MARCH U3A UNDER COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
I think that it’s fair to say that the Corona Virus has severely disrupted our activities! There are no planned physical meetings but some activity groups are meeting online and some small Groups are meeting outside.
It is very much our intention to get back to normal at the earliest opportunity but for that, we are dependent on our wider society itself also getting back to normal – we shall not do anything that will put the health of our members at risk.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Because the AGM, scheduled for last April 8th, was cancelled the Annual Reports and Financial Statement were not issued to members as is normal. It was therefore decided to send them via email and to also make them available to members through these links. A 'virtual' AGM was held on 18th June and a new Committee was elected. Details can be found on the CONTACT page.
Please do contact us if you have any queries about March U3A, through the CONTACT page. In the meantime, please stay safe and well.
COMMITTEE MINUTES and NOTICE SHEETS
These password protected documents can now be viewed by clicking the link on the right.
U3A ON THE RADIO
The first ever u3a radio officially launched at 2pm on 29th September directly after the national AGM. The national office learning team have been working with member volunteers who are skilled in broadcasting and you can keep listening to u3a radio wherever you are as it is delivered as a recorded podcast. This pilot will feature a series of interviews and features from across the movement – for the launch - all themed around looking forward. The Third Age Trust is very excited about this project which they aim to grow and develop over the coming year. There will be another pilot before Christmas. They hope you enjoy their first broadcast. Please tell your friends and colleagues to tune in! If you have an interesting story to tell - get in touch - you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To listen to the first edition go to https://youtu.be/9zGNxpUSUAc
Notice the new U3A logo.
A 2nd year PhD student at the University of Hertfordshire is currently running an online survey about everyday memory errors across the lifespan of healthy adults. The online study will not require any personal/identifiable details. All you would be required to do is to spend 30-40 minutes answering questions in an online survey about how often you experience different types of memory errors and how often would they expect people in different age groups to experience those as well.
If you are interested in participating in this survey click the Memory Survey link.
EAST OF ENGLAND REGION NOTE
Jeff Carter, U3A East of England regional Trustee, has written to all U3As in our region prior to handing over his post at the U3A AGM on September 29th. To read this note click on the 'Note from Jeff Carter' link.
2020 Photo Competition.
This competition was open to all members of March U3A and divided into 2 categories:-
1.Things That Give Me Joy
By clicking the links above or on the right you can see all the submitted photographs and the entrants including the winners and runners up. Thanks to everyone who submitted entries.
See the box on the right for the latest monthly Notice Sheets and bi-annual Newsletters (March Matters). These documents are available to March U3A members only.
March Matters editions right back to June 2012 are available to view.
Please Note: The Notice Sheets are as issued at the Monthly Meeting and should be read with this in mind.
COMPLAINTS and GRIEVANCES
From time to time members may have a grievance or some cause for complaint about another member of March U3A, be it a Committee Member, Group Leader or ordinary member. In the first instance it is prudent to try to sort out the matter yourself. If this is not possible then the matter should be brought to the attention of either the Groups Coordinator, in the case of a Group matter, or the Chairman or Committee member for anything else. This can be verbal, initially, but should always be followed up with a written statement.
March U3A abide by the procedures set out by the Third Age Trust and the procedure documents can be viewed on the GUIDANCE, POLICIES and PROCEDURES page.
Here you can also read the procedure for disciplinary action to be taken in the case of problems related to a breach or suspected breach of the agreed Code of Conduct by a member or Committee member.
Third Age Trust (TAT) News
U3A National Newsletter
To receive this national newsletter for U3A stories, events, advice, opportunities and more click on National Newsletter and register with your details. (Our region is 'East of England)
The newsletter will be sent direct to your email address. (Note: the newsletter is not a replacement for the “Third Age Matters” magazine).