A very successful start

About 50 people attended the information evening for the new U3A Ellesmere group.

Lena Metcalf and John Yarrall explained the current thoughts on how the group will be organised. There will be a general meeting held at the Lincoln Events Centre on Wednesday 26 November where a set of rules will be presented for approval and the committee will be elected.

The first monthly meeting is to be held Wednesday 25 February 2015 at 10am.

Three members from U3A Port Hills Incorporated, who are supporting the formation of new group also gave their thoughts.

Lisa Larkin, Community Development Advisor from the Selwyn District Council, gave her enthusiastic support. Many thanks to the council for providing the room at no charge and for offering to provide publicity material. We are confident that the council will continue to support us as we get established.

Many people filled in application forms on the spot and many more were taken away. From the forms already returned Travel appears to be a popular interest group.

We currently have 50 people who have registered interest so we are off to a great start.

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