Numbers at Gainsborough and District u3a are beginning to pick up a little, with membership now being about 120 after several newcomers. Attendance at the Thursday meetings has also risen, with over 60 members listening to Dr John Rhodes speak on the work of the Mercy Ships.
Dr Rhodes was able to show the new ship which has been specially built for their work. It looked very impressive and included a large auditorium to enable instruction of larger numbers of local health workers on some of the relatively easy tasks which would help so many local people.
There are, however, still many members who are not ready to rejoin groups because of Covid fears. One consequence of this is that a couple of groups – Midweek Lunch and Local History – have been (temporarily, it is hoped) cancelled, largely for want of a volunteer to take on the role of Convenor.
On the plus side, the Ten Pin Bowling group, started since Covid, is going well, as are the Kurling and Sunday Lunch groups.
The committee decided not to try for a Jubilee event as membership is so widely spread geographically and a choice of venue would have been difficult. Members did attend events at the Gainsborough Methodist Church and at Morton Village Hall, where quite a few Kurlers were seen consuming large quantities of cakes – and very good they were too.
Find out more about Gainsborough and District u3a at www.u3asites.org.uk/gainsborough.