Churchdown

Welcome to Churchdown U3A

Dear All,
As you are aware all monthly meetings have been cancelled, until such times as social distancing rules are relaxed. Despite this Robbie has been in touch with speakers and has arranged an interesting programme,subject to any necessary changes. We will be in touch via email or phone so please keep your contact details up to date.

Please go to the local news at the top of this page for details of where local cafes, such as the Hub, have a menu.

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Have you renewed your membership, if not please do so by the end of the month

2020/2021 - The Application and Renewal Forms have been uploaded under links

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I am not sure whether anyone is interested, but there is a website for Thesofasingers.net James Sills is leading a weekly 45 minute singalong. The next session is at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, and you can register for it from 7:30 pm tomorrow (Monday) evening.

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All monthly meetings have been cancelled until we have further information. May I thank all members for their support and help in this difficult time. We can not be sure when groups and meetings will be able to start again but please keep in contact with each other.

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Info:

  • In future all reports and information about the monthly meetings, held on the third Wednesday of the month, will be on the welcome page and dates are also shown on the events page
  • The March newsletter is now available under Links
  • There is now a local news page at the top of the welcome page where local information may be found.

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Let Us Know!!

Dear Members
We currently have 23 groups, with our newly formed Whist Group and Cribbage Group, all of which meet regularly and where we can socialise, learn from each other and have fun! I'm sure that we all appreciate the Group Leaders' hard work in organising activities and venues. As we can't belong to all 20 it would be interesting to get a flavour in what happens in the various groups. If you belong to a group and have a spare 10 minutes, please write a few lines which give an idea of what goes on in your group. Alternatively, if the group is happy to be photographed you could send a photo/photos!! Please send them to Bill Craswell(Webmaster), contact details on the contact page, who can put them on the website.

Also, if you are interested in starting a new group and would like to know what is involved then please contact me.

Jill Bunting
Group Coordinator

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TRANSPORT

If you don’t have your own transport, how do you get to your chosen Interest Group Meetings?
• We believe that, like other U3As, the spirit of friendliness is alive and well amongst all our 200 members.
• Some members without transport have lifts from friends who attend the same group(s) – so, no problem
But what should you do if you want to attend a group where you know no one and have no access to a lift?

Here is a suggestion:

Tell someone about your difficulty. Contact the relevant group leader or Jill Bunting, our Groups’ Coordinator, or another Committee Member. They will try and help if they can.

But please remember:

  • You are expected to pay towards the travel cost of a lift.
  • We are not running a taxi service. It all depends on people’s goodwill.
  • Keep your communication lines open and let people know if you don’t need a lift.

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PROBLEM COMMUNICATING BY EMAIL WITH LEADERS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS?

If you do not receive a reply from a Group Leader or a Committee Member within five working days please contact another committee member who will do his / her best to help you. The chances are that the person you have contacted is on holiday and so unable to reply.

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Data Protection Policy

The Steering Committee has now produced a Data Protection Policy. A copy is posted in the LINKS section for your reference.

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UPDATE Newsletter

The latest issue of our new Newsletter has now been circulated to all our members. If you would like to read a copy, too, then please click on the name in the Links section on this page.

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Keeping in touch with the group(s) to which you belong.

As the groups form and take shape so changes are made about which we are not immediately informed. We are doing our best to keep you as up to date as possible but would suggest that you check with your group leader the time and date of your first group meeting - just to be on the safe side. Once you get to that first meeting you will, of course, be able to find out all the details of future meetings for yourself.

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Membership Information#

Please remember to take your card to all your Interest Group Meetings as Groups are being asked to keep an attendance record. Potential new members can still go to an interest group meeting but they will be asked to complete and submit a membership application form.

If you are not a U3A member and want to join then please download a copy of the Membership Application Form that is shown as a link on this page. If you have any questions, then do please contact a committee member.