Forest Town & District

General Information

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Forest Town & District U3A

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Forest Town & District U3A will be held in St. Alban’s Church, Forest Town, on Thursday, 6th June, 2019 at 1.45 pm.
Election of officers to the Forest Town & District U3A executive committee will take place at this meeting.
The full calling notice for this meeting can be read and downloaded by clicking on this link: AGM Calling notice 2019
Committee Nomination forms will be available at the next meetings or can be downloaded by clicking on this link: Committee Nomination form 2019

Many of the original Steering Committee, who then became elected to the Executive Committee, have completed their term of office and will be standing down, through their commitment and dedication, and with the help of our members, our U3A has grown into the thriving community it is today and has enhanced our lives far beyond what we expected.

It is essential that the retiring committee members' positions are filled, if these posts are not filled our U3A will cease to function.

Please read our Chairman's important message on the Welcome Page.

Please read the AGM Calling notice 2019 for the positions to be filled and consider nominating yourself for election to the committee.

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NEWSLETTER

The Forest Town & District U3A April 2019 newsletter and all previous newsletters are available to read on the Newsletter page.
To read the Newsletters and other .pdf documents on this website you will need Adobe Reader or Adobe Reader DC.
There is a download link to the Adobe website and guidance on the Computer and IT Group pages.

NEWSLETTER EDITOR WANTED

We are looking for someone to come forward and edit the monthly newsletter for our U3A members.
Could you be the one to enjoy the thrills and spills of producing our newsletter in 2019?

If you are interested in editing our newsletter, please contact Mike King our chairman or any member of the committee, help and guidance is available for anyone taking up this post.

Local activities to entertain your Grandchildren over Easter
What's On in Notts Easter special - Easter trails - Archery - Pond dipping - Art exhibition - Courses - Outdoor cinema screenings - Adventures in music Read the Nottinghamshire County Council What's on in Notts bulletin by clicking on this link: Local Events
Activities to look forward to in MAY - Photography course - The Little Mermaid - Dawn Chorus - Shrek - The Man Without a Past - Fothergill and Howitt talk - Pedalfest - Local Events 2
Free 2 hours First Aid Course
Brush up your basic first aid knowledge with this 2 hour free course run by the Red Cross.
The date: WEDNESDAY 27th MARCH 2019
Where? Flint Avenue Community Centre - Time: 1-3pm. (see the map on the Welcome page)
If you would like to attend this course please put your name and contact number on a sheet by the Groups Information Board at the March Main meeting.

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ATTENTION DRIVERS - Are you interested in taking part in a Hazard Perception theory test in Virtual Reality run by The Transport Research in Psychology Group at Nottingham Trent University? - please read this leaflet: Hazard Perception

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Nottingham Trent University are also offering Mobility Scooter training, read this leaflet: Mobility Scooter training to find out more.

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Just for fun

Just for Fun!

(Click on the pic)

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For music lovers Click on this link: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, turn the volume up!

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The Monthly National U3A newsletter keeps you up to date with the latest events, happenings and workshops available to U3A members,
click on this link: News at the Third Age to read the latest National U3A newsletter.

The U3A Sources Magazine, The Educational Journal of the U3A movement which you receive with the TAM magazine is now available online.
It is full of interesting articles about Shared Learning Projects and other Projects in the U3A movement both Nationally and Internationally.

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NEWSBITES - News, support groups and workshops around the Nottinghamshire Network

Sharing ideas across 32 U3As in Nottinghamshire,

Read the April Newsbites

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
LITERACY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS
Local Primary schools are looking for volunteers to help children with their reading
Can you help? you could make a difference
for details click on this link: Literacy Volunteers
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR OUR U3A
Can you help at our Monthly General Meeting?
We are always looking for members to help at our General meetings - help with the refreshments (Tea/coffee)
Meeting and Greeting visitors and helping to set up tables and chairs for the meeting
If you are willing to help in any way please talk to any committee member or one of the ladies on the signing in table.

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General Data Protection Regulations 2018

New data protection regulations came into force in May 2018.
The new regulations do not change the way we use your membership details but do require that we have your signed consent to continue using that information.
Members renewing their membership will need to sign a consent form, applicants for membership will find a consent form on the reverse of the membership application form.
Forest Town & Dist.U3A Privacy Policy

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NATIONAL U3A WEBSITE
The National U3a website has re-opened as a new website: National U3A website
If you have previously registered to use the Members section of the National U3A website you may now find that your login details are no longer valid and will need to create a new account.

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PHOTOGRAPHS
We believe that by including photographs of members and activities on our display boards and in our newsletter and web site helps to illustrate the warmth, friendliness and activities of our U3A and its associated groups.
However if YOU do not want your photo on the web site, newsletter or subsequent displays please tell the person taking the photo and turn away from the camera.

Nottinghamshire Help Yourself
You may find this site useful, the Nottinghamshire Help Yourself website is a partnership between health services,the voluntary sector and Nottinghamshire County Council to bring information and advice together in one place so people can find the information they need easily.
Macmillan Beyond Diagnosis Project.
Self Help UK in partnership with Macmillan have developed a service to provide practical and emotional support to anyone living in Nottingham city, Mansfield and Ashfield with a cancer diagnosis or still living with the physical or emotional effects of cancer treatments.
There are a number of services and support available, including:
• A befriending service in which specially trained volunteers can provide a supportive professional friendship.
- This can help to lesson isolation, increase confidence and provide reassurance at a difficult time.
• Practical support, including attending a doctors or hospital appointment together or assisting with light house work, gardening or shopping.
For any further information please feel free to contact 0115 8523102, or follow this link: Macmillan Beyond Diagnosis Project.

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The Nottinghamshire Network of U3A's supports the U3A branches in the county and is active in establishing new U3A's. See their website: Nottinghamshire Network of U3A

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North Notts Neighbourhood group.

We are members of the North Notts Neighbourhood Group, the group incorporates 7 local U3A's.
Members of the group are:
Forest Town & District U3A, Ashfield U3A, Dukeries U3A, Mansfield & District U3A, Sherwood U3A, Rainworth & District U3A, Sutton-in-Ashfield U3A.

The seven U3A NNNG members have agreed that there should be a reciprocal arrangement between the member groups whereby should you be interested in an interest group that a neighbouring U3A is running you can contact the Group Leader or Membership Co-ordinator of that U3A to see if they have a place for you.
If however you attend the General Meetings of that U3A you would be expected to join that U3A at the reduced membership fee.

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