South Wales Network

Chairman:Dai JonesSecretary:Denise Jones
TreasurerMichael YoungWeb Page
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Facebook logo Facebook Group for South Wales U3As
This group will help keep members in touch. You will need to login to Facebook to view the pages:

New Photography Competition 2019/2020

As part of the Castles SLP we are running our first Wales Region Photography
competition, with the theme of ‘Castles in Wales’.
The competition is open to any U3A member of a U3A in Wales. U3As must register if any of
their members would like to enter. The first ‘heat’ of the competition takes place at local U3A
level. Details of how to register and participate in the competition are supposed to be available elsewhere on the Wales website (and when I can find it I will put a link to it).

Wales Short Story Competition

Details of this year's annual Short Story Competition have been announced. Entries must be a maximum of 1500 words and have to be received between 1st July and 31st August 2019.
The following files are available to download:

Story Competition poster - EnglishStory Competition poster - Welsh
Story Competition rules - EnglishStory Competition rules - Welsh

Proposed Workshop on Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a heart condition which can lead to a stroke. Dr Emma Rees of Swansea University has proposed a workshop/study day on AF. Click on AF Workshop for more details.

New Wales Trustee

Hilary Jones is retiring as Wales Trustee (click on TRUSTEE on the main menu above to see Hilary's last edition of her 'Trustee Tips') and Chris Winner from Flintshire U3A is taking over from her. She is, at present, the chairman of Flintshire U3A and of the North Wales Network. and has tremendous knowledge and expertise in ITC and education amongst other talents. Here is a message from her:

I am fully aware that Hilary will be a very hard act to follow but I will do my best to follow in her footsteps to ensure our U3A members in Wales are kept up to date with everything coming from the NEC and more importantly keep the NEC aware of all the wonderful things that happen in our U3As in Wales, (as well of course any concerns that may arise).

I know many of you, I look forward to meeting those I don't know and working with with you all in the future.

Some Official Documents

Constitution 2018
Network Mins Jan 2019Network Mins Apr 2019
Mins Apr 2018Mins Jul 2018Mins Oct 2018

Wales Coastline and Border Celebration

Many of our South Wales U3As have a coastal boundary or are close to the coast so may be interested in the above project. Click on the heading above for the details and see how your U3A can get involved.

Support for Beacon U3A Membership Management System

Pete Edmondson is the Regional Support Co-ordinator for the system and is able to provide information and support for any U3A in Wales wishing to use the Beacon system. You can contact Pete using the Beacon Support Wales contact page or phone on 01490 430216.


Chepstow Newsletter (link to their Magazine page)Bridgend Newsletter

Some Useful Documents

Dates for your Diary
Wed Jun 12th Porthcawl Study Day on The Sea
Click on Porthcawl Study Day Poster for details
Fri Jun 14th AF Study Day in conjunction with Swansea University Department of Cardiology.
The day will include a presentation followed by an interactive workshop where members will learn to recognise Atrial Fibrillation and how to help prevent AF, strokes and Heart Attacks.
Click on AF Study Day Poster for details

There will be two sessions, one morning and one afternoon at
Church Community Hall, South Road, Sully, Penarth, CF64 5TG
cost of £2 per person.

Due to the nature of the study day it is essential that places are booked in advance
Fri Jul 5th Network Meeting
At the Pencoed Welfare Hall, Pencoed, CF35 5PE at 10.00 am.
Wed Sep 25th A Day of Welsh History at St. Fagans Museum of History
Click on St Fagans Poster for more details
Thu Nov 7th Rosemary Maling Lecture
Click on Brecon RM Day Poster for more details
Fri Nov 22nd Study Day
“Cyber Crime” and “U3A plus”, at the Coity Community Centre in Bridgend. CF31 1PA from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Cost £8 per person including lunch
Click on Cyber Crime Poster for more details