London Region of U3As

Delegates

This page gives information to support LRU3A Delegates in their role.
What is the Role of a Delegate?
Each U3A is invited to nominate two named Delegates to represent their interests at regional and national levels through active participation in the London Region of U3As.
The quarterly Delegate meetings are attended by the Executive Committee and London Region Trustee, and Delegates from U3As across London. Other members may attend as observers/guests at the discretion of Executive Committee.
Participation in regional meetings offers opportunities to:
• Speak directly to Committee members, Regional Trustee and other Delegates
• Catch up on regional and national news
• Ask questions, make suggestions
• Discuss problems and exchange ideas about best practice
• Decide on and help to implement useful, cost-effective regional activities
• Listen to guest speakers
• Communicate with the Trust via the Regional Trustee
• Benefit from Trust funds for regional activities
• Support and promote U3A activities at a regional level
• Vote for Regional Trustee and other issues of regional interest (one vote per U3A)

For further information on the role of a Delegate click here: Delegates Role

A key aspect of above is communications. In July 2017 LRU3A conducted a survey to gauge how effective it's communications channels were in getting information to all the London U3As. You can see the results here: Communications Survey Results 2017

Are You Getting the Best from Membership of the London Region of U3As?
This depends on the active participation of Delegates and other members of U3As across London. Please ask your Delegates to raise any points of interest or concern at one of the meetings or via the contacts page on this website. Please also make sure your Delegates are providing feedback from meetings, and passing on information about events and other opportunities.

To assist with communication, please the ensure the Committee is kept up to date with the names and contact details of your Chairs and Delegates, by emailing the Membership Secretary - see the CONTACT page.

Dates and Venue of Future Delegates Meetings:
October: Monday 15th, 2.00-4.00pm Annual General Meeting (Canada Water Library Theatre). See map here: Canada Water Map
This meeting will include a talk from Eric Midwinter, a founder member of U3A in the UK, on ‘U3AOLOGY: the thinking behind the U3A’ and the future. The following papers are available in support of this AGM:
AGM2018-Notice
AGM2018-Agenda
AGM2018-ChairsReport
Accounts 2017-18
AGM 2017 minutes
Delegates Meeting - Oct 2018 Reports
Development Plan 2019-22

Proposed dates for 2019:
January: Friday 25th, 2.00-4.00pm
April: Friday 26th, 2.00-4.00pm
July: Friday 12th, 2.00-4.00pm
November: Friday 1st, 2.00-4.00pm
Registration opens from 1.30pm

Minutes from Previous Delegates Meetings: To read what was covered in previous meetings use the links following:
- July 2018 Delegates meeting. This meeting included a talk from Elizabeth Drury, Communications Officer, U3A National Office. See it here: Communications U3A For the minutes of the meeting look here: Delegates Meeting-July2018 Minutes
See also other relevant documents from this meeting: Delegates Meeting - July 2018 Agenda; Delegates Meeting - July 2018 Reports, DelegatesMeeting-July2018WebsitesReview
- April 2018 Delegates meeting and EGM: see Delegates Meeting - April 2018 Minutes & Delegates Meeting - April 2018 Reports
- January 2018 Delegates meeting: see Delegates Meeting - January 2018 Minutes.
- November 2017 Delegates meeting see AGM 2017 minutes and Accounts 2017.

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Best Practice: The intention for this web page is that we build up a collection of material on particular subjects relevant to all 43 of our London Region U3As. If there is a particular subject you are looking for guidance on please drop the Web editor an email, via our CONTACT web page.

Ideas for London Region Activities: if you have any ideas for activities at future Delegate meetings, Workshops or other regional activities, please submit your suggestions to the LR Chair via email on the CONTACT page. You can also use the form here: Delegates-Ideas for Regional Activities. Analysis of responses received so far can be seen here: Suggested Activities-Response Analysis

Speakers List: Do you want a tried-and-tested speaker to talk to your U3A or your interest group? Jo Livingston has compiled a list of speakers from London Region U3As covering a wide range of subjects. To obtain the list email Jo Livingston through the CONTACT page.
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THIRD AGE TRUST's LONDON REGION, To see more information use the tab at the top of the page or click here: THE LONDON REGION.
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To see what support exists regionally and nationally for various U3A learning activities have a look at some options on our LEARNING page.