University of the Third Age hosts annual general meeting

Photo competition winner Sue Mayfield, centre, with U3A LM chair Claire Eglinton and secretary Beth Smith.
Photo competition winner Sue Mayfield, centre, with U3A LM chair Claire Eglinton and secretary Beth Smith.

University of the Third Age Lower North has three new committee members to replace those who retired at the 13th annual meeting on November 3.

Kath Lock, of Riverton, is vice-chair succeeding Millie Nicholls and committee persons Ian Foster and Peter Lisman, both of Clare, replace Anne Smith and Pauline Reid.

Claire Eglinton was re-elected chair, Beth Smith secretary, Justin Brady assistant secretary and publicity officer, Peter Wood treasurer, and Quentin Fleming program coordinator.

The meeting was attended by 44 people at the Clare Town Hall who were entertained by guest speaker Christopher Cocks, of Snowtown, a retired magistrate/barrister who led a ‘hypothetical’ based on a homicide where he had represented a defendant.

Guest speaker Christopher Cocks, centre, with new U3A LN committee members, Peter Lisman, left, Kath Lock and Ian Foster, with poet Mary Clark.

Guest speaker Christopher Cocks, centre, with new U3A LN committee members, Peter Lisman, left, Kath Lock and Ian Foster, with poet Mary Clark.

The audience was engaged as they asked questions to discover the reasons for a violent death which resulted in a conviction and long-term jail sentence for one of two young men.

First and second prizes in the annual photo competition judged by Ian Trengove went again to Sue Mayfield for studies of U3A LN’s walking group in wet weather.

To end the day’s program, U3A member Mary Clark recited a poem about her experiences in U3A.

U3A LN’s activities for 2017 will conclude with the end-of-year lunch and movie, Abdul and Victoria, at Blyth on Friday, December 8. Membership subscriptions are now due.