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If any of these resolutions fit your plans, we can help you to get more from life.

Join a group!

There are lots of activities running and more planned for later in the year.
Why not look ahead to widen your interests and explore a new hobby or activity? ... Get more fun out of your life! .... Join us!
There's lots to choose from - both recreational and social activites (the walking groups are always popular) or perhaps try some more academic topics to keep the grey matter active.

Looking ahead: notes for your diary

Tuesday 26th March: Renewals Coffee Morning at St James Church rooms, Main Hall from 9:00 am to Noon.

You can also renew yout annual membership online or by post. RENEW

Housing in Wetherby and District 7pm at Wetherby Methodist Church – AN UPDATE

Concerned about the high number of new houses being built in Wetherby? There are even more applicatons in the pipeline.

The public meeting organised by the BETTER WETHERBY PARTNERSHIP was attended by around 200 local people. UPDATE: FROM THE MEETING = Click the icon for details >

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Wednesday 27th March : Open meeting for members and guests

Jane Oakshott, MBE "Words from the Wings". An affectionate look at the world of amateur theatre, with all its triumphs and disasters. Some audience participation may occur!

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3 to 24 April (Wednesday mornings) MEMORY COURSE The April course will take place on four consecutive Wednesday mornings. Contact jenscott.pps@gmail.com or telephone Jen Scott on 01423 339504 .

17 April (Wednesday) ANNIVERSARY LUNCH at The Bridge, Walshford at 12.30 for 1 pm Guest speaker: Malcom Parkinson “Music, Mirth and Musings” Malcolm is an established raconteur and wit 3 course lunch Price £20 Tickets will be on sale at the February and March Open Meetings and by post using a booking form which will be included in the February Newsletter.
Contact: Margaret Grant 01423 359961 fmgrant@hotmail.co.uk

Looking back to 2010 .......How we started out.......

The Official Launch took place on Wednesday 28th. April 2010 at The Methodist Church, Bank Street, Wetherby. There was a steady stream of people arriving from 2 o'clock onwards to explore what activities were on offer.

The various tables displayed details of the activities and courses and they remained busy throughout the afternoon. When the last visitors had left and the clearing up was completed, we were able to take stock of some numbers:

  • We enrolled 177 new members
  • There was sufficient interest to be able to start 20 different activity roups. A list of the current activities is shown on the ACTIVITIES page.
  • We took stock of the numbers for these groups and the group leaders subsequently brought together the members interested in their topic, for an informal get-together to plan the meeting days, the programme and so on.
  • Our sincere thanks go out to all the local organisations who helped publicise the launch by displaying our posters - and also to our friends at Wetherby's own radio station Tempo 107.4 for their support. Thank you all for helping to get us airborne.

April 2010. Publicity everywhere!

Posters, posters everywhere! Wetherby, Boston Spa, Tadcaster, Clifford, Bramham, Linton, Collingham, East Keswick, Spofforth and more!
Thank you to all the local shops, venues and others who helped publicise the U3A Wetherby & District. Thanks also to our friends at Tempo Radio 107.4 for your announcements.
Together, you helped get us off the ground. Thanks!

23rd. March 2010 at The Methodist Church, Bank Street

The pre launch meeting held in the Methodist Church in Bank Street saw a turnout of around 140 people and the enthusiam in the room was quite evident. Visitors came from Boston Spa, Tadcaster, Clifford, Bramham, Linton, East Keswick, Collingham and Spofforth as well many from Wetherby itself.
The room was full of expectant faces and their enthusiasm for the launch of a U3A in Wetherby was obvious for all to see.
Following an informal presentation, most of those present filled in our brief questionnaire to tell us what group topics and activities they wanted to see available. ( You can find more about the group topics and activities that resulted on the following page. ACTIVITIES )

As a result of all the support and interest, the formal decision was taken to go ahead and form a U3A for Wetherby and the surrounding villages.