“5th October 2021. At a Special meeting of Bromyard U3A today, and as nobody came forward for the posts of Chair, Vice-Chair or Secretary, it was sadly decided to wind up this branch. There will be a committee meeting in November after discussion with the National Office. Many thanks to our Chair and Secretary, who have been in post for longer than they should have been, and to all the committee. “
**Bromyard U3A is, regrettably, in danger of being dissolved. Both Chairman and Secretary have resigned, after serving us excellently for longer than they should! Nobody has expressed an interest in taking over.
However, there is one last chance. There will be a meeting for members on 5th October 2021. If nobody comes forward at that meeting (or before), then steps will be taken to dissolve ourselves.**
ALL MAIN MEETINGS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! We hope you all keep well and continue to help each other.
Some groups have worked out how to continue: Singing for Pleasure, the Book Group, Patchwork and Quilting and Uke3A are happily zooming. Other groups are trying to decide how best to meet.
Bromyard is a small but lively market town in Herefordshire. We are surrounded by glorious countryside, but have facilities which are the envy of other, larger towns - the Conquest Theatre, which has an impressive range of performances, and the Local History Centre with its Exhibition Room and facilities for research. It also has a popular and rapidly growing branch of U3A.
What is U3A?
U3A (The University of the Third Age) provides opportunities for learning activities,
practical activities, companionship, and outings for people who have 'retired' from full time employment.
U3A is part of the Third Age Trust (a registered charity) and comprises some 724 locally organised U3A bodies who operate under the guidance of a Central Office in London.
Bromyard and District U3A was formed in 2011 and currently has around 100 members. It is run by a Committee elected from the membership that exercises general oversight of the 'Interest Groups' in which the majority of activities take place.
Membership of Bromyard & District U3A:
Members pay an annual fee (Currently, just £12 pa). In return they become entitled to:
*** MEMBERSHIP FEE - DISCOUNTED FOR ONE MORE YEAR ONLY 2020 - 21. £12 ***
Attend the Monthly General Meeting in Bromyard;
Attend our Annual General Meeting, nominating and voting for committee members;
Join the Interest Groups we run; please contact the Newsletter Editor for information about any group.
Receive our own monthly newsletter and can subscribe to 'Third Age Matters' national magazine;
Join in our Outings organised from time to time.
Attend courses run by Central U3A or undertake online learning provided by them or through their alliance with Open University.
(There is a no charge levied for attendance at our Monthly General Meetings but Interest Group meetings may charge to cover incidental costs.)
Together with other neighbouring U3As (Ledbury, Malvern, Leominster, etc.) we are part of U3A’s Cotswold Link, and members can attend their meetings and events.
U3A members can access various benefits such as financial, insurance, data protection and other advice on the national U3A website. There is also a national Resource Centre and a list of people who can be contacted for help and advice on various different subjects
To become a Member, or find out more: Please see our 'Contact' page.
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