Welcome to the Harrow U3A Website
Here are a few examples of places we visited and other activities
Harrow Arts Centre,
Hatch End, HA5 4EA.
We are delighted that you have chosen to visit our website. Please use the menu at the top to explore what we have to offer.
Don’t miss the Notice Board – it has information about our forthcoming monthly lecture, open to all members, together with the various opportunities and activities available in the near future.
On the Newsletter page you can view the latest Newsletter and Diary which is sent by post to all members.
The Diary has a full list of our current classes and the venues in which they are held.
If you are thinking of joining us, please see the Become a Member page where you will find information to enable you to download the Membership Application and Gift Aid forms together with other details you will need to know.
Chairman’s Spring/Summer Report
Well, we’re waiting with bated breath to hear about the progress of Culturalondon with plans for HAC. It is promised that we should hear about the transfer of the running of the building by the end of the month. We hope to hear before then about the agreement that the council will repair the lovely listed roof with its wonderful wooden beams and the stained glass window. **
We had a New Members meeting recently when we appealed for new groups to be set up. According to Ian McCannah, London Region Rep on the U3A NEC who spoke to us at the AGM, most other groups run their classes on a self-help basis, which is not as intimidating as having full responsibility. We could share a love of poetry, buildings, and cultural holiday experiences or swap recipes; none of these would need an expert to lead the group. You can probably think of other topics.
Several members of your committee will be attending a seminar in April to learn about up to date membership systems. It would be good to relieve some of the work of the membership secretaries and bring ourselves more up to date. We will let you know our thoughts in due course.
Another discussion event that Chairs of London groups will be attending in April is “The U3A Role in Ageing Well”. This will be led by our new national CEO Samantha Mauger who was with Age UK and who, I am sure, will be bringing some fresh thoughts for us to consider including the public perception of U3A compared with Age UK. If anyone has suggestions or questions for me to raise do please let me know.
Don’t forget to leave your TAT magazines in doctors’ and dentists’ reading racks but not the newsletters as they contain contact details for the committee and group leaders.
I look forward to seeing some of you at the Easter School at Hampstead and the Summer School at St Brides.
Anne Gerrard, Chairman
** Unfortunately, this situation has since changed.
Webmaster Dennis Kersh updated 16/07/2017