MEOPHAM U3A EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2021-2022 (Elected on 12/10/2021):
Lionel Patterson - Chair
As the 2019 Chair for Meopham U3A, here is a little of my background.
Born in 1948 at Hillside Avenue, Gravesend, I have lived mostly in Kent apart from spending two and a half years living and working in Lyon, France in the early 80’s. We have lived in Meopham since 1998.
I am married to Sharon and between us we have six children and nine grandchildren (at the last count)!
My last role before retiring from regular work was as Managing Director of a local Marketing Support and Graphic Design Company.
Prior to this role I was a Director of two other companies in similar fields of industry.
I enjoy the contact with people and working with teams and I am hoping that I can put my business experiences to good use during my term as Chair.
My interests range from Art, Music, Engineering/Motorcycles, Archery, Fishing and model boats; when time permits!
I am happy to discuss any suggestions or queries that occur so please don’t hesitate to speak to me or email me at the U3A address.
Lynda Bolton - Vice Chair
As a newcomer to Kent moving to New Ash Green in Feb 2018 to be near family. I like meeting people and getting out and about. Retired Admin Manager whose last Company was Bosch.
Linda Hall - Treasurer
Ann McEwan - Secretary
Ann McEwan Ann joined Meopham U3A last year, mainly because of its friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Her interests are wide and varied: music, history, art & walking to mention a few. She feels that the opportunities for her to learn more in U3A are endless. She is currently a member of our Italian, London Walks , London Visits & Kent Villages Groups.
Di Fenton - Membership Secretary
Hello I’m Di Fenton.
The new Membership Secretary, I also love London Trips Art Galleries, wine and books.
I joined U3A out of boredom and curiosity and I really like their belief that life is for learning and never stops!
Please contact me or any of the committeefind my details on the wensite.
We will always try to help!
Assistant Treasurer: vacant position
Beryl Connelly - Speaker Programme
COMMITTEE MEMBER / SAFEGUARDING REP: vacant position
Sue Bates - Groups Coordination Team Leader
Lesley Reid - Committee Member
I moved to Meopham in 2000, before retiring in 2013 from a career working with computers starting in the days of Punch cards (please don't drop them!!) until using a laptop on your desk. I progressed from the design side into Data Analysis, with software programmes such as Microsoft Excel and Access.
I currently attend Yoga and Pilates classes in the village, which helps my skiing during the winter months in Europe.
In the U3A, I am a member of the Cribbage and Painting & Drawing groups.