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Wigan U3A - a meeting place for retired gentlefolk
Started by: jo anne (31913)   Report abuse
Wigans own U3A is almost ready to launch - Facebook:

"We've formed a committee, undergone the requisite training & adopted a constitution.

The Wigan U3A will be based at The Edge, Southgate (Pottery Rd), Wigan. WN3 5AB
The fantastic facilities include a Community Hub with easy access from a decent car park. There's also a bus stop opposite & the train station a short walk away.

Two main meetings each month a speaker meeting & a coffee morning - Wednesdays at 10am.
Also group interest meetings organised by the group leaders.

Finance - An annual fee of 15

Inaugural meeting
Hopefully early in April. Please come along to our first meeting - and bring a friend!

Volunteers needed to organise interest groups
Any subject/activity & at a time and venue that suit the members of the group.
Committee members also needed - all positions are voluntary & not too time consuming.

Please contact us if you feel you would like to be involved."

Links: Wigan U3A Facebook / Previous Thread

For more information contact Stephen on 07981 976 904 or stephen.pieman@gmail.com

Posted by: jo anne (31913)   Report abuse
WIGAN U3A (22 Mar):

Hello everyone out there in waiting for Wigan U3A land. We're very near to announcing an inaugural meeting date. Just go with us a bit longer. The steering committee has been working very hard to get things in place so that everything runs smoothly.

Any questions please ask away. Our E-mail address is members.wiganu3a@gmail.com

Posted by: orrellite (2345) Report abuse
thanks for the update jo anne will be interested in coming along and learning more about it all, I will keep a look out for the date as I do not do Facebook.

Posted by: jo anne (31913)   Report abuse
I'll check regularly for updates, Orrellite, and keep you posted.

Posted by: jo anne (31913)   Report abuse
Wigan U3A is launching! FB Link (11 April):

Inaugural Meeting Wed 9th May, 10am till 1pm at The Edge
Free + cup of tea/coffee
After short introductory talks you can sign up for membership and discuss your interests with other attendees.

Annual membership is 15
If you join an interest group(s) there may be a small charge to cover refreshments & expenses.
Monthly meetings - a speakers meeting on the first Wednesday and a members/coffee morning on the third Wednesday of every month. (10am at the Edge)

"Please come along to our first meeting - and bring a friend!"

Posted by: orrellite (2345) Report abuse
Thanks for the update, at least there will be one potential member there

Posted by: jo anne (31913)   Report abuse
I hope its a great success, Orrellite.

Posted by: bentlegs (4312) Report abuse
Joe Anne, Do you think that Wigan U3A will take off when you look at the number of people post on her, sometimes you may get 3 per night but the best of luck with it,

Posted by: jo anne (31913)   Report abuse
Im only trying to help by advertising it on WW, Bentlegs. Back in November, 120 people attended an initial meeting and most seemed interested then.

Posted by: cordyline (4777)   Report abuse
Wigan U3A will be a great success I am sure

Mrs Cordy will be going; also a friend has volunteered and will be helping in some activities

Posted by: broady (14055)   Report abuse
I think a good friend of mine from Wigan Ukelele Club is involved so if it isnt a success it wont be for lack of effort. Good luck to them.

Posted by: jo anne (31913)   Report abuse
* Inaugural Meeting Today - Wed 9th May 10am till 12pm - Further info *

Email: members.wiganu3a@gmail.com

Posted by: cordyline (4777)   Report abuse
My understanding is that 116 people signed up on the first day

Posted by: jo anne (31913)   Report abuse
Next meeting is on Wednesday 23rd May 10am
at The Edge

Posted by: orrellite (2345) Report abuse
The meeting was particularly well attended and I am sure many more will join once fully established with the various groups.

Posted by: jo anne (31913)   Report abuse
Meeting today, Wed 23rd May 10am - 12pm, at The Edge, all welcome! Info

Posted by: orrellite (2345) Report abuse
very well attended again ,groups now becoming established and arranging their meetings and activities


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