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Annual General Meeting, May 20th 2021

Our AGM will be held by Zoom at 10.30 am on Thursday 20th May, before our usual Coffee Morning talk. We will email the necessary documents, including the Agenda and the Accounts,  to all members for whom we have an email address in the week beginning 16th May.  We will also deliver hard copies to those without an… Read More »

Subscription reduced for 2021/2022

March 2021 The Committee has decided on a reduced subscription rate for 2021/2022 of £10 for an individual membership (plus £8.00 for a printed newsletter).  For a couple living at one address, it will be £20 (plus £8 for a printed newsletter).  This will apply for the renewal round from May 2021 – full details of when and… Read More »

From the Chair – Feb 2021

It’s now 12 months since many of us were at the Baptist Church drinking coffee, chatting to each other and listening to a talk about beavers on the National Trust’s Holnicote Estate.  Since then we have learned so much!  New words and phrases have entered our lexicon: Covid; Zoom; social distancing; the ‘new normal’…  Familiar expressions – such… Read More »

From the Chair Jan 2021

Last year ended on a successful note with the creation of our new website, featuring the lively Advent calendar, and a special coffee morning with live music.  As I wrote in December, with the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination programme, it may be possible to return to holding meetings indoors later this year.  Until then, however, our u3a… Read More »

From the Chair December 2020

In my November column, I told you we were still planning to hold a ‘real’ coffee morning in May 2021, but at the time of writing even May seemed somewhat optimistic.  Since then, however, we’ve heard news of encouraging vaccine developments, so – given a reasonably speedy roll-out of the vaccination programme – a real May coffee morning… Read More »

From the Chair Nov. 2020

Here we are in another lockdown and it is likely that restrictions will be in place well into next year.  I had thought, for a while, that next May would be the time when most of our groups and our coffee mornings would be able to restart: maybe this is now a little optimistic, but for the time… Read More »

Secretary – needed urgently!

Our U3A cannot function without a Secretary.  This role is vital to keep the Committee in order and to liaise with National Office.  Jan Lowy has been Secretary for the last few years, but is due to ‘retire’ at the end of her term of office with the Committee in 2021.  We need you to volunteer! Jan Lowy,… Read More »

From the Chairman Oct 2020

There has been quite a lot of activity from the National Office of the U3A in the last month.  The Third Age Trust, which is the umbrella organisation, held their AGM on-line.  Technology moment at its best  –  I was unable to log on, but Jan fortunately was able to and she cast our 2 votes on the… Read More »

From the Chairman Sept 2020

Over the last few months our ever-changing language has acquired new expressions, such as ‘new normal’, ‘COVID safe’, and ‘social distancing’.  Innocuous little words, yet what an impact on our daily lives!  It is now almost certain that, until 2021, we won’t be able to meet indoors in our interest groups without breaking government guidelines.  However, several groups… Read More »