ERU3A celebrates its 10th anniversary

Provost Jim Fletcher cuts the cake.
Provost Jim Fletcher cuts the cake.

More than 100 members of East Renfrewshire University of the Third Age (ERU3A) got together to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

They were joined by Jim Fletcher, Provost of East Renfrewshire Council, and Julie Murray, director of the Health and Social Care Partnership.

Douglas Yates, who founded the U3A, gave a talk on how it all started, and a continuous loop of photographs gave a historical link to the activities over the years.

Provost Fletcher cut the celebratory cake which was duly distributed to the audience.

ERU3A has over 400 members and 44 interest groups (activities).

It offers membership to retired and semi-retired people who are interested in shared learning experiences in the wide range of interest groups, the chance to make new friendships and enjoy the opportunities of improved social interactions.

Retiring President, Bridie Stevenson, was presented with flowers and chocolates, and the celebration was judged a great success by all present.