Forest Town & District

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Forest Town & District U3A - Notice of Annual General Meeting 2021

The Annual General Meeting of Forest Town & District U3A will be held at St. Alban’s Church, Forest Town if possible, or virtually via Zoom, on Thursday 3rd June 2021 at 2 pm.

Nominations for Election to the Executive Committee.

Nominations must be received by 6th May 2021.

Nominations must be proposed and seconded by members with the consent of the Nominee (current restrictions permitting).
Should this not be practical, volunteers would be welcome. These would be elected under the casual vacancy provision.

Only current U3A members will be entitled to vote.

Existing members of the Executive Committee who are willing to stand for re-election are:

Chair, Linda Shutt
Vice Chairman, Allan Barham
Treasurer, Andy Riby
Secretary, Irene Duncan

Committee Members:
Groups Coordinator, Anita Adlard
Membership Secretary, Kelvin Foster
Assistant Membership Secretary/ Speaker Coordinator, Kathryn Cope

Positions to be filled:
Assistant Treasurer
Assistant Groups Coordinator
Committee member

If there are two or more nominations for a post then the decision will be made on the day by the members.

A copy of the committee nomination form can be downloaded here:
Word document: Committee Nomination form 2021.doc.
PDF document: Committee nomination form 2021.pdf

Any motions for consideration at the AGM should be proposed and seconded by two members. These should be submitted, to the Business secretary by 6th May 2021.

Please consider standing for one of the committee positions, we need members to come forward to join the committee to ensure the smooth running of our u3a and provide continuity for the future.


How to Join a Zoom Meeting for the first time

If you receive an email with a link to join a Zoom meeting and this is your first time, what to do?

The first thing you will need to do is to download the Zoom app to you computer, tablet or phone,
you can do this on the day, there will be a download link on the Zoom welcome page, or you can do it in advance and be prepared.
Click on this link: How to join a Zoom meeting and you will be guided through the process.


Nottinghamshire County Council -COVID-19 15/04/21 - Free rapid Covid-19 tests - Over 45s can book their vaccine - Changes in Step 2 - Inspire libraries reopened - Coronavirus dashboard

Nottinghamshire County Council -COVID-19 08/04/21 - Step 2 of the Roadmap - Residents urged to receive second vaccine - Testing available for all adults - Ensuring businesses are covid-secure - Latest covid-19 county figures

Nottinghamshire County Council -COVID-19 01/04/2021 - 10 millionth PPE milestone - Workplace testing - Shielding ends for clinically extremely vulnerable people - NEW Facebook Frame - Easter safety messages - Coronavirus dashboard

Nottinghamshire County Council -COVID-19 25/03/21 - Changes from 29 March - Vaccination programme update - Businesses urged to register for free workforce testing - High Sheriff Award - Day Of Reflection - Warm Homes Hub - Latest coronavirus rates

Nottinghamshire County Council -COVID-19 18/03/21 - Free testing for parents - Over 50s and cohort 6 vaccine appointments - News on shielding guidance - Latest Covid-19 rates

Nottinghamshire County Council -COVID-19 11/03/21 - Let's keep going Notts - Vaccination for over 55s - Testing for parents - Mother's Day ideas - Coronavirus dashboard

Nottinghamshire County Council -COVID-19 04/03/21 - Back to school - Vaccine programme - Community Funds - Community Award nominee - Car sharing guidance

Nottinghamshire County Council -COVID-19 25/02/21 - New roadmap announced - Vaccine for carers - Community testing - Ensuring your business is Covid-secure

Nottinghamshire County Council -COVID-19 18/02/21 - Vaccine roll out - Community test sites - Self-isolation illustration - Community Hub - Coronavirus dashboard

Nottinghamshire County Council -Your Life - Vaccination update -Local Area Co-ordinators - Love recycling - Nottingham Forest Community Tackles Loneliness - Half Term ideas

Nottinghamshire County Council -COVID-19 11/02/21 - Community testing - Calling over 65s to book their Covid-19 vaccination - Latest infection rate figures in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire County Council -COVID-19 04/02/21 - Vaccine helpline - Housebound vaccination service - Community asymptomatic testing in Mansfield and Workshop.

Nottinghamshire County Council - Welcome to our new consumer advice and scam alerts email.


Message from u3a Sam Mauger CEO and Ian McCannah Chair

Sam (CEO) and Ian (Chair) have recorded a message to all U3A members,

this link: CEO message will take you to the message.


There is a great deal of interest for U3A members on the National U3A Website.
You can signup to receive the Monthly National Newsletter direct to your inbox
by filling in the form at the bottom of the National U3A Website homepage
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.
This only applies if you want to use the members section.


Your Life

Nottinghamshire County Council bulletin: - Flu - Connecting carers - Future of day services and short breaks - Help us improve home-based services - Mayflower 400.


Read the Nottinghamshire County Council - Scam News


Suspension of U3A meetings.

Dear Members,

Following this mornings Committee meeting (16th.March 2020),the Committee have made the decision that, due to the ongoing issues concerning the Coronavirus, we must suspend our U3A general meetings.

This is not a decision we have taken lightly but we do acknowledge that the safety and welfare of all our members is very important.

Can we ask you all to be mindful of each other and offer support whenever you can without putting yourselves at unnecessary risk. However, if you live alone and have NO ONE to offer support should you need it please do not hesitate to contact a Committee member and we will make every effort to help.

The Newsletter will be published this month, as usual, but paper copies will only be posted to those members with no email addresses, there will be no facilities for members to collect copies.

Stay safe, stay healthy!
Kind regards


You can keep in contact with other members of your group via email, phone, skype, WhatsApp, facetime, our Website and our Facebook page. If you have any questions regarding your group please email your group leader or the group coordinator.



The Forest Town & District U3A April 2021 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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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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