GROUPS

Welcome to Formby u3a groups page.

Groups are the backbone of Formby u3a and in the eyes of our members the most important part of this great organisation. We want you to be able to join and enjoy the groups that interest you. We therefore work with Group Leaders to try to find vacancies in the groups of your choice and establish new groups where members have expressed a need. If you are having difficulties joining any of the groups below, and Group Leaders and Co-ordinators cannot help you – please contact me, Groups’ Secretary. Email: groups@formbyu3a.org.uk

Group Leaders Page – please click HERE

Please remember that from January 2021 onwards, you will need your ORANGE Membership Card at all events, including group activities.

If you do not renew your membership you are deemed to NO LONGER BE A MEMBER of Formby u3a and cannot partake of any of their activities as you will no longer have valid insurance cover


November 2021 Group news and vacancies. Author, Pam Ashton,

There has been excellent news on recruitment and on the Open Day which has led to a considerable number of new members.  This has led to a huge take-up of places in existing groups and a few requests for new groups.  There has been some success with establishing new groups and it is hoped that this will continue.  If you are interested in a new wine tasting group please let the Groups Secretary know.  There may also be a new Local History Group starting up – watch this space!

Art and painting, Bird watching, Book clubs 3, (Book Club 5 in development), Boules, Bridge (apply to Nikki Harrison Bridge Co-ordinator), Canasta 4 and 5, Chess for beginners, Cycling and Cycling for softies, Fell walking, Floral Art, French improvers 1, Gardening 1 and Guitar, Literature 2 (new Local History Group – watch this space), Lunch Club Sundays, Mahjong, Music appreciation, Opera appreciation 1, Poetry for fun, Science, Scottish dancing, Singing for pleasure if you are a tenor or a bass, Songs of the sixties, Swimming, Ukulele, Walking 3 and 6, Watercolour painting.


Bridge Co-ordinator:  Nikki Harrison is the Co-ordinator for the Bridge Groups.  She is the point of contact for members wishing to find out more about the different groups and which would be the most suitable group to join according to their experience.  Contact Nikki on 871308 or email Nikki

Local History Co-ordinator:  Lis Harvey of LHG 15 has volunteered to be the Co-ordinator for the Local History Groups.  Contact Lis on 621168 or email Lis

Walking Co-ordinator:  Jeremy Swinson of Walking Group 3 has kindly volunteered to liaise with all the walking groups, including ambling and fell walking. Contact Jeremy on 871509 or email Jeremy


Current List of ACTIVE Groups below

AMBLERS 3AMBLERS 4ART AND PAINTING
BIRD WATCHINGBOOK CLUB 1BOOK CLUB 2
BOOK CLUB 3BOOK CLUB 4BOOK CLUB 5 not yet active
BOULESBOWLSBRIDGE 1
BRIDGE 4BRIDGE 5BRIDGE 8
BRIDGE 9BRIDGE 10BRIDGE 12
BRIDGE 15BRIDGE 22BRIDGE 25
CANASTA 1CANASTA 2CANASTA 3
CANASTA 4CANASTA 5
CHESS FOR BEGINNERSCOOKERY GROUPCRIBBAGE
CURRENT AFFAIRSCYCLINGCYCLING FOR SOFTIES
DISCUSSION GROUPFAMILY HISTORY 3FELL WALKING
FLORAL ART 1FOLK GROUPFRENCH IMPROVERS 1
GARDENING 1GOLFGUITAR
LITERATURE 1LITERATURE 2LOCAL HISTORY 5
LOCAL HISTORY 6LOCAL HISTORY 8LOCAL HISTORY 9
LOCAL HISTORY 10LOCAL HISTORY 12LOCAL HISTORY 14
LOCAL HISTORY 15LUNCH GROUP 2 SUNDAYMAHJONG
MUSIC APPRECIATION 1OPERA APPRECIATION 1OPERA APPRECIATION 3
POETRY FOR FUNQUIZRECORDER
SCIENCESCOTTISH DANCINGSCRABBLE 3
SEW and CHATSINGING FOR PLEASURESKIFFLE GROUP
SONGS OF THE SIXTIESSPANISH (Basic)SWIMMING
TABLE TENNISUKULELEUNO
WALKING 2WALKING 3WALKING 4
WALKING 5WALKING 6WATERCOLOUR PAINTING 2
WINE APPRECIATION 5WINE APPRECIATION 6