Hackney U3A writes....
2. Hackney U3A has over 100 members. We officially became a U3A only in Autumn 2006. There is a web site, www.hackneyu3a.co.uk, and enquiries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Presently, we produce a bimonthly Newsletter to keep members informed of Group, etc. developments.
3. We have about 15 Interest Groups, all listed on the web site. Some of these Groups meet weekly, others once or twice monthly. New groups are springing up regularly. We hold a morning general meeting every 3rd Tuesday of the month at Homerton Library to which there is usually an invited speaker.
4. Our U3A gives members an opportunity to meet people and to get involved in any of the current groups. Each group has a leader but, in the best tradition of the U3A movement, all group members are welcome to contribute. Anyone can attend a group meeting on a trial basis and many continue attending after becoming an U3A member.
5. Our message is that a U3A is a wonderful idea. It provides an opportunity to follow up many interests that we, as 2nd Agers, could not fit in during our working life. Essentially, it can help all in our community to remain active in mind and body in our 3rd Age.