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CHAIRMAN'S BLOG 2
by Richard Thomas - 11:18 on 12 June 2012
CHAIRMAN’S BLOG - 11/6/12
In thinking about how we might attract more members to the U3A, I have been wondering whether our title might act as deterrent to some folk. Is it possible that the word ‘university’ is off-putting in that it implies a level of academic endeavour and perhaps formality? We know that it’s not the case and clearly we are part of the University of the Third Age and can’t move away from it even if we wished. It seems to me that if we were to give more publicity to our programme and to the activities of the groups, we could overcome a least some of the possible misconception about what we’re about.
Am I right about this or barking up the wrong tree?
I gather that there have been recent discussions about getting reports of group activities into "The Orcadian", I am sure that this would help to show what range of activities are catered for.
We also need to try and get some other groups up and running although I realise that it is not easy to get the initial support and organisation for new groups.
Maybe if we had posters with photos of the skydiving group it would help.
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