Elmbridge

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 groupsec@elmbridgeu3a.org.

Group List
AVIATION
 
 BADMINTON
 
 
BIOGRAPHY OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
 
 BOOK READING
 Several groups
 Several groups
BOWLS
 Two affiliated non u3a clubs
 Two affiliated non u3a clubsBRIDGE
 Several groups
 Several groups
CARD CLUB
 
 CHESS
 
 
CHOIR
 
 CINEMA APPRECIATION
 
 
CIRCLE DANCING
 
 COUNTRY RAMBLES
 2nd and 4th Thursdays each mon
 2nd and 4th Thursdays each mon
CROQUET lawn
 
 CURRENT AFFAIRS
 Two groups
 Two groups
CYCLING
 
 DISCUSSION
 
 
DISCUSSION FORUM
 
 DRAWING AND PAINTING
 
 
EU3A BAND
 
 EXPLORERS
 
 
EXPLORING MATHS
 
 EXPLORING MODERN SPIRITUALITY
 
 
FLOWER PAINTING
 
 FRENCH
 Several groups
 Several groups
GARDENING
 
 GENEALOGY - CONTINUATION
 
 
GEOPOLITICS
 Two groups
 Two groupsGERMAN
 Several groups
 Several groups
GREEK (Modern) for beginners
 
 HISTORY
 
 
ITALIAN
 Two groups
 Two groupsJAZZ AND ALL THAT MUSIC
 
 
LOOKING AT WEATHER
 
 LUNCH CLUB
 Two groups
 Two groups
MAH JONG
 
 MILITARY HISTORY
 
 
MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION
 
 MUSIC ... AND ALL THAT JAZZ
 
 
NEEDLECRAFT
 
 PATCHWORK & QUILTING
 
 
PETANQUE (BOULES)
 Two groups
 Two groupsPHILOSOPHY
 Two groups
 Two groups
PHOTOGRAPHY
 
 PICKLEBALL
 
 
PICKLEBALL-2
 
 PICKLEBALL-3
 
 
PILATES
 Several each week
 Several each weekPLANT EXCHANGE
 
 
POETRY & PLAY READING
 
 QUIZZES
 
 
RUMMIKUB
 
 SCRABBLE - 1
 
 
SCRABBLE - 2
 
 SOCIAL WALKING
 
 
SPANISH INTERMEDIATE
 
 SUNDAY LUNCH CLUB
 
 
TABLE TENNIS COBHAM
Monday p.m.
Monday p.m.TABLE TENNIS HERSHAM
 Four groups
 Four groups
THEATRE TRIPS
 
 TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
 
 
WINE APPRECIATION - 1
 
 WINE APPRECIATION - 2
 
 
WRITE YOUR OWN LIFE STORY-2
 
 WRITING YOUR LIFE STORY
 
 
YOGA