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FIRST MONTHLY MEETING BY ZOOM - THURSDAY 22 OCTOBER 2020
19 October 2020

We will be holding our first monthly meeting by Zoom on Thursday 22 October at 10.30am with guest speaker, Paul Robbins, talking to us about Great British Eccentrics and Rogues. There are still a few places left so if you want to join us please e-mail Viv Watson as soon as possible (contact details in the latest newsletter or via the Contact page of the website).

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U3A NATIONAL NEWSLETTER - SEPTEMBER 2020
22 September 2020

Please click the link on the right to read the latest U3A National Newsletter issued by the Third Age Trust

You can sign up to receive these Newsletters direct to your inbox by clicking on U3A National Newsletter Sign up here or in the box on the right.

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LATEST U3A COVID-19 GUIDANCE ON RESTARTING GROUPS
21 September 2020

Please click the link on the right to read the Covid-19 Advice and Guidance for England issued by the Third Age Trust on 21 September 2020 including their advice relating to restarting groups. Please note this replaces the previous advice issued on 14 September.

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EXETER U3A AGM AND COMMITTEE ELECTIONS POSTPONED TO 2021
17 August 2020

At a meeting on 20 July 2020 the Committee agreed that the revised date of 22 October 2020 for the AGM (Annual General Meeting) was still likely to be too soon for a physical meeting to take place. Canvassing of the membership had revealed very little interest for the meeting to go ahead virtually with the use of videoconferencing or e-mail with postal input from members without access to the internet or e-mail. It was therefore agreed to follow the example of the National Trust and cancel the 2020 AGM altogether with the existing committee remaining in post until the 2021 AGM. This proposal was outlined in the August/September Newsletters and has not been met by any objections. Julie Crichton-Smith has been co-opted on to the committee until she can be formally elected at the AGM in 2021.

We will be issuing our Annual Report and Account shortly so that members will have all the information they would normally have received at the AGM.

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EXTER U3A MEMBERS FACEBOOK PAGE
26 March 2020

In order to give Exeter U3A members another way of staying in touch with each other during this difficult 'lock-down' time, a Face Book page has been created for Exeter U3A members. If you would like to join the discussion on that page or just see what others are posting please click the link below. Please note that this is a private group for Exeter U3A members so only other members of the group will be able to see anything you post. When you click the 'join' button you will be asked to confirm your name and membership number (if you can remember it) and confirm that you accept the group rules before the page administrator will accept your membership application.

Exeter U3A FaceBook Page

If you are new to Facebook or need a refresher on how to use it please check out our Facebook Notes.

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EXETER U3A - MESSAGE TO ALL MEMBERS FROM THE COMMITTEE
16 March 2020

CORONAVIRUS - Covid-19 - 16 March 2020

The Committee of Exeter U3A has met and agreed the following in response to the current situation:

1. That the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 23 April has been postponed and will
be rearranged at a later date.

2. That the Monthly Meetings on 26 March, 28 May, 25 June and 23 July have been
cancelled.

3. A recommendation that all Exeter U3A Groups cease to meet until further notice.

All of the paid for venues at The Mint have now been cancelled until further notice. Any Groups still wishing to continue with activities during the current situation will be required to arrange a booking directly with the Mint Administration.

This action has not been taken lightly and reflects the Committee’s prime concern for the wellbeing of Members, especially those at most risk.

It is the intention that the Committee will seek to give monthly updates on the position with Exeter U3A and the coronavirus outbreak in order to keep Members informed.

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EXETER U3A AGM WILL NOW NOT TAKE PLACE ON 23 APRIL 2020
16 March 2020

Although the meeting has had to be postponed the papers already issued as noted below will remain relevant when the new date is announced.

Papers for the AGM can be found by clicking these links:

1. Notice of 2020 AGM.
2. Proposal form for Committee Membership
3. 2019 AGM Minutes
4. 2015 Constitution
5. Proposed New 2020 Constitution
6. Note Re: Constitutional Changes