Ealing

INFORMATION

EALING u3a 2022 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Annual General Meeting of the Ealing and District u3a was held on Thursday, 24 March 2022 at Ealing Green Church and on Zoom.

AGM

1. The Minutes of 2021 Annual General Meeting held on 25 March 2021 were approved - click on the link to view the Minutes

2. Derek Atkinson, gave his Chairmans Report 2021 (for the period April 2021 - March 2022) which was approved - click on the link to view the report

3. Sue Peach, Treasurer presented the Treasurers Report 2021 and Annual Accounts for the year ending 31 December 2021 which were approved - click on the link to view the report. The Annual Accounts were available to members for the meeting; if you would like to see a copy of these, please email the Treasurer.

4. Colin Easton was appointed as Auditor for 2022-23

5. The Ealing u3a Committee for 2022-23 was elected, and post holders are as follows:

  • Derek Atkinson, Chairman
  • Sue Peach, Vice-Chair and Groups Co-ordinator
  • Patricia Donnithorne, Secretary
  • Liz Major, Treasurer
  • Lyn Duffus, (Co-opted) responsible for Membership
  • Julia Buckland, Committee member
  • Phil Broomsgrove, Webmaster & Beacon Administrator
  • Jurek Narozanski, Asst Webmaster & Beacon Administrator
  • Sylvia Stirling, (Co-opted) responsible for Speakers organisation
  • Margaret Proctor, (Special expertise) responsible for New Members induction

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NATIONAL u3a DAY

National u3a Day was initiated by the National u3a to help raise the profile of the u3a nationally, and the first one took place on Wednesday 2nd June 2021. This is now to become an Annual event and for 2022 this will also be part of the 40th Anniversary celebrations of the u3a in the UK.

The dates for u3a Day in 2022 are between 18 and 26 September - it is up to individual u3a's to decide on the specific day they will participate. Further details of planning for the u3a 40th Anniversary celebrations can be found by clicking on the link.

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EALING u3a NEWSLETTER

Introduced during the Covid pandemic, our u3a Ealing News bulletin has proved popular so we plan to continue with this. It is currently a monthly publication but, as things return to something like normal, this will probably change to a 6-weekly or 2-monthly production cycle.

We are always looking for more members to get involved in the production of this bulletin, or to write an article for it. Anyone with appropriate experience (e.g. journalism, publicity, magazine production) would be particularly welcome but enthusiasm and a willingness to help are just as important. If you are interested, contact the Chairman, Derek Atkinson as soon as possible.

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CARING FOR OUR MEMBERS

The Committee is very aware that many of our members live alone and, like us all, are ‘getting on in years’. We were very glad that, for many years, John Deighton took on the role of Almoner for our u3a and he kept in touch with members who were sick or house-bound, either by telephone or by sending a card.

Unfortunately, with John's death in 2021, this position is now vacant. If you feel you would be prepared to take on this role, please get in touch with our Chairman, Derek Atkinson to discuss this.
Of course, we will not know who is sick or house-bound unless someone informs him so, if you know of any member who is in the situation, please contact Derek at the moment and he will see what can be done to help.

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30th ANNIVERSARY

2018 saw 30 years for Ealing u3a! A Buffet lunch was held on March 7, 2018. You can see photos of the occasion on this page.
At the u3a National Conference in September 2019, we were presented with a certificate commemorating our 30 year anniversary.

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