My name is Karen Usher and I am Chairman of Kings Hill and District U3A.

Where we are: We are a new U3A in Kent, South East England, about 35 miles from London.

Membership: Our membership is 190 as at April 2013 and we are gradually increasing each month.

Activity Groups: There are 28 interest groups -- Art, Art Appreciation, Bird Watching, Book Circle, Bridge, Crafts, Creative Writing, Current Affairs, Digital Photography, Family History, Finance and Economics, French, Garden Visits, Gardening, History Of Kent, Mahjong, Military History, Philosophy, Scrabble, Singing, Spanish, Theatre, Village Visits, Walking, Wine appreciation.

Personal comment: Since I became chairman when we formed in October 2012, I have met so many people who are committed to making our U3A a success. I am learning many new skills since joining and there is no pressure, just pure enjoyment.