of being a member is to participate in one or more of the Groups
and Activities. As U3A is a self-help organisation it draws upon
the talents, skills and experience of its membership. These can
be many and varied, and every new member has lifetime experiences
to draw from and share. Participation in Groups and Activities means
having a willingness to contribute and this can include:
- making a
short presentation at a group meeting
a theme for a session
- acting as
a Group leader or coordinator
and starting up a new group.
In short, to
get the best from Glossop U3A members should be active rather than
passive. As with all lifetime education the more a member puts in
the more they get out. The more members we have the more active
we can be, the more fun and enjoyment we can have and the more groups
we can offer.
We manage to
run a wide range of Groups and this
is because members are willing to act as organisers, coordinators
or leaders. We are always trying to expand our range but it is inevitable
that some groups have to be limited in size because of the capacity
of available rooms. We hope that we will be able to meet your needs
but if you do find that a group is full please do not be too disappointed--there
are others. And --- if you join us with a particular interest and
want to start a group we will be very enthusiastic to support you.
As a fully paid-up member you can also join in with all the trips
and visits that are organised throughout the year.