At Barnsley & District u3a, everyone, without exception, is first
and foremost a normal everyday member, with needs and wishes that are
just the same as any other of our 1250+ members. But in addition to
being everyday members, these individuals have also stepped up and
volunteered extra time and energy. They take on the duties that make up
the vital infrastructure, hidden behind the scenes, that keep things
All this is well worth remembering if you have a problem or
difficulty because these individuals aren't part of a faceless uncaring organisation they are your fellow members doing their absolute utmost to oil (the
vibrant but very occasionally creaky) wheels of our Barnsley and
We welcome enthusiastic support in our efforts to keep
things running well, and if you feel you could shadow one of the committee
and lend a hand when needed, or even possibly take on a role yourself to help
us in its running, you will be welcomed with open arms!
Would you like to talk to a Committee Member, or someone who carries out a key role? We are always happy to receive comments, suggestions or new ideas.
If you have a question about Groups please ask Indu Kumar
If you have a suggestion for a speaker at one of our monthly meetings please send an email to our Chair.
Should you wish to email a committee member just click on their name.
Putting faces to the names: Our 2023 - 2024 Committee Members are:
Chair: VACANT AT PRESENT Vice Chair: VACANT AT PRESENT
Business Secretary and Events: Sue Stokes Treasurer: Niall Clarke
Groups/ Development: Web & SM Manager: Robin Northcut
Membership Sec: Trudy Atkinson Publicity: Jo Kasparek
and SM Manager
Social Committee: Pauline Buttling: Room Bookings: Niall Clarke
Risk Assessment & Compliance Officer: Jean Embury
Penistone Manager/New Members Secretary/Membership Administrator: Helen Dew
Co-opted Committee Member: Fred Brookes
Also, although not committee members:
The Buzz Editor: Helen Simms
Minutes Secretary: Rita Silcock Awaiting photo