SOME NEWS! in the remaining days of April.

Dear Members

We do hope you are all keeping well and occupied during these strange times. Life has changed dramatically for all of us since we had our last U3A meeting in March, and it is unlikely we will be able to meet in person for some long time to come. So we are giving you an update on various U3A matters;

You will find a new page on our website called ‘Lockdown Life’. This is where members can post things that might be of interest to other members, both light hearted or informative. Angus will add these as contributions come in – so do take a look and send in anything you want.
AGM. As we were unable to hold this as planned we can implement special arrangements whereby the committee will hold the event on your behalf. This will happen on 9th July. Full details and agenda will be on the News page of the website shortly, so please look out for that and send in any comments if you wish to do so to the Secretary via the website contacts page.
All existing committee members have kindly agreed to continue for the time being, and will work in tandem with the new members until such a time as we can resume normal activities.
Membership renewals. Do not worry if you were unable to renew in March, we will keep your details on the system unless you ask us to remove them. You can still send in your renewal by post using the form on the website if you are able – please note change of address on the form. We hope to be able to process outstanding cheques soon.
Outings. The treasurer has banked all monies paid, and will arrange for refunds to you as soon as it is practical to do so. We have requested that the tour company send a full refund to those booked on the Black Country Holiday as soon as possible.

Please do pass on this information to any members you know who do not receive emails.

Please do not reply to this email address, but contact relevant committee members via the website contact page.

With very best wishes to you all

Marion and the committee. 18/05/2020

U3A DEREHAM ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Adjourned to THURSDAY 9th JULY 2020 To be held with committee members only by electronic communication due to current COVID-19 restrictions


1. Welcome by Chairman

2. Apologies for absence

3. To receive and approve Minutes of 2019 AGM

4. Matters arising from Minutes

5. Chairman’s Report - Marion Morgan

6. Receive & adopt Treasurer’s Report and Annual Accounts. 7. To approve the appointment of the following members to the Committee: David Terry, Catherine Hawkins, Jan Waterman Mark Akehurst (appointed February 2020) 8. Assets list

9. Previously notified points for consideration.

10. Any other Business.

I am sure you all want to see Dereham U3A continue to flourish. Many members play their part in this, by running groups, supporting events and helping out in many different ways.

The core management is done by our committee. Members are elected for a term of up to 3 years – so it’s time for some to retire and others to take up the reins. We have found that being on the committee is enjoyable and gives a chance to use existing skills and develop new ones – I’d even say it keeps us young but maybe that’s over hopeful!

Attached are outline job descriptions of the roles we need to fill this year. Please do consider who might take on these jobs – if not yourself, then think around people you know and ask them! All roles are flexible and could be shared or split where appropriate.

Our Treasurer, Outings Organiser, Social Secretary and Groups Co-ordinator do not finish at this AGM.