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STOP PRESS – SEPTEMBER MONTHLY ZOOM MEETING CANCELLED
We have just heard that the Monthly Meeting talk by Hearing Dogs cannot take place as advertised in the newsletter because Puppy Watson has been taken seriously ill and is recuperating from an operation. Our apologies but it is now too late to find a replacement speaker.
AGM RESOLUTIONS AND NOMINATIONS
Please also see attached information about making resolutions and nominations for the AGM.
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This information has been sent to all non-email members in paper format.September resolution notice
Nomination Form 2020
INSIDE LOOKING OUT
HERE’S WHAT I DID DURING LOCKDOWN
Many members have found interesting and creative ways of keeping mentally alert and physically fit during “COVID 19” lockdown.
We would love it if you would share what you have been creating, making or doing with other members and when we are finally free to mingle and meet we would like to create an exhibition of your works and maybe raise some money for local causes.
In the meantime though we would like you to share photos/pdfs of your works or activities for a virtual exhibition on our website.
The subject is simply “INSIDE LOOKING OUT AND WHAT WE DID DURING LOCKDOWN” in any medium or format – written word, arts, crafts, handicrafts, activities, maybe even music or games……
So please send them to Jeanne Hine at
with your name and a description of your piece
Virtual Classes – 1st June update
We are successfully Zooming many classes. I think it’s fair to say that we are having some fun, and found new ways to ‘get out of the house’.We have zoomed ahead with Art Appreciation, Bird Watching, Book group, Bridge, Dance exercise, Geology, Great Lives, Philosophy, Singing for Pleasure and Spanish Intermediate. We now have a new group called Zoom Leaders, any member can ask us a question about zoom or other techy problems.
We have run some education classes for Group Leaders to help them set up classes of their own if this is practical for the medium.
Zoom can be used for any social gathering, to chat, share music and video ( this is a bit more tricky), slides or anything else your imagination can come up with.
There is a collection of videos and notes to be found HERE that may help you on your journey.
The Zoom service is hosted at https://zoom.us
You now have a choice of installing some software on your computer. Don’t panic. This will happen automatically when you click on the meeting link you will be sent when and if sessions start. If you want to get ahead, then go to HERE and download the software for your PC – Windows or Mac. Alternatively, zoom can be accessed from your browser now but the zoom is not as satisfactory.
Live laugh and Learn
REGIONAL and NATIONAL NEWS AND EVENTS
ATG Theatre Card Offerfor U3A members at a reduced price of Â£25 (full price Â£35). For more details visit the events page of the U3A members website www.u3a.org.ukor for more information phone national office 84666139
There are international students at our universities hoping to have the privilege of meeting people who live in the UK. Having a well-educated younger person from another part of the world visit you for a day, a weekend, or over Christmas, is an ideal way of exchanging ideas about your respective cultures. Itï¿½s an opportunity to take a pride in our own country and to understand more about another one, while showing kindness to someone far from home. Itï¿½s also great fun. If youï¿½re not sure about doing this on your own, why not get together with another U3A member and make a great international weekend of it? HOST is a well-established charity whose hosts are volunteers. Please see www.hostuk.orgor call local organiser Sue Binns on 01845 524846.
St Johns Ambulancepocket size guide covering 5 common emergency conditions available free on application www.sja.org.uk/sja/support-us/the-difference/get-a-free-first-aid-guide.aspx
First two of U3A Walking Guides are available one of Bodmin Moor and one written about Settle written by local u3a member Tony Stevens. Available to download (35 pages) on www.discoveringbritain.org
Special discountsfor U3A groups at RHS gardens. More information at www.rhs.org.uk/u3a
U3A National Chessby email – 57 U3A members from 54 different U3A groups playing chess by email. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org more details
U3A Humour Groups– there are currently 35 groups in existence. Contact Jean Bishop 01903 695215or JeanBs2@aol.comfor a starter pack