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, Gill Brady, Groups’ Secretary. Email: groups@formbyu3a.org.uk

Group Leaders Page – please click HERE

Please remember that from January 2022 onwards, you will need your BLUE 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


LATEST GROUP – LINE DANCING 2 – LAUNCHED 17th MARCH 2022

The dancing will be led by Nicia Williams who has been teaching line dancing for many years. She teaches a mix of old favourites and newly popular dances at a pace that suits the whole group so that both beginners and those with some experience will feel at home. A contribution to expenses will be required.

There are vacancies and if anyone should wish to join us, or even just come along for a try. It would be helpful if they could contact me first Eric Baker 07516 654003 – group details below

http://www.formbyu3a.org.uk/?page_id=4365


April 2022 Group news and vacancies. Author, Gill Brady – Groups Secretary

The Committee is well aware that many Groups are full so is keeping records of members interests. Once there is sufficient interest for a new Group we will try to set one up. Each Group needs a Group Leader or Leaders and the Committee and existing Group Leaders are very willing to help new Leaders. The u3a is all about self help, co-operation and learning together.

I have taken over as Groups Secretary and can be contacted by emailing: groups@formbyu3a.org.uk or by telephone on 643745. Sometimes a group may be full in which case it is an easy solution to form another group and we will be happy help to get things started and support anyone who would like to take on the role of Group Leader.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for

  • if you have a suggestion for a new Group
  • if you are willing to help organise a Group
  • if you want to join a new Group

please get in touch.

Recently formed groups with some vacancies are:

Line Dancing

Local History

Sewing / Craft

We have an experienced fisherman who has volunteered to start a small group of 10 people for fly fishing trips and get togethers. It will be suited to both learners and the experienced so please get in touch at groups@formbyu3a.org.uk if this is the group for you

These Groups may have vacancies at present but please check the individual group for details:- Art and painting, Book clubs 3 and 5, Boules, Bowls, Bridge (apply to Nikki Harrison Bridge Co-ordinator), Canasta 4 and 5, Chess for beginners, Cycling and Cycling for softies, Discussion, Fell walking, Floral Art, Folk Group, French improvers 1, Gardening 1, Golf Wednesday, Guitar, Literature 2, Lunch Club Sundays, Mahjong, Music appreciation, Recorder Group, Science, Scottish Dancing, Singing for Pleasure if you are a tenor or a bass, Songs of the sixties, Swimming, Ukulele, Walking 2, 3 and 6, Watercolour painting 2. A folder with details of each Group is available at monthly meetings.

We think the information on Groups on the website is now pretty well up to date but it would be helpful if Group Leaders could check their entry and let us have updates as appropriate.


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
BOULESBOWLSBRIDGE 1
BRIDGE 4BRIDGE 5BRIDGE 8
BRIDGE 9BRIDGE 12BRIDGE 15
BRIDGE 22BRIDGE 25CANASTA 1
CANASTA 3CANASTA 4CANASTA 5
CHESS FOR BEGINNERSCOOKERY GROUPCRIBBAGE
CURRENT AFFAIRSCYCLINGCYCLING FOR SOFTIES
DISCUSSION GROUPFAMILY HISTORY 3FELL WALKING
FLORAL ART 1FOLK GROUPFRENCH IMPROVERS 1
GARDENING 1GOLFGUITAR
LINE DANCINGLINE DANCING 2LITERATURE 1
LITERATURE 2LOCAL HISTORY 5LOCAL HISTORY 6
LOCAL HISTORY 7LOCAL HISTORY 8LOCAL HISTORY 9
LOCAL HISTORY 10LOCAL HISTORY 12LOCAL HISTORY 14
LOCAL HISTORY 15LOCAL HISTORY 16LUNCH GROUP 2 SUNDAY
MAHJONGMUSIC APPRECIATION 1OPERA APPRECIATION 1
OPERA APPRECIATION 3QUIZRECORDER
SCIENCESCOTTISH DANCINGSCRABBLE 3
SEW and CHATSEW, CHAT and CRAFTSINGING FOR PLEASURE
SKIFFLE GROUPSONGS OF THE SIXTIESSPANISH (Basic)
SWIMMINGTABLE TENNISUKULELE
UNOWALKING 2WALKING 3
WALKING 4WALKING 5WALKING 6
WATERCOLOUR PAINTING 2WINE APPRECIATION 5WINE APPRECIATION 6