September Monthly Meeting, Monday 6 September, is CANCELLED.
We had hoped that this would mark the resumption of our face-
We have no idea when other lets will be agreed but live in hope that we will be able to meet at Greenhills on Monday 4 October. Our plan for the first meeting is probably to dispense with a formal speaker but to concentrate on distributing membership cards and enjoying a cuppa and a blether. This will also be your opportunity to sign up for the Christmas lunch in the Holiday Inn on Monday 6 December. The menu and price will be the same as 2019 (including discounted drinks!) and we hope to see lots of you there. I’m not sure how we will manage a COVID compliant raffle but we will do our best.
August monthly meeting was on Zoom when we were entertained by a delightful singer called Kirsty Duncan. Kirsty has kindly invited you to enjoy her performance at your leisure via a link to the Concert on YouTube: https://youtu.be/vd50l_NAqDQ
Not renewed? Your membership will lapse on 31 August.
This means that we will no longer include you on our mailing lists (including TAM) and you will not be entitled to attend any meetings or group activities. If you are struggling to pay by bank transfer or cheque please let me know so that we can make alternative arrangements for you.
Alex Fleming is preparing membership cards which will be distributed at the first face-
Your membership card will have space on the reverse for you to write in details for two emergency contacts. You are kindly requested to complete this and carry it with you when attending any activity or meeting of u3a in East Kilbride.
Activity Group meetings
At the moment we are completely in the dark about SLLC ‘s intentions over hall lets and we can only keep our fingers crossed for good news soon. Please wait for your group leader to contact you to advise when and where your group will resume face-
Unfortunately some groups will not be resuming until next year and some not at all – but we have better news for less able walkers from Alan Chapell:
“I am thinking of starting a walking group for people who are unable to manage the three to four miles short walk but could manage one mile. I would plan walks such as: James Hamilton Heritage Loch, Glen Esk, Langlands Moss area and would stick to paved paths and few slopes. Foul weather could see us use the Town Centre Mall. This walk would take place on the second Monday of each month starting with 13th September, meeting at selected walk at 10.00. If anyone is interested then please
Email: email@example.com I need your name email address and a mobile number.”
Calling all country dancers! Rosalind Holmes from East Renfrewshire u3a writes: “We run a group with a paid tutor and I'm wondering if any of your members would be interested in joining. It meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 2 to 4pm in the Newton Mearns Parish Church at The Avenue in Newton Mearns and the cost is £4 per meeting. The group is starting to meet again on Wednesday 8 September. It is run by a highly qualified and experienced Scottish Country Dancing tutor -
I hope to see lots of you at a monthly meeting very soon. Meantime, keep on keeping safe.