The A VALE of Clwyd group is finding its bearings following the Covid pandemic.
Ruthin u3a held their Annual General Meeting at Ruthin Rugby Club recently.
The u3a is a national organization with charitable status, with branches in cities across the UK, for people who are retired or no longer working full time.
At the center are various self-directed interest and activity groups, meeting in various locations, such as a local library hall, church, community center or member’s home.
It has dozens of activity groups, as diverse as hiking, a book club, a ukulele group, tennis, French and even Latin.
The AGM was chaired by Jack Shakespeare, who described how the group is now finding its feet after the last two years of the pandemic, with an adventurous program including many old favourites, with growing environmental interest led by its sustainability group.
Activities of this group have included planting trees and wildflowers, visits to an organic farm, talks, discussions and movie nights.
u3a has secured discounts on tickets to the Southport Flower Show and is running a coach for members.
The AGM approved the retention of Jack Shakespeare as Chairman, while Delyth Edwards (Treasurer), David Hislop (Membership Secretary) and Peter Lund (Bulletin Editor) were elected to the committee.
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The guest speaker at the meeting was Roger Devonside, recalling decades of wing-walking on light aircraft at speeds of up to 120 mph.
His farewell message could be considered a philosophy of life: “Don’t descend until the propeller has stopped!”
As it is U3A’s 40th anniversary this year, the group is holding a promotion day on August 20 at the Ruthin Flower Show.
Anyone interested in joining can find full information on their website by searching for Ruthin U3A.