Vulcan XH558 trip

vulcanBecause of the on going flying programme, Ernie Rogan has only been able to arrange an autumn date for the visit.

Thursday 9 October for the 11:00 presentation.

Would interested members please contact Ernie via email only, click here to email.

Ernie will try and advise all members who have already been in contact.

This is a one-off, not part of the Let’s Go programme.

U3A PRESENTS MEMORIAL PLATE

Jean Pearson, chairman of u3a todmorden presented a silver plate to todmorden high school in memory of John McNair. John was the founder and first chairman of u3a Todmorden.

20 Sept 2013 John McNair plate presentation
Chris Wilcox (Deputy Head), Barbara McNair,Jean Pearson (u3a Chairman), Miriel Bell (Head of Foreign Languages) and Adam Waldman (Head Of World Studies)

Jean Pearson, chairman of u3a todmorden presented a silver plate to todmorden high school in memory of John McNair. John was the founder and first chairman of u3a Todmorden. He was an educationalist, taught modern languages and was a governor at the high school. John was awarded the military medal for gallantry during World War 2.

The plate was handed to the head teacher by Barbara McNair, John’s daughter. The prize will be awarded annually for outstanding achievement in the study of foreign languages. In the photograph are Chris Wilcox (deputy head), Barbara McNair, Jean Pearson (u3a chairman), Miriel Bell (head of foreign languages) and Adam Waldman (head of world studies).

photograph by philip willis | report by ernie rogan

JEAN’S TERM OF OFFICE STARTS WITH A GREAT SUCCESS

Jean Pearson, newly elected chairman of u3a Todmorden started her term of office by opening a busy exhibition day at Central Methodist Church.

Coffee Morning 19 Sept 2013Jean Pearson, newly elected chairman of u3a Todmorden, following the untimely death of David Cross, started her term of office by opening a busy exhibition day at Central Methodist Church. Jean said she was delighted by the attendance, not only of members but also the public .

Over 100 people saw displays by 21 of the 23 specialist groups : art appreciation, practical art, crafts, philosophy, social history, let’s go, coffee club, ramblers, world affairs, science, natural history, photography, lunch club, spanish conversation, poetry appreciation, art club, creative writing, quiz and scrabble groups, table tennis and badminton and the concert party. Jean said it was difficult for her to visit all the stands because of the throng of people: but she was not complaining !

16 new members joined, on the day and many groups confirmed that they had also experienced great interest. membership now totals 325, perhaps making u3a Todmorden one of the largest organisations in the Upper Calder Valley. The monthly members meeting followed the event and was attended by 132 members and visitors.

photograph by philip willis | report by ernie rogan