Luton

Members Area

Thank you to all our members for your continuing support in u3a Luton. We could not exist without your support and are so looking forward to be able to all meet up again in person soon.

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Diaries for 2022 will be available soon. Please contact the Treasurer Richard Putman if you would like to reserve one for £3:00

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Citizens Advice Bureau
The following message was sent via the Luton U3A Web Site. If you are interested in volunteering please reply to
Melanie Humble

I am contacting you on behalf of Luton Citizens Advice to tell you about our volunteering opportunities, which may be of interest to your members.

Citizens Advice Luton is a well-respected local charity. Our aims are to provide the independent, impartial, confidential and free advice people need for the problems they face and to improve the policies and practices that affect peoples lives.

Volunteers are an integral and valued part of the Citizens Advice service and we are looking to recruit more to help us deliver our service.

Our volunteers may be helping clients online, over the phone or face to face.

No prior experience is necessary, as our volunteers receive full training. It is a fantastic opportunity to gain new skills, meet new people, and make a real difference to our clients by helping them overcome the problems they face.

We welcome diversity and are working to develop a team of trustees, staff and volunteers who reflect the community we serve.

I can send you an information pack which tells you more about volunteering. I could also send posters on volunteering with us if you felt you could display these. I would be happy to speak (via Zoom or in person if this becomes an option) at one of your monthly meetings to talk to people about volunteering and answer questions. There are lots of possibilities!

I am responsible for supporting and recruiting our trainee volunteers. Please email me on melanie.humble@lutoncab.org.uk to let me know your thoughts. I am on leave from 16th August for 2 weeks, but will respond as soon as I can on my return.

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Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM on 14th June. We have a new Chairperson, Liz Allam for a year, and a new Committee person Paula Carey. Welcome to both.

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We have appointed two of our members, Portia Brathwaite and Thelma Raymond to be shared job holders for the post of Members' Liaison. They are both well qualified to assist our members in any way they can. They are already contacting and assisting members who are not receiving all the benefits from u3a Luton membership and contacting new members to discover their interests and advise on opportunities available. They will also provide specialist contact details to members who might need special support. We hope you will give them your support especially if they contact you by telephone. The actual duties can be found in the Job Description to the right of this page. Welcome and thank you to the two members for volunteering for the post.

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Your latest edition of 'In Touch' Magazine May 2021 Edition can be found in the right hand column of this page
The page is password protected and you will need to email me Webmaster on the contact page for the ID and password. Only fully paid up members are eligible for this information.

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Royal National Institute for the Deaf

Please see the leaflet on the right of the page

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Publicity and Marketing POST IN u3a LUTON- VACANCY (SEPTEMBER 2021)

We are also looking for a member to take up the above post to develop the public image of u3a Luton. We wish to increase awareness, and raise our profile in order to recruit new members. It would be essential to have good written, oral and organisational skills. If you are interested please do contact any member of the Executive via the contacts page. The job description is a separate document to the right of this page.

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MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS 2021-22 -please see the document at the right of the page for details how to pay your membership fees.

New members can also find the appropriate form here and also a Gift Aid form if you are eligible.
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u3a National Newsletter

You can sign up for this to be delivered to you via email. Sign up for this under the u3a tab at the top of the page.
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National u3a now has a Radio podcast and as we are now into 2021 it is hoped this will become a regular event. You will need to subscribe to the u3a YouTube channel and click the bell to get an alert when the episode is available. The last broadcast looked at members' life stories as well as stories from members and groups from across the movement.

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The u3a now has new branding which was chosen after wide consultation with members and which gives us a fresh new look which is hoped will attract more members.

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There is now a Facebook page for our u3a Luton. You have to answer a simple question to join it so if you use Facebook please take a look and join it. It is a private site however and only available to our paid up members. It would be good to get as many of our members joining in as possible. As time goes on Hilary and I will be adding as much as we can to keep you all in touch with what is happening in other U3As and helping you through these difficult times. search for U3A Luton to join

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This area is for paid up members only and to access most documents you will need a user name and password which will only be available on request from the webmaster (use contact page to email me). This information will be changed frequently for security purposes.

By requesting these details, members will automatically undertake not to divulge the user and password information to any third party, which is in line with the GDPR regulations {General Data Protection Regulation}.

I hope your access to the information contained herewith will allow you to see the hard work undertaken by your Committee, by seeing cover of meetings and that you will have more transparency.

For now stay safe and well.
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