Memberships of Crewkerne & District U3A and the other five University of the Third Age groups across South Somerset is on the increase. At a meeting of the Avalon network, which comprises of the U3As in Crewkerne & District, Chard and Ilminster, Yeovil, Camelot (Castle Cary), Somerton, Street and Glastonbury, each group reported an increase in membership and in the number of special interest groups they are running.
Val Warren of Crewkerne & District U3A, who is the Avalon representative on the South West Region committee said: “The future is looking very positive. More people want to join the U3A, get involved, learn new skills and make new friends.” Twenty five delegates from the six U3As attended the meeting, held at St James church hall in Yeovil.
Chair of Crewkerne & District U3A, Anne Bright has been working on improvements to the Avalon network website. Anne reported that the new look website would be launched very soon. Val Warren, who organised a successful induction workshop for new committee members in February, has been asked to organise a similar event. Val has already met with Sam Mauger, the CEO of the Third Age Trust and a date for the next induction workshop will be announced shortly to the U3A membership.