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Forest Town & District U3A Newsletters
Issue 64 June 2021
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Issue 62 April 2021
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Issue 60 February 2021
Issue 59 December 2020

Dear Members

I hope you are well and coping with these unprecedented times!
The Committee had originally decided to not publish a Newsletter after the April edition for a couple of months.
However, Jenny Wright has come forward with an excellent idea.
Jenny suggests, even though we don't have the usual Groups news to share and enjoy, it would be a perfect opportunity to catch-up with each other and share what we are doing to occupy ourselves during these very trying weeks.
Therefore, I would like to ask all the Group Leaders to email their own Group members and ask what they are doing to "fill their days" .
We always have some great articles from the Group Leaders in the Newsletter and I'm sure their Group members have lots of snippets of information and news to share with their U3A!
Jenny has also suggested that we might have a quiz or a crossword, are any of you inspired to create anything for us?

Kind regards

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(from the July national newsletter)

We Need Your Volunteer Skills

Would you like to be part of a vibrant team of Trust Volunteers - sharing your skills and working to support the movement? We are currently looking for:

PR Advisors - With knowledge and experience in a PR or marketing capacity, you will be part of the Regional Support Team and work closely with Liz Drury, the Third Age Trust Communications Officer, as part of the Trust’s strategic project of raising the profile of the U3A movement.

Shared Learning Project (SLP) Regional Coordinators – Two in each region across the UK, you will work with the Regional Trustee as part of the Regional Team to promote shared learning projects in their region and advise local U3As on setting up these projects. You will be supported by the National SLP Coordinators and the SLP committee.

National Shared Learning Project Coordinator (NSLPC) to lead a team of Regional SLP Coordinators, keeping them informed of relevant matters within the structure of the TAT and offer them support and advice on all matters regarding U3A enquiry-led learning. You will also take a national overview of how SLPs promote the concept of learning in the U3A and chair the SLP committee.

Interested? Please contact the U3A National Office for a role description and details of the application process.


The U3A Sources Magazine, is the Educational Journal of the U3A movement 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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