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         U3A Third Age Trust Annual General Meeting
On Monday 4th September Ann and I attended the AGM of the Third Age Trust at the University of Chester.  The whole conference actually lasts 3 days but we were just there for the day.
The meeting itself is a fairly formal affair attended by around 300 U3A members from various  parts of the UK.  There was a ballot for the position of National Council Chairman between Jean Goodeve of Pembrokeshire and Stanley Miller from Evesham and District.  Not knowing either of the candidates we decided to share our 2 votes for High Lane U3A..  Jean Goodeve was duly elected.
The Treasurer, Terry Hardier from Cirencester then presented the Annual Accounts to the meeting.  It was quite interesting for me to see how the capitation fees that we send to headquarters are spent.  It probably comes down to three main issues
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 what is planned for next year’s AGM.  This will be something a bit special in the 25th anniversary of the movement.  There will be a three 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 and then back to Falmouth for the AGM.  Prices for cabins start at £129 per person which seems to be fantastic value, so I think it is bound to be popular.  The cruise will take place on 15th to 18th September2007.
Away from the AGM there were a number of displays, exhibitions and presentations, discussion groups etc. all showing the work and achievements that occur within the Third Age Trust

All in all a very interesting and enjoyable day.
Steve Reynolds
               Walking Group
At the end of August,
after days of heavy
downpours, 22  very
apprehensive walkers
met for Brian and
 Alison’s barbeque walk.
5 hours later, in
brilliant sunshine, 22
happy and contented
walkers departed
It had been a very
pleasant day.
the interesting paths
around Whaley Bridge,
Seeing the ancient
Roosdyche, the more
recent artifacts of the
canal and old railway
ages, and admiring the
the sweeping views
from the green low
level field paths.

Then there had been
the highlight of a well
organized barbeque,
with wine and beer to
send us happily on our

A big thank you to
Alison and Brian.

Walter Mason

Forthcoming Walks

Wed. 27th September.

Mike & Margaret Snape
Walk from Foolow
Meet 9.30am Village
Hall.   Pub Lunch

Wed. 25th October.

Don Heap 4-5miles
Disley, Bowstones and
Lyme Park

Meet 10.00am Village
Hall    Packed Lunch

Wed. 29th November.

Richard & Susan Clark
4-5mile walk Whiteley
Green and Kerridge

Meet 10.00am  Pub Lunch

Walking the Dog!!
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