Brackley & District

News Items

Coronavirus Times - Edition 2 (Posted 24/04/2020)
You will have received your The Coronavirus Times - Edition 2 by email, (see online copy and puzzle answers via "CV Times" Button at the top of the page).

Coronavirus Times - Easter Edition (Posted 10/04/2020)
You will have received your The Coronavirus Times - Easter Edition by email, (see online copy via "CV Times" Button at the top of the page). If you had trouble getting to the quiz answers from your copy you can find them here CT EE - Quiz Answers. Also the Pyramid Solution

Coronavirus - Annual General Meeting Cancelled (Posted 08/04/2020)
As previously posted our Annual General Meeting was to be on Thursday 21st May 2020. Due to Coronavirus restrictions affecting us all, the AGM has been cancelled for the time being. The Chairman will let all members know when the monthly meetings and groups can start up again and at that time a new date will be set for the AGM.

Coronavirus - Keeping in Touch (Posted 27/03/2020)
To help you remain connected with your family and friends whilst you are self isolating at home the National U3A Site has some advice on Keeping in Touch etc during the crisis.

Members Christmas Dinner (Posted 22/03/2020)
The Committee send all of our members their best wishes at this extremely difficult time. In hope and expectation of happier times to come please see attached notice for the 2020 Members Christmas Dinner. This will be held at the Silverstone Golf Club on Friday 27th. November. Please contact the Membership Secretary (07444 363494) for more information and to reserve your place.

Coronavirus (Posted 17/03/2020)
In addition to the previous post and in view of the recommendations from the Government the Committee has decided to also cancel all group meetings until further notice. This supersedes any information in the Calendar, Group and Events webpages.

Coronavirus (Posted 17/03/2020)
In view of the recommendations from the Government the Committee has decided to cancel all monthly meetings until further notice. This supersedes any information in the Calendar, Group and Events webpages.
Membership can still be renewed either by post or putting it through Karen’s letter box (2 Steane View Brackley NN13 7AF or Marie Starkey 2 Martial Daire Boulevard Brackley NN13 6LP). When you renew your membership if possible can you please pay by cheque.
Karen will still receive nominations for the committee.
This message supersedes the earlier post but the advice contained in that post will continue to apply to meetings when they resume.

Coronavirus (Posted 13/03/2020)
Your committee recognise that the current Coronavirus situation is unsettling and we want to reassure you that we are closely monitoring the developing situation and following Government & U3A National Office guidance. At the present time we are not cancelling our March monthly meeting. Should anything change we will inform you as soon as possible.
When attending any U3A meeting we ask you to take the following Government advice:
Washing hands regularly for around 30 seconds and use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser if soap and water is not available.
Maintain good hygiene practices such as using tissues when coughing or sneezing and disposing of the tissue in a bin.
Do not shake hands and use the sanitiser and tissues provided at the door if necessary.

Annual General Meeting (Posted 13/03/2020)
Our Annual General Meeting will be on Thursday 21st May 2020. The Committee will be standing down in April. Nomination forms for anyone who would like to stand for Committee can be found on the website and also obtained from Karen at our March meeting. All nomination forms must be returned to Karen by 3rd April 2020. If you need any further information regarding standing for Committee please speak to Karen or to a member of the Committee.

Membership Renewal (Posted 13/03/2020)
Membership renewal is due 1st April 2020. The Committee are pleased to inform you that we have been able to keep the membership fee to £12 and if you belong to another U3A membership fee is £6. If you are paying by cheque can you please fill the cheque in before you come to the meeting, check that the date is correct, signed and made payable to Brackley & District U3A. This will save time when you come to sign in. Members who belong to another U3A can you please renew with Karen and Marie (at the welcome table) and have your other U3A membership card with you. Completed membership forms can be posted or put through my letter box. (2 Steane View, Brackley NN13 7AF)

Poetry 2 (Posted 04/03/2020)
This new Group's Convenor is Frank Arnold. Their first meeting will be held in Brackley Library on Thursday 5 March 2020 10am - 12 noon.

Traditional Dance / Tea Dance (Posted 22/02/2020)
Please Note, the session on Friday 17th April + will now be a Tea Dance (2pm-5pm) at the Methodist Church, High St, Brackley.

Table Tennis for Fun (2) (Posted 03/10/2019)
"Table Tennis for Fun 2" group is a new group to give opportunities for playing Table Tennis in addition to those provided by the existing "Table Tennis for Fun" group which is oversubscribed. The new group meet at the Brackley Leisure Centre on Tuesdays from 13:30 - 15:30. The subscription is £2 per attendance.

If you wish to join this group please contact John Moore using the email link on the "Table Tennis for Fun 2" group web-page, or just turn up for the next session.

Please note, the members of the original group should remain in that group but are welcome to go to the new group for extra sessions if they wish.

Brackley U3A Open Day a Great Success (Posted 18/08/2019)
Brackley U3A Open Day on Thursday 15th. August was a great success. We were encouraged to have so many positive comments, "What a great atmosphere", "What a friendly bunch you all are! And what a great turn out", "I saw the advert, was a bit worried about coming on my own, now I'm here I find I know at least 6 of the members. I wish I'd had the courage to have come along before". The Group Leaders also reported that they seemed to have signed up dozens of our current members who wished to join various activities.

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