Dunmow

Welcome To Great Dunmow

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YOUR NEXT MONTHLY MEETING

Fiona Fraser-Thomson 'MAURITIUS — HISTORY OF WILDLIFE, FLORA AND FAUNA: A SNAPSHOT'

FIONA FRASER-THOMSON

E T Foakes Hall, Wednesday 30 January 2019 at 2 pm.

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A Note From the Chair

Dear Friends,

This is the last letter for 2018. It seems amazing that time goes by so fast! It doesn’t seem a long time since I wrote the first letter this year.

We have just returned from a holiday in Spain and although it was cold and wet by their standards, it has taken a bit of getting used to having this very cold snap. At least it hopefully wont last for a while at least yet!

Amanda Brown has started up a couple of new groups so it will be worth looking aroundd the website to find out about them - maybe they will suit you.

I wish you all a Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

John Versey
Chairman
Dunmow U3A

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Dear U3A Members

YOU UCT minibus ARE THE PEOPLE whom Uttlesford Community Travel are trying to contact — you are retired/not in full-time employment and are keen to keep active and contribute to our community. UCT needs your help. Demand for their services is soaring, as funding for local bus services is progressively being axed. UCT provides services to the residents of Uttlesford who find it difficult to access normal public transport, to the over 60’s, the disabled and those who are rurally isolated.

They can take you shopping, to the hairdressers, to visit friends, garden centres, just about anywhere, as well as to all types of medical appointments. All Uttlesford Community Travel minibuses are wheelchair-accessible and all their drivers are fully trained and checked through the Disclosure and Barring Service. Most importantly, almost every person in their team is an unpaid volunteer.

They need male and female drivers both for their minibuses and, using your own car, to carry people to and from appointments at surgeries and hospitals. They also need staff to help with administration at their Dunmow office.

One half-day in the office, or one journey a week, would make a huge difference.

Please consider becoming a volunteer.

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Vice-Chair and Welfare Officer - Jane Tadman

Jane Tadman — Vice Chair & Welfare My role is to promote inclusiveness within Dunmow U3A. There are many different activi-ties, outings and talks to choose from. If you know anyone who might like to join, please encourage them to come and give us a try. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet people and make new friends whilst at the same time taking part in an activity or attending one of our interesting talks at the monthly meetings. If you are coming to a meeting on your own, please contact me so I can arrange to meet you and introduce you to Dunmow U3A.

I can arrange for a card to be sent to any member who is unwell or bereaved. It would al-so be nice to celebrate significant birthdays. This, of course, does not preclude groups and individuals from doing the same.

You can contact me at >> Jane Tadman.

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Dunmow U3A, launched October 2015, is one of the 1,010 U3As (June 2017) affiliated to the Third Age Trust across the UK, currently with 385,029 members. U3As are self-help, self-managed, lifelong learning co-operatives for people in their third age and no longer in full time work. Eligibility is not determined by age, but by availability of time. U3As provide opportunities for members to share learning experiences to a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.

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Can I Join?
Our University of the Third Age (U3A) is open to all in Great Dunmow and the surrounding area who are actively interested in helping each other by sharing their knowledge, skills, interests and experience. We have a yearly subscription of £15, reduced to £7.50 in the final months of our year (ends 31 March) and members of other U3A groups will enjoy a reduced fee of £5 for their Dunmow membership. If you wish to join up to 31 March 2019 please click Reduced Fee Form to access the Reduced Fees Membership Form."

» Membership Application Form. — Click this link to open and print a Membership form for 2019/2020. Please complete the Gift Aid section on the first page if applicable and also tick the consent boxes concerning data use on the second page; this is important, as without your consent we will be unable to contact you to tell you about U3A. Return the form to our Membership Secretary. [If you have a problem opening the PDF file, visit the » Hints/Tips page].