Great Oakley & District U3A started up in May 2013 and is still relatively small with about 165 members and nineteen interest groups, but with more on the way. Our main meetings are held at Great Oakley Village Hall, Corby, starting at 2pm on the fourth Monday of the month (or previous Monday if this is a Bank Holiday). There is an annual membership fee of £15 (2018-19} for new members £10 for renewals with a reduction of £2.00 if members do not want the national U3A magazine, that is available on the web, delivered to them. This includes refreshment at the monthly general meeting.
The interest groups meet in various smaller venues around Corby and there is usually a small charge at each group meeting to cover the cost of the hall/refreshments depending on where they meet.
The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is for people who have ceased full time employment and family commitments, to enable them to come together in a relaxed and happy atmosphere, meet new people, learn and share old and new skills and experiences, and make new friends and acquaintances.
The U3A movement is supported by its national organisation, the Third Age Trust. Click on the U3A button in the menu for more information.
The committee and I have been doing our best to regularly contact the membership in various ways and some groups are meeting on Zoom
Meeting places are starting to reopen but we do have to follow U3A guide lines for Health and safety issues.
Letters are being sent out via the internet and post to advise members of their membership fees, 21/22 individually as some members will be receiving a rebate due to us not meeting for the last year.
I would like to thank all our group leaders who have been working with the members of their groups and members who have kept in touch.
Until restrictions are lifted this is the only way we can function, but we are still Great Oakley and District U3A and we will all be back together again as soon as it is physically possible.