Groups - click on a group for more info
DESPITE THE CORONAVIRUS A SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES CONTINUE. CHECK WITH GROUP LEADERS FOR MORE INFORMATION AND THE CURRENT STATE OF PLAY. You can message them from the relevant group page or, for members, using the contact details in the most recent Newsletter and in Beacon.
The groups are supervised by a Coordinator Team, run by our Groups Secretary. Each member of the team is responsible for a number of groups, helping the Group Leaders as and when needed. The Coordinators also help set up new groups, inducting new Leaders and helping them to secure support from within Elmbridge u3a and to acquire any premises and materials needed. The Team consists of: Margaret Kyriakou, the Groups Secretary, who can be contacted at Groups Secretary, Margaret R at Coordinator 1, Laila, at Coordinator 2 and David, at Coordinator 3. The allocation of groups to the various Coordinators can be seen at Coordinators and Groups
Group Leaders are guided by a handbook which can be seen at Handbook For Group Leaders (pdf).
Most groups have a set schedule, some decide next meeting dates on an ad hoc basis. Some meet weekly, some fortnightly some less frequently. At 12/3/2020 the activities across the week were as shown in the attached spreadsheet (click Days for Group Activities). It is, of course subject to change.
In normal times, most meetings are held in members homes and, apart from a contribution to the cost of refreshments, are free of charge. However, some groups need to rent accommodation and also, sometimes, to hire or purchase equipment. In such cases, arrangements will be made for the costs to be recovered from group members, either over a period of time or, in some cases, as an initial one off payment.
We are always looking for new groups. If you have an idea for one, we will help you to get started, find a venue and recruit members.
Group Leaders are reminded that they will be handling members' personal data and that they must take care not to allow it to be accessed by anyone else, other than members of the Committee, without the explicit permission of the affected members.
For more information about this and about any existing group, please consult the most recent Newsletter or Beacon or, as a last resort, email the Groups Secretary at email@example.com.