Dereham

Welcome

GROUPS HAVE NOW RESTARTED

Following the announcement of the removal of government restrictions from the 19th July the Dereham U3A committee can confirm that Groups meeting indoors can restart activities from this date.

Individual group convenors will be required to undertake a risk assessment and decide on what restrictions will apply to their group, if any or indeed if they are happy to restart their group at this time.

Their decision will be conveyed to group members.

Restrictions that may be required include face coverings, hand sanitiser, social distancing or ventilation of venue. National Office U3A have also advised that a member can be asked to choose from the options of proof of a "double jab" or proof of a recent (within 48 hours) negative Covid 19 test as a condition of access to a group.

We hope members will appreciate that group convenors will need to feel safe especially in their own home and that any decisions they make within the above guidelines will be fully supported by the committee.

OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS AT THE MEMORIAL HALL, NORWICH STREET, DEREHAM, RESTARTED ON THURSDAY 14th OCTOBER

New members will be made very welcome. If you are thinking of joining us you can come along to two of our meetings for FREE. The two “Taster” sessions can be any combination of attendances at a General meeting or interest group.

We meet on the second Thursday of the month, doors open at 1.15pm for a 2pm start. There is a £1 entry fee to cover the cost of the Hall hire, Tea and Coffee and the monthly speaker.

Please contact Maria Black (Social Secretary and Welcoming) on the CONTACT page for more information.

TO ENSURE THAT YOU DO NOT MISS OUT ON THE LATEST NEWS PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ALSO LOOK AT THE NEWS PAGE AND THE EVENTS PAGE.

The NEWS Page has details, news and reports of special interest groups together with descriptions of recent group activities.

The NEWSLETTERS page contains copies of all the 2021 Newsletters e mailed to members.

The EVENTS page will give you details of the regular monthly meetings and notice of, talks, organised Quizzes and various Social functions etc.

The OUTINGS page will advertise the Day Trips and Mini Breaks available for members to book.

The YOUR SPACE page is for members submissions, Articles, Photos, Anything of interest.

The GROUPS page lists all the Dereham U3A activity groups together with the contact details.

If you are thinking of coming along to Dereham U3A to be a member you will be welcome at our monthly meetings when they restart. We have a "welcoming team" to make sure you feel at home from your first visit.

MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR 2021/2022 ARE DETAILED BELOW.

Membership (Current members) for 2021/2022. FREE...FREE...FREE...(AUTOMATIC RENEWAL)

Membership for 2021/2022 for LAPSED OR NEW MEMBERS. £10

Membership if you are a member of another U3A branch. LAPSED OR NEW MEMBERS £6.50

Subscription to “U3A Third Age Matters” magazine. £3.00

The U3A is a "self-help, self-managed community co-operative" dedicated to lifelong learning for those of us in our Third Age. We define the Third Age as the period after the First Age of childhood dependences, and the Second Age of full- time employment and parenthood . It follows that there is no lower or upper limit on the age at which you can join U3A .

We aim to provide opportunities to get together for enjoyment and entertainment and to share learning experiences in a wide range of specific-interest groups.

We have a monthly meeting with a speaker, and refreshments, open to all members, and we organise outings to places of general interest. We pursue learning and new experiences; not for qualification, but for fun, using the personal experience of our members

We are one of the biggest U3A’s in Norfolk with over 650 members and 40 groups. The U3A initiative in Britain has 1050 U3A’s and 440,000 members. Each U3A is autonomous but follows the U3A ethos.

Members also enjoy a monthly newsletter free of charge, and regular updates between meetings by e mail and this web-site.

The Memorial Hall, Norwich St, Dereham is the venue for our monthly meetings, on the Second Thursday of the month, and talks commence at 2pm. The doors open at 1.15pm to allow time for a chat and an opportunity to talk to Committee members and Group Convenors, read notices and sign up for outings. An admission fee of £1 is charged, this includes the talk and refreshments.

So when the Covid 19 restrictions are relaxed please do come and join us at our next meeting and see how we work. If you want to join a group and it's full or you want to start a completely different group - consider starting a new one!

MEMBERSHIP and MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS.......MEMBERSHIP and MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

Please click on this link for a Membership Application Form 2021.#