Ealing

Welcome

WELCOME TO EALING UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE (U3A)

(Ealing U3A is a Registered Charity (No. 1027138). We are a voluntary organisation receiving no grants.
All officers give their services free.
You can view the Constitution by clicking on the appropriate Link below.
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WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE

This new website, using the U3A Site Builder, supersedes the previous site. You should use it to follow what is going on in Ealing U3A and for transmitting your own ideas and information to fellow members.

Use the buttons at the top of each page to navigate around the site. If you open a document use the back button in your browser to return to the original page.

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EALING U3A - a co-operative of older people sharing educational, creative and leisure activities. The motives for joining are a desire to improve and share your knowledge and experience, to keep your mind active, to enjoy leisure pursuits and to socialize with like-minded people. No qualifications are needed and none is given. You share learning and leisure experiences across a wide range of activities through a network of self-managed groups. Members have access to our weekly talks on a wide range of topics, for example science, history, politics, literature, music and many more (see MEETINGS page). They can participate in the various interest groups (see GROUPS), in leisure activities such as rambles and visits to interesting places as well as in the occasional short courses. Learn about all of these by searching the various buttons on the top bar.

When you join Ealing U3a you will become part of a national U3A organisation that has about 400,000 members in the UK, in just over 1000 branches.

You can learn more about the U3A Organisation from the video at the bottom of this page (about 23 mins long).
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NEW MEMBERS:
You can sign up for membership by talking to anyone at the back desk at a Thursday meeting (see MEETINGS). Please come before 10.00am.
Enquiries concerning membership may also be made through the Membership Secretary by means of the CONTACT button at the top of this page.
If you cannot attend a meeting then a membership form can be sent to you by post if you include your address in the email enquiry.

SUBSCRIPTION FEE:
The yearly fee will be £25.00 for 2016 increasing to £30 in January 2017. For new members joining between July and December the fee is £10. Visitors to the Thursday morning talks will pay £3.00 per session.
Fees can be paid by cash or cheque (made out to Ealing U3A) at a meeting. We regret that we cannot take card payments.
This covers weekly meetings for three terms and most group activities. Many groups meet in members’ homes and 30p is usually paid towards any refreshments provided. If the interest group meets in a public room then a small charge, generally £1, is made towards the hire cost, and some visits may incur extra charges.

On joining Ealing U3A you also become a member of the London Region of U3As (accessible through the link on this page) which organises Shared Learning (research) Projects at different Institutes, Universities and other establishments, as well as Study Days, special meetings and a non-residential Summer School. You also have access to the National U3A movement, its annual Summer Schools and Conference and various meetings in London and elsewhere (see top U3A button).
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EALING U3A COMMITTEE 2016-2017

George Martin: Chairman
John Deighton: Vice-Chairman
Barbara Kinn: Treasurer
Margaret Martin: Secretary
Jill Thumpston: Membership Secretary
Sue Sotheran
Ann Marie Tighe: Interest Groups Coordinator
Co-opted members:
Margaret Proctor
Barbara Day

(Officers may be contacted through CONTACT)

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Because of family commitments, George Martin has tendered his resignation as Chairman from mid-February, 2017. Ealing U3A very much appreciates all the excellent work he carried out while in office.

The Vice-Chairman, John Deighton, will act as Chairman until the Committee, elected at the AGM on March 16, 2017, chooses a new incumbent.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

A new page has been added to the website (June 21, 2015). See CALENDAR in the buttons above.

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A TIP FOR USING THIS WEBSITE
New material is regularly inserted on the site. Always consult the NOTICE BOARD (on the right) to see what's new.

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If you have any comments or suggestions for this website please send them to the webmaster through this CONTACT button.
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CARING FOR OUR MEMBERS; A MESSAGE FROM JOHN DEIGHTON:

The Committee is very aware that many of our members live alone and, like us all, are ‘getting on in years’. I have been keeping in touch with members who are sick or house-bound, either by telephone or by sending a card. I do need to know who is sick so that I can carry out my job: so if people contact me I will take it from there.

John Deighton, 020 8863 6640, or by email through CONTACT

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MEMBERS OF EALING U3A MIGHT ALSO BE INTERESTED IN THE ACTIVITIES OF THE LONDON REGION OF U3As. FOR INFORMATION RELATING TO THE U3A IN THE LONDON REGION CLICK ON 'LONDON REGION' IN LINKS ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THIS PAGE.

FOR THE NATIONAL U3A CLICK ON 'NATIONAL U3A' IN LINKS ON THE RIGHT OF THIS PAGE.

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FOR THE CHAIRMAN'S REPORT TO THE MARCH 17, 2016 AGM and the REGIONAL TRUSTEE'S JUNE, 2016 NEWSLETTER SEE THE INFORMATION PAGE

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