Treasurer wanted for our U3A


Do you enjoy working with figures?

Many of you will know our current Treasurer, Stuart Findlay.  Stuart reaches the end of his three year term on 31 March 2021 and, having done a great job, has decided he won’t stand for re-election to the post for a further three years.

Accordingly we are now seeking interest in the role from members who have some financial background.

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WHO – 65 is still young!

The World Health Organisation (WHO) had declared that 65 years of ages is still considered young.

Before, based on the Friendly Societies Act (1875) in Britain, old was defined by age of 50.  The UN has actually not adopted a standard requirement however recently 60 years of ages was referred as the border age to the word ‘old’.   However, the health organisation had done new research just recently, inning accordance with average health quality and life span, and defined a new requirement that divides human age as follows:

– 0-17 years of ages: underage
– 18-65 years of ages: youth/young individuals
– 66-79 years old: middle-aged
– 80-99 years old: elderly/senior
– 100+ years of ages: long-lived senior

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Dry out , wet back ( literally)

4 of the In-betweeners cycled to Inglenook farm in Rainford this morning. Setting out from Maghull in nice dry sunny weather we reached our destination in just over 50 minutes which was pretty good going for 9 miles into a headwind. The cafe is set with outdoor tables and ordering is made at an outdoor shed so lovely and safe. Having had a refreshing brew, ( and resisted the delicious cakes) we noticed dark clouds gathering so set off for home. Sadly within the first 1/4 mile the heavens opened and gave us a good soaking. This was repeated again just on the outskirts of Maghull so we literally had wet backs with the wind now behind us. However 19 miles of a good cycle ride  and pleasant company was worth the wetting!.

Coast and Park Ramble

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15 members took part in an 8 mile Covid19 secure walk today. using public transport as far as Brunswick station, from where we walked along the promenade as far as Otterspool, through the festival garden site and onward to Sefton park. Having completed a good circuit of the park in lovely spring sunshine, we had a  socially distanced picnic lunch by the Palm House, before returning to Lark Lane. Here some of the group enjoyed some outdoor hospitality in a watering hole before returning to Brunswick station. Regrettably the return walk was not as pleasant as we could see rain clouds in the distance which were gaining on us, and we received a thorough soaking before reaching the station. Nonetheless we had a good stroll rather than a ramble and it was good to be out and about again as a group enjoying the company. Next month we will walk to The Dream in St Helens which will be  harder and more of a ramble. Details to follow.