Grantham

MEMBERS

The agenda for the Grantham U3A Annual General Meeting to be held on Tuesday 18th February 2020, in the Theatre at the Grantham Guildhall Arts Centre at 2pm is available for download from the links column on the right. The unapproved minutes of the 2019 AGM can also be downloaded from the right hand link column.

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MONTHLY COFFEE MORNINGS -- are held most fourth Tuesdays of the month at St. Wulfram's Church. They start at 10.00 and finish at 11.30am.

All members are welcome and especially prospective new members.

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PLAY AN INSTRUMENT!? ---------
If you play a musical instrument and would be interested in the possibility of playing with others, or even of playing solo, please let me know. Equally, if you used to play but haven’t done so for a while, I’d be interested to hear from you. In any case, just tell me the instrument and a guide to your standard.
I have an idea for an event ........Contact John Down

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NATIONAL U3A ROBOT CHALLENGE
The STEM Cell group entered the Challenge.
Grantham U3A Robot Group entered the National Robot Challenge, where robots from U3As around the country competed in a range of Challenges, some remote controlled and some autonomous. Two of our robots competed, with a third appearing to educate and enthuse non roboteers. They did very well. Congratulations!!

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U3A DIARIES 2020

To order :-
Go to U3A at the top of this page

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BBC TV licence

The BBC has announced details of the TV Licence fee concession for those over 75 which will be implemented from June next year.
 
As a result, from June 2020, any household with someone aged over 75 who receives Pension Credit, will be eligible for a free TV licence funded by the BBC. 

We would really encourage members who are eligible to apply for pension credit to apply.

You can see details of how to apply here: https://www.gov.uk/pension-credit/how-to-claim

For advice and edibility you can go to Age UK https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/money-legal/benefits-entitlements/pension-credit/

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BOOK OFFER

  Bloomsbury Publishing are offering book loving U3A members a 30% discount on most books on the site, if under £100 RRP, that includes fiction, non fiction, children’s and cookery plus a discount on all events at the Bloomsbury institute using the code U3A30 at checkout.
Simply visit www. bloomsbury.com and use the above code.
Postage and packing is free in the UK on orders over £25.
Visit the national U3A website at the button above to see more about this offer and others in the National Newsletter.

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MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS for 2020 are now due. You can renew on this website at the portal on the Membership Page. It has been held at £10 for this year. Or you can get a paper form from Rachel Southwell, the membership secretary, at Monthly Meetings and Coffee Mornings . They are also held at the Guildhall Box Office.

If you pay your Membership Subscription by Standing Order this must now be cancelled as this method of payment is no longer acceptable.

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MOOCS
MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES
For more information and ideas from U3As who are using MOOCS go to the national website or www.u3asites.org/advice-on-moocs

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