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We are greatly looking forward to welcoming you, but please note that this meeting is for members only. On arrival you will be asked to sign in at one of four tables in the entrance according to the first letter of your surname. Please arrive in good time to allow for some queuing, and have your membership card ready. (As we were unable to hold renewal meetings at the beginning of the year, your 2020/21 membership has automatically been extended to 30 September 2021).#

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"As we are considering the September 2021 meeting as a sort of re-launch after the recent difficult times, perhaps it is appropriate to remind ourselves that we are now nearly six years old, with our third Chairman and with about 200 members. When we were formed back in 2016 we were celebrated by the UK U3A movement as the 1,000th UK U3A. The then Committee travelled to Friends’ House in London on 22nd November to celebrate the occasion and hear addresses by Baroness Frances D’Souza a supporter of the movement and Dr Eric Midwinter the founder of the UK U3A movement. I think that congratulations and a vote of thanks are due to all Committee Members, past and present, and all the members, for their support and work in the Interest Groups over the past years. Let us work to continue our success and provide a valuable service for the residents of Churchdown and its environs.”

Roger Streatfield

The Third Age Trust wants to share with you information about the latest scams. Below are two experiences from u3a members who contacted us to share with other u3as. Please disseminate this widely to your members.

A u3a member got in touch with us to tell us she had received a phishing email supposedly from Norton, an anti virus software company, about payment to renew an account she does not have. It says that they will deduct over £220 unless she cancels within 48 hours. If you receive an email like this, please don't click on the links and please take independent advice before paying any unexpected requests for money.

A u3a member got in touch to tell us about a company who had taken extra money out of her bank account without her knowledge. The company involved specialises in products aimed at older adults. She contacted the bank who stopped any further charges on the card from the company and gave advice on what to do next, eventually the company paid back the money.

Please encourage your members to check their bank accounts regularly and immediately report any suspicious debits that they do not recognise. Most banks are able to put a stop to any charges and give advice on how to get refunds where appropriate.

Another good practice is to search for reviews and credit ratings before buying from a new company.

For support, tips and advice please go to Barclays Digital Wings initiative. You do not have to bank with Barclays – they have information on scams. Follow the link below - sign up and when asked, your code is U3A (in capitals).

You can find them at this Barclays Digital Wings address.

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