Janet ErskineAs a U3A we continue to grow with over fifty new members joining us in the previous year and another thirteen in November. We are not yet at the stage where we need to form a new U3A but the increased numbers are starting to raise one or two issues. One of these is that due to Health and Safety regulations we are limited to having no more than 150 people in the Village Hall at any  ne time. In August we had 144. Members should be aware that our monthly meetings are on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and as and when we reach 150 members, additional members will regretfully have to be turned away. One other problem associated with our monthly meeting is the car parking restrictions. If necessary, we will place a ‘Car park full’ sign before the drive up to the rear car park. This will help save the frustration of driving up to the car park only to find there are no available places. May we request that members help to avoid this problem by car sharing with neighbours and friends whenever possible.
A little about me...
Before moving to Chinnor in December 2015 I was a member of Melbourn U3A in Cambridgeshire, where I started a French Conversation Group in January 2010. I joined the Chinnor Committee last spring and was then asked to stand as Vice-Chairperson, to take over from the experienced Bryan in January this year. Before retiring I worked as a teacher of English as a foreign language to adults as well as children and also worked as a Public Services Interpreter on an ad hoc basis. I’m a keen member of several interest groups: Creative Writing, Art History and a Reading Group, whilst co-ordinating the French Beginners’ and French Conversation Groups. When I can find the time, I like painting and at times help with our daughter’s children.

Janet Erskine


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