Evesham & District

News

This page, written mainly by the Chairman, is for general news. For news relating to our interest groups go to the Group News page.

U3A Day 2020

On Wednesday 3rd June 2020 the Third Age Trust is coordinating a National Day to raise the profile of the U3A and to highlight what the movement offers. Their pitch is covered below.

We know the value of the U3A to our lives, and the part each U3A plays in contributing to the quality of life of Third Agers within our communities. Let's help to draw attention to what is available for Third Agers across the country through the experience of U3A.

There are many U3As who have already set up Working Groups and started identifying plans for Wednesday 3rd June 2020, our first national U3A Day.

However, this clashes with not only our monthly meeting but also with our A.G.M. and, as you know, we do run a successful Open Day every year in November. If you have any thoughts on whether Evesham & District U3A should be involved or not, please let me or any other Committee member know. We are due to discuss this at our next meeting on 20th January. 20.12.19

Third Age Trust National Newsletter

The Trust publishes monthly a National Newsletter which keeps everyone up to date with news and events as they happen. Most of all, it is a conversation between U3A members, which will continue to evolve with your input and feedback.

Currently, around 15,000 members receive the National Newsletter directly by email, but the Trust is keen to encourage many more to join the mailing list.

Here is the link to the National Newsletter 13.12.19

December Monthly Meeting
My thanks and congratulations to everyone involved in this afternoon's showcase. The talent within our U3A never ceases to amaze, and the performances gave a wonderful insight into the magnificent work going on in so many groups. Well done, everyone. May I take this opportunity to wish all our members a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Don't forget - there is no meeting in January. We will be there to welcome you back on the 5th February 2020. 04.12.19

Website Team
Our team has tidied up the website and it is now Smart Phone and Tablet friendly. We are currently running a series of Web Page Editing Workshops on various Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. If you are responsible for your Group's Web Page please contact us if you are interested in attending.

Please visit our Website Editors Group page for help. We will reply to requests for help with Web Page queries within a day or two.
Contact the Website Team Roger Wyatt 23.01.2020

Staying safe on line
This report on a U3A workshop on Cyber Security contains advice about how to protect yourself online.

U3A book offer
Bloomsbury Publishing are offering book-loving U3A members a 30% discount on most books on the site that includes fiction, non fiction, children’s and cookery plus a discount on all events at the Bloomsbury institute using the code U3A30 at checkout.
Bloomsbury also own the Writers’ and Artists’ brand and the 30% discount is also included on their editing services and one day events run from the Writers and Artists website, use code U3AWRITERS

Members' Discount
In case you are unaware ... the Garden Centre at Twyford, Home & Garden, the Valley gives members of Evesham U3A a 10% discount on full-price items. You need to show your membership card and ask politely.