Our February meeting with Rosa Cato from the David Livingstone Trust was extremely interesting and provoked a lot of memories – including primary school summer trips and volunteers driving African athletes out to Blantyre during the Commonwealth Games. We agreed that a trip to the property would be in very much in order once the refurbishment is complete and COVID restrictions permit. Meanwhile, for those who want to learn more, Rosa recommends:
Next month’s meeting will be on Monday 1 March and our speaker will be Ian Neilson who is going to talk about the work of the Mission Aviation Fellowship, a charity providing flights for aid, development and mission organisations to thousands of communities throughout the world.
Invitation to March Monthly meeting:
Elaine de Vries is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Monthly meeting for March 2021
Time: Mar 1, 2021 01:45 PM London
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 841 4316 7736
Following this meeting the programme is:
Monday 12 April
Zoom Anne Robertson “Dance Around Scotland” – Scottish Country Dancing.
Monday 10 May
Zoom AGM. Please try to attend as we need 50 to be quorate. The calling notice and appropriate paperwork will be issued with the March Newsletter.
Monday 7 June Zoom We are hoping to offer a virtual afternoon summer outing to the Trossachs. More information as soon as available.
Make music to have fun
We have a suggestion for a new activity group for people with an interest in making music. What is suggested is to be a fun thing with anyone joining having the opportunity to participate and enjoy contributing to a musical event in any format or genre. (Probably not classical or jazz.) No experience or instrument is necessary (voice is an instrument).
It will be the group’s objective to develop each other's musical interest, enjoyment and experience in a spirit of companionship. As an example, someone might cover an existing song/tune they like, or try something they've written. The group then gets together to play/develop it musically. Interested? In the first instance please contact Alan Dickie, Groups Co-
COVID free volunteering opportunities with Project Scotland
ProjectScotland is a charity that supports young people and adults who face significant barriers in life. They offer tailored support, the opportunity to gain employment skills through volunteering placement, and mentoring. They are currently looking for volunteers to be a mentor to someone who is already receiving our support. It is a commitment of one hour a week and can be done virtually but ideally, they would like to match mentees with mentors who live in their local area.
Email or call Lydia if you would like some more information.
Lydia Murphy Mentor Project Worker ProjectScotland
Some national news
Have a notion to write a play?
u3a Scotland, in conjunction with Citadel Arts Group, is offering a ten-
The first meeting of the group (and tester session) will be on Wednesday 10 March at 2pm. For more information and to register please email Richard Peoples at: firstname.lastname@example.org
u3a Member Link
The u3a offers a valuable nationwide resource to help keep us all connected, active and learning together. Geographical location need be no barrier in an online world. Keep informed via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook or via the monthly Radio Podcast. See the attached leaflet for further information.
I hope to see lots of you at our next monthly meeting and I’m glad that many of you seem to appreciate these Newsletters. Is there anything else we can do to keep in touch?