Melbourn & District

notices - checked 2022

OUR NEWSLETTER HAS REPORTS FROM OUR GROUPS, THINGS TO EXPLORE AND MORE
The current issue of the newsletter is here - updated monthly: Melbourn & district U3A newsletter.

JOIN
You’re invited to join - your membership will last until July 2023. The WELCOME page above has an online form. Or you can post a cheque to Nicole, the membership secretary - though do please make clear who any money you send is from.

NATIONAL U3A EMAIL NEWS
You can sign up for a monthly email newsletter from the U3A at the National U3A/newsletter

INSURANCE COVER
Grandchildren and guests are not covered by our liability insurance and thus can no longer be accommodated at U3A activities and events.

JOINING ANOTHER U3A
If you want to be a member of more than one U3A, please do so. The other U3A may wish to know (for capitation purposes) if you are already a member of another U3A. You can use your membership card to show this. If you need a membership card you can get one by either coming to a Wednesday speaker meeting or send a stamped, addressed envelope to Nicole, the Membership Secretary.

U3A MERCHANDISE - 2023 DIARY - PENS - PENCILS - BADGE
If you would like a U3A diary (£), please visit the U3A shop. Also available are items of stationery best bought in bulk online. U3A national office contact info: 020 8466 6139.

SOCIAL PRESCRIBING. U3A & the NHS
You perhaps know people who visit their GP, but instead of drugs or medicine, could benefit more from friendship, learning and exercise. And that’s official as the NHS website now has a link to the U3A, in its section dealing with older people. See here or bit.ly/U3Aprescribing

DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL LINKS
If you have retired family members overseas or if you visit other countries, you may have wondered if U3As are to be found there. They are, but some are known by other names, and may not come up via a web search. If this sort of thing interests you, you can get more information by following links in the members’ area of the national website at www.u3a.org.uk. We also have details of websites relating to specific countries; for more information contact a member of the committee.

DISCOUNTED BIG NAME SOFTWARE
Our U3A can purchase discounted Adobe/Microsoft/Symantec software to use for our purposes as an educational charity. Contact the newsletter editor - but first look at prices at TT Exchange www.tt-exchange.org. The procedure is explained there - and it's not as straightforward as it ought to be but there's money to be saved.