Forest Town & District

Groups

TO ALL GROUP LEADERS AND POTENTIAL GROUP LEADERS

Due to current COVID guidelines it will be necessary for Group leaders to fill in a Risk Assessment form for each group meeting.
There are two forms, one for group leaders and a personal risk assessment form for members.
You can download the forms by clicking on the links below, if you need the forms in a different format please contact me Website editor.
Risk Assessment form for Group Leaders
Risk Assessment form Personal

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If you are interested in leading a group or have ideas for a new group please contact Groups co-ordinator Anita.
Group Planner see at a glance the days Groups meet and 'free periods' for future planning.

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Group Attendance registers for the Treasurer.
FOR GROUP LEADERS
We have two Group Attendance Registers
Group Attendance Register Non-Finance For groups who meet in people's homes or free venues and no money is collected.
Group Attendance Register - Finance For groups who collect money for hall hire or equipment.
Click on the register appropriate for your group to download copies.

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Please use this email address: ftu3anews@gmail.com to send articles to Helen for the newsletter.

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At the heart of the U3A are its interest groups.
Interest groups are organised and run by members with a common interest who want to play and learn together.

Groups usually have a leader who arranges the venue, day and time of the meetings mutually agreeable to members of the group, organising a group isn't necessarily the responsibility of one person, 2 or 3 people working together can help with the smooth running of a group.

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You need to be a member of the Forest Town & District U3A to join a group.
Membership application forms can be downloaded from the Welcome page.
We have reciprocal arrangement with members of the North Notts Neighbourhood group of U3A's to allow their members to join our groups and vice versa, see the General News page.

If you are thinking of joining, or trying out a group, please contact the Group Leader first to confirm the date of the meeting and to see if there are vacancies.

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If you are interested in statistics or finding out the wide range of interest groups in the
Nottinghamshire Network of U3A's read these three interesting reports:
Index of Nottinghamshire U3A Interest Groups - Alphabetic
Index of Nottinghamshire U3A Interest Groups - Alphabetic Summary
Index of Nottinghamshire U3A Interest Groups - Popularity Summary

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NOTICE FOR GROUP LEADERS - U3A-Grouptalk.
As an aid to group leaders and U3A members organising specialist speakers and visits, an online forum has been created.
U3A-Grouptalk is designed to make it easier for people to share information and ask questions of similar groups in
other U3As. From Bird Watching, through History to Science and Technology and Engineering, there are many groups where visits and specialist speakers really make the difference. The ability to learn from other similar groups helps all of us to enrich our U3A experience. - The forum is built in Google Groups and is very easy to set up and use.
Give it a try and see if it works for you. Any problems or suggestions, please post in the forum (preferably) or you can email me at paul.fileman@btinternet.com
Click on this link to go to forum: Group Talk You will need to create an account to participate in this forum.

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We are always looking for ideas for new groups, if you have an interest or hobby you would like to share with others please contact Groups co-ordinator Anita who will be willing to help you.

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MOOCs what's that all about? click on this link to find out: U3A Online courses

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The U3A Sources Magazine, which you receive with the TAM magazine now has a website full of interesting articles from U3A’s.
Have you or your group got an article or story to tell for the magazine? Click on ‘Submit a Story’ at the top right of the Sources home screen to submit it.

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Some of our groups meet in the Flint Avenue Community centre which is off Laurel Avenue Forest Town
and the Sherwood Centre, Stuart Avenue, Forest Town, click on the maps to see a larger image.

FTmap

< Flint Avenue Centre, Flint Avenue, Forest Town.

Sherwood Centre

< Sherwood Centre, Stuart Avenue, Forest Town.

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PHOTOGRAPHS
By including photographs in our newsletter and on our web site, we believe this helps to illustrate the warmth, friendliness and activities of our U3A, and its associated groups.
If you do not want your photograph to appear on this web site or in the newsletter and display boards at our meetings please tell the person taking the photo or turn away from the camera.
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In Nottinghamshire alone the October 2015 survey showed that there were 29 U3As offering 159 subjects through more than 873 groups

Interest groups are self managed and self funded. They draw upon the knowledge, skills and experience of their members to prepare and deliver a yearly programme for their group. The range of interests is very wide: art and music, both practical and appreciation, foreign languages, literature and poetry, creative writing, science and technology, history, both local and national, gardening, walking, computing, craft, card and board games, cycling, dancing of all sorts, bowling and genealogy to name but some.

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The titles of the groups below are 'active' please click on one to view the group page.

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Group List
Art Appreciation Group
Friday a.m.
3rd.Friday of the Month.
Friday a.m.
3rd.Friday of the Month.
Bird watching
Thursday a.m.
2nd.Thursday in month
Thursday a.m.
2nd.Thursday in month
Book Club
Monday a.m.
1st.Monday of the Month
Monday a.m.
1st.Monday of the Month
Book Exchange
Friday p.m.
Monthly General Meeting
Friday p.m.
Monthly General Meeting
Computer and IT Group
 See the computer group page
 See the computer group pageCountry Dancing
Tuesday p.m.
3rd/4th.Tuesday of the Month
Tuesday p.m.
3rd/4th.Tuesday of the Month
Cryptic Crosswords
Thursday a.m.
4th.Thursday of the Month
Thursday a.m.
4th.Thursday of the Month
Current Affairs
Wednesday a.m.
2nd.Wednesday of the month
Wednesday a.m.
2nd.Wednesday of the month
Dining Out
Thursday p.m.
4th.Thursday of the Month.
Thursday p.m.
4th.Thursday of the Month.
Gardening
Tuesday a.m.
2nd. Tuesday of the Month
Tuesday a.m.
2nd. Tuesday of the Month
Music Appreciation Group
Friday p.m.
2nd.Friday of the month-
Friday p.m.
2nd.Friday of the month-
National Trust Visits
 Various dates
 Various dates
Painting & Drawing
Thursday p.m.
Fourth Thursday in the month
Thursday p.m.
Fourth Thursday in the month
Photography
Tuesday p.m.
2nd. Tuesday of the month
Tuesday p.m.
2nd. Tuesday of the month
Poetry & Play Reading
Monday a.m.
2nd. Monday of the Month
Monday a.m.
2nd. Monday of the Month
Rambling
Wednesday a.m.
1st.and 3rd Wednesday in month
Wednesday a.m.
1st.and 3rd Wednesday in month
Scrabble & Rummikub
Monday p.m.
3rd. Monday at 2 pm.
Monday p.m.
3rd. Monday at 2 pm.
Strollers
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday 10.30 am.
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday 10.30 am.
Table Tennis
Tuesday a.m.
First Tuesday of the Month
Tuesday a.m.
First Tuesday of the Month
Trace Your Family History
Tuesday p.m.
3rd.Tuesday of the Month
Tuesday p.m.
3rd.Tuesday of the Month
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayBook Club   Poetry & Play Reading   Scrabble & Rummikub  
TuesdayGardening   Table Tennis   Country Dancing   Photography   Trace Your Family History  
WednesdayCurrent Affairs   Rambling    
ThursdayBird watching   Cryptic Crosswords   Dining Out   Painting & Drawing  
FridayArt Appreciation Group   Strollers   Book Exchange   Music Appreciation Group