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COVID - 19 CORONAVIRUS

DUE TO THE CURRENT PANDEMIC THE MANAGEMENT OF PRIMROSE COMMUNITY CENTRE HAVE ANNOUNCED THAT THE PREMISES WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

AS A RESULT OF THIS DECISION ALL BEDE OF JARROW U3A ACTIVITIES ARE SUSPENDED.

THERE WILL BE NO COFFEE MORNING NOR WILL THE AGM TAKE PLACE.

AS SOON AS THE PREMISES ARE REOPENED WE SHALL INFORM ALL CONCERNED.

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I hope you are all well and keeping safe. At least we have had some exceptionally good days to enjoy our gardens etc.

Our Almoner, Ann Riseborough, has retired from committee after many years of good service and her role has been taken over by Sandra Connolly. Sandra can be contacted on 0191 428 0873. As you know we regularly send cards to anyone who is ill, bereaved etc so if you are aware of anyone you would like us to send a card to please contact Sandra direct or any committee member.

Following the current review of the lockdown measures it would appear that Cinemas, Restaurants, Bars etc will be open from 4 July subject to social distancing. The restriction is being reduced to 1 metre, in place of 2. One household can meet another in their home. They do not have to be the same family, so friends can meet up.

The positive side of lockdown has enabled us to do the jobs that we have put off for a while coupled with the fact that we can have as much garlic in an evening meal without compromising any meeting the following morning. Exercise has increased as well as the recycling of Amazon packaging and unfortunately the amount of wine etc.! Margery and I can’t be the only ones!

Croquet has resumed its normal timetable of Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons at 1:30pm with social distancing being observed. Third Age Trust has advised that a personal risk assessment be undertaken before playing.

I have been in touch with Primrose Community Centre and have been advised that they are having a Trustees Meeting this weekend to discuss the way forward considering that the Government Guidelines have been relaxed for Community Associations. Hopefully we can look forward to progress towards restarting our U3A programme.

I am attaching the link to the June issue of the Third Age Trust Newsletter and hope you enjoy reading it.

https://u3a.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=656ad5962b370cc9e2731d1ed&id=8f2ffdff94&e=123bd8144d

This is the link for the U3A Newsletter Express

https://mailchi.mp/u3a/u3a-newsletter-express-4-06-29-20?e=45307e4442

Regards
The
Brian Green
Chairman
21 Woodside Drive, Boldon Colliery, Tyne & Wear, NE35 9BP
briangreen@me.com
07801975755

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BEACON

Beacon is a computerised membership recording system recommended by the Third Age Trust.

It is centrally based allowing Membership Secretaries, Group Coordinators, Group Leaders, access to the system from their own computers.

Bede of Jarrow is adopting the system.

Members will be able to access their own record, ensuring that their personal contact details are correctly recorded in the system.

Access is via the Member Portal.(SEE "LINKS" ON THIS PAGE)

Further information will be released nearer the effective date.

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GROUP LEADERS

Would all Group Leaders please note that any problems they might encounter in their normal duties should be brought to the attention of the appointed Group Coordinator, Rod Gillies.

SEE CONTACT PAGE FOR DETAILS.

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Forthcoming Speakers

2020

September 7thAndy CollinsSecrets of Lewis Carrol's Places
October 5thColin FrancisTimeless Theatre
November 2ndGiles RadcliffeFirst World War Stories for Remembrance Day
December 7thJimmy PowellFamous Faces

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THIS IS YOUR U3A

Have you any suggestions or ideas for Interest Groups for our membership to enjoy and take part in?
If you have, please let any Committee.Member know.

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OUR ALMONER NEEDS YOUR ASSISTANCE

Do you know of any member of our U3A who is ill, in hospital or recovering from an operation?

lf so, please let Sandra Connolly, Almoner, 0191 428 0873 know in order that she may take steps to contact them.

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NOTICE

The Committee wish to advise all members that Bede of Jarrow U3A are fully complying with the new GDPR regulations which came into force on May 25th 2018.
This was reviewed in May 2019 and any changes required acted upon.