to 3 main areas:
Support for learning in the 600 or so U3A’S
Developing the U3A movement including the formation of new U3A’S
Acting as a national voice for the U3A
The meeting concluded with a presentation of what is planned for next year’s AGM. This will be something a bit special as it is the 25th anniversary of the movement.
There will be a 3 day cruise from Falmouth taking in Le Havre (
including a trip to Monet’s Water Garden), the Scilly Isles with
a trip to Tresco Abbey Garden, & then back to Falmouth for the AGM.
Prices for cabins start @ £129 per person which seems fantastic value, so I think it’s bound to be popular.
Dates 15-18 September 2007. www.travelscope.co.uk/u3a
Away from the AGM there were a number of displays,exhibitions and
presentations, discussion groups etc all showing the work and
activities which go on within the Third Age Trust.