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Members News

This page is for members to share any photos and activities that they think the full membership would enjoy reading about, such as a visit to a place of interest or an exhibition. Photographs are especially welcome - pictures say a thousand words !
Please use this link to email your entry : Website updates.

Membership Renewals

Time might seem like it has stood still for most of the past year but we are still moving forward - and hopefully still managing to keep cheerful. As a one-off there is a reduction in the fee this year - this reflects the lack of meetings in the church but many of the costs of running our U3A still remain.
You should all have received an email, or a letter, with details of how to renew. If you have not received notification please contact the Membership Secretary using this link.

We hope you will continue to support Your U3A.

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Groups - Quite a number of groups are holding meetings using Zoom - not as scary as it sounds and a great way to keep in touch.
Whatever approach your group agrees to take to keep itself active it must conform to current government and U3A guidelines. Safety for yourself and others must be paramount.

Please pass on this message to anyone you know who does not use electronic media. And please keep in touch with friends.

National U3A Advice - visit the National website for the latest advice. National U3A will continue to update the advice when required in response to any further developments in the spread of the virus.

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SCAMS - also be aware of scams relating to COVID-19. Herts CC has the following warning and advice :
- Fraudsters are exploiting the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus to facilitate various types of fraud and cyber crime SO
- Watch out for scam messages: Don’t click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails, and never respond to unsolicited messages and calls that ask for your personal or financial details.

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Wanderers a-wandering
The wanderers group took advantage of the lovely weather earlier in the year. Margaret led a group of 8 round her estate making good Wanderers group - August 2020 use of the shade under the trees. 6 stayed to have a picnic they had brought, in Margaret's garden, and had a good old chat. All socially distanced. The group seemed impressed.
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Lazing on the Beach
Saroj was out and about in Norfolk and spotted these seals on a beach taking advantage of seals 1-2008 the lack of people seals 2-2008 (everyone else seemed to be in Bournemouth). It looks like some of them have taken advantage of the 'eat out to help out' offer and are indifferent to her presence. All except one who thinks this might be an invasion of privacy.
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Walking Group - July
Walking group 20-07-1 When lockdown restrictions eased the walking group had its first attempt at a socially distanced walk, in bubbles of no more than six. A route with wide footpaths was chosen, and a shorter than normal walk just to get the limbs moving again. Because of the weather the date of the Walking group 20-07-2 walk was rescheduled at short notice but still ten regular walkers came along so we were able to create two bubbles. It was a lovely morning and everyone agreed it worked out well. More walks will be scheduled in the coming weeks - depending on restrictions.

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Walking Group - pre-Covid

Feb 2020 - walking group 1 The Walking group this year has been Feb 2020 - walking group 3 supported by over 20 intrepid explorers in both January and February. It continues to provide fresh air, exercise and enjoyment for the well-being of all.
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This second walk of the year was led by Janet and Norman from The Feb 2020 - walking group 2 Feb 2020 - walking group 4 Millstream to Willian in beautiful sunshine (note the shades). The walk took in water hazards, early flowers and architecture.
All rounded off by lunch at the hostelry.