2019 AGM: Honorary Secretary’s Report

Time passes so quickly it is hard to believe that I am now coming to the end of my tenure, having been a Trustee for four years and it was three years ago that I was elected as Honorary Secretary. There have been some ­interest­ing, challenging times, but some happy ones too. The year started in June 2018… Read More »

Meet the Fire & Rescue Service

A message from Sue Watkinson about a Guest Visitor  that she has organised. Our Guests at Horizons on Thursday 7th March will be two representatives of the Fire & Rescue Service.  They will bring along their literature and talk to individual members about safety in the home and what services they can offer to the retired population of… Read More »

Introducing our new Speaker Secretary

We have been very fortunate in having an excellent series  of Speaker Meetings of recent years organised by Sue Watkinson and her Team. For a resume of past Speaker Meetings, please see: Speaker Meetings Past Speaker Meetings Sue has now retired from this important and valued role and member, Pam Ball, has kindly stepped forward to take over. … Read More »

Magazine, enews, Website and Facebook Publicity “Deadlines”

  Under review and redevelopment Do you need to publicise a U3A event or activity? Here are the deadlines for advertising in the various publications: Quarterly Magazine copy for next magazine: deadline as publicised in latest magazine Monthly enews deadline for enews items: NOON on the last Monday of the month U3A Website Group and other News and Events,… Read More »

Shakespeare Revisited Returns

The Shakespeare Revisited group closed for a while last year. However, there is now a new group leader, Eila Wall and the group is starting again in the New Year. The first meeting is on Tuesday 8th January 2019 from 2pm to 4pm and will meet in the upstairs room at the Ministry Centre. All former members will be… Read More »

Looking forward to the future……….

 ………. with Aughton & Ormskirk U3A A message from your Trustees: We are interested in your views on what is good about our U3A and your suggestions for improvements. Following the 10.30 am announcements at Horizons on Thursday 27 September, we invite you to share your thoughts, views and opinions about our U3A and how we can work… Read More »

A Message from the Membership Team

The Web Team have been sent the following advice from the Membership Team to be posted on the Website: Maintaining accurate records for all our members on the Beacon Membership System is vital in order to keep you all informed.  Please let us know if any of your personal details change e.g. address, telephone number, email address so… Read More »

The 10th Anniversary Quilt

A message from Val Bullen, the Social Subcommittee Chairperson at the time of the 15th Anniversary Celebration in May 2018: This beautiful Anniversary Quilt was originally created by our Textiles & Quilting groups for our 10th Birthday celebration back in 2013.  It is worked in our U3A colours of yellow & blue and we were very proud to display… Read More »

Anniversary Celebrations in 2018

Aughton and Ormskirk U3A has much to be proud of in its 15 years of existence. To this end, a party was arranged on 19 May where speeches, nibbles, and meeting and chatting to fellow members were much enjoyed and appreciated by those who attended. See Let’s Celebrate. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service was on display in… Read More »

Anniversary Celebration – May 2018

In a year when Britain celebrates a Royal Wedding, our U3A has two Anniversaries to celebrate, one with a royal connection. It’s 15 years since the founding of the Aughton & Ormskirk U3A. And 10 years ago this U3A won the Queens Award for Voluntary Service. And just 5 years ago, we were commemorating the 10th birthday with… Read More »

“It Was 50 Years Ago Today”

The Philharmonic Concerts Group enjoyed a special occasion on 31st May this year, marking 50 years since The Beatles’ “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” revolutionised popular music. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra teamed up with the well known Bootleg Beatles to recreate all the tracks on the famous album, plus a few more for good measure. Last… Read More »

Exhibition

Group Members’ recent paintings. Click (or tap) on any picture to start a slideshow of (larger scale) images. Last Updated – Friday, April 28, 2017