Settle District U3A

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Welcome to your information source for all things connected with Settle District U3A

A registered Charity number 1095635

Getting started with Zoom Web Conferencing

You will need a computer with a microphone and a camera.

Have a look at the Short Tutorials for how to get started. More to follow.

Virtual Classes – get ready!

We are looking at ways of running some virtual classes so that we can continue our U3A activities through these challenging times. Some classes suit this medium and others do not – still thinking how table tennis might work, but language classes and dance exercise  should work very well.

This will mean that from the safety of your own home, you will be able to see and hear your session leader share their materials with you, both visually and audibly.

This is by necessity, technology dependant, so if you would like to join in with this experiment, then please take some time now to prepare.

So – have a look HERE for a quick introduction.

You will need to install 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.

Please watch this space and for letters from your Group Leader for further information. Oh yes, may have found a solution to the TABLE TENNIS PROBLEM

Thanks

Richard and Jeanne

              Live laugh and Learn

My Constant Lady, written by one of our members is set on the North East Coast and begins in 1765. It is the first of a three part romantic saga. It is available from Limestone Books.

REGIONAL and NATIONAL NEWS AND EVENTS

ATG Theatre Card Offerfor U3A members at a reduced price of £25 (full price £35). For more details visit the events page of the U3A members website www.u3a.org.ukor for more information phone national office 84666139

HOST
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. It�s 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. It�s also great fun. If you�re 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 dick.chapman@ntlworld.comfor more details

U3A Humour Groups– there are currently 35 groups in existence. Contact Jean Bishop 01903 695215or JeanBs2@aol.comfor a starter pack