University of the Third Age gets set for an entertaining AGM

Chris Cocks.

Chris Cocks.

A retired magistrate is the guest speaker at the U3A Lower North’s 13th annual general meeting in November.

The meeting will be held on Friday, November 3, in the Barbara J. Long Room at Clare Town Hall at 2pm.

Highlight of the day promises to be a ‘hypotheticals’ presentation by Chris Cocks, of Snowtown, a legal practitioner and magistrate with many years’ experience.

The hypotheticals format was made famous on TV by barrister and entertainer Geoffrey Robinson.

There should be a good deal of audience interaction as they are asked to imagine various scenarios and alternatives.

With Chris’s anecdotes from more than 40 years of practice, including stints as a magistrate in his 30s and again in his 50s, it promises to be a very entertaining event.

The AGM program will include chair Claire Eglinton’s annual report of another successful year of groups and classes attended by U3A LN’s 200-plus members.

Photographs of members in action will be projected onto the big screen before the announcement of the winner of the annual photographic competition judged by Ian Trengove..

A mystery literary contribution by a U3A member is on the agenda before the day ends with U3A’s usual excellent afternoon tea.

Prospective members and friends of members are welcome to attend.