We have had the most peculiar year. I will probably be the first chairman of Retford U3A who in his first year will never hold a ‘live’ meeting. I am not totally convinced there will be a meeting in my second year either. We will be holding our second electronic AGM next March, and there is no guarantee we will be back to normal by March 2022. What a thought!
Keeping track of which areas are shut down and understanding the different tiers are fairly demanding and the isolation, especially at this time of year, does give rise to concern about our members who inevitably will be on their own over the holiday period. I feel that the U3A should be and generally is an all inclusive organisation and we do keep in touch with one another via Retford Life magazine, and of course our monthly newsletter.
We do have a full programme of meetings and Zoom events planned for next year, and a number of our interest groups are now actively meeting, all be it electronically.
As a committee we wish you a Merry Christmas and let’s advance into the New Year with a smile and a positive outlook.
Stay safe and hopefully we will meet up again next year.
Roy Evans (Chairman)