Bulkington Nuneaton & Bedworth

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Committee Notices

CORONAVIRUS ADVICE

Following the confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, the Government and NHS have issued advice for members of the public.

Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

The UK Chief Medical Officers are advising anyone who has travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and is experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, to stay indoors and call NHS 111, even if symptoms are mild.

More information about the virus, as well as symptoms and advice, is available to view at:
Coronavirus advice 1

Or on the NHS England website at:
Coronavirus advice 2

Bulkington Reading Group
The March meeting of 19th is cancelled.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT – January 2020

We have a busy year ahead of us with several changes and activities being put forward.

U3A NATIONAL DAY on 3June 2020.
We will be looking at various activities to promote the U3A during the next few months with the main promotion taking place on 3 June. The Committee will be asking for help with these activities and we look forward to including people who have not been able to help before.
More news to follow on this subject.

COMMITTEE SUCCESSION
We will be holding the AGM in May 2020. This is a change from the last few years but will give people more time to see the Treasurer’s Report before the meeting. I will be standing down as Chair as my time to be a Committee member is coming to an end. We can only serve 6 years before we are compelled to stand down. Thus we will be looking for a new Chairman and committee members.
Sue Quittenton’s 6 year tem comes to an end next year so we will be looking for a new treasurer then.
I would ask people to consider standing for office as wee cannot have a U3A without a committee. More information on this subject will be included in monthly meetings until the AGM. If anyone is unsure they can shadow a committee member to see if the roles are something they might consider doing in the future. Sue Quittenton did this before she became Treasurer.

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
The annual subscriptions will be due on 31 March and Paul will be sending out the renewal forms within the next few weeks. Anyone who has not paid their subscription by 30 April will be deemed to no longer be a member. Only members can attend/vote at the AGM.

Monthly Meetings

Tue Feb 18th Monthly Meeting Talk - Edward Melly ~ The Man Behind The Museum by Matt Johnson
A talk to celebrate the centenary of Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery in 2017. Matt Johnson reveals the story behind the extraordinary local philanthropist, Edward Ferdinand Melly. Using extracts from Melly’s own diaries you will get a flavour of the man who did so much to make a difference to the lives of people in Nuneaton.

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Social Events

Wed Feb 19th Concordia Theatre, Hinckley - Billy (Liar) – The Musical - 7:30 PM
Billy is a daydreamer! With his complicated life – three women and a tense home life – daydreaming is his escape from reality.
Based on Keith Waterhouse’s ‘Billy Liar’ this musical tells Billy’s story in words and music, including such songs as ‘Ambrosia’ and ‘Some of Us Belong in the Stars’.

A Call for Volunteers for the Social Group

If you are prepared to propose and organise any single visit, please call Sue to arrange, thanks.

If you feel you could help or would like to volunteer please contact Sue Quittenton.

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New Constitution

Amended Constitution
Thank you all those who attended and voted at the SGM. The amended constitution has been adopted and is now accepted as valid by the Charity Commission. A copy has also been sent to U3A office to be used as a model for other U3As.
The Committee.

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Tools with a Mission

Tools Wanted

Do you have any unwanted tools, ones you no longer need or use? Clearing a garage or sorting a shed? The Rotary Club of Nuneaton is working with the charity Tools with a Mission to collect unwanted hand tools and other items to be sent to developing countries in Africa. These can change lives, help people to help themselves and create livelihoods for the future.
If you have any items you would like to donate please contact: Graham on 07875 31994 - Collection of donations can be arranged. See more details on the attachment right ->>
For further information on Tools with a Mission visit their website TWAM Website

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Free Library Service

We have been contacted by the Warwickshire Library and Information Service concerning their Home Delivery Service which is a free library service for those who are unable to visit their local or mobile library due to ill health and infirmity.

Volunteers call every four weeks with a selection of books based on customer preferences and they can stay and have a little chat with them about books and interests (as well as a lot of other things probably).
There is a link to a promotional flyer for further information and we will be having some leaflets made available at our monthly meeting.
It is a worthy and useful service and I urge those who have trouble getting to the library regularly to contact them on
01926 851031 or online at Library Website or email Library Email

Please Note: This service is for Warwickshire residents only. If you are from another county, then you will probably find that your own county provides a similar service.

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Computer Group

New tech device? Older device not working well? Need some help to do something specific? Come along to the Computer Group for help at all levels! Laptops, Tablets or Smartphones all are welcome.
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