Latest information regarding Coronavirus
The Chief Medical Adviser, Professor Chris Whitty, has said that the group of people who should take 'particular care to minimise their social contact' are:
• People over 70
• Other adults who would normally be advised to have the 'flu vaccine, such as those with chronic diseases
Everyone is asked to minimise their social contact.
Based on this advice, the Midhurst U3A Committee has decided to suspend all Midhurst U3A activities, including talks, groups, outings and social activities for the next three months. That means our AGM will be postponed until August at the earliest. Some groups are operating by email or other means. Contact the Group Leader (see "Groups"). We are also issuing enews to existing members who have agreed to receive them. If you wish to enquire about membership please click on Membership Enquiries on the Contact page.
This website potentially reaches 318 of our members, but as our membership is now over 420, please pass on any information sent out by Midhurst U3A and the Third Age Trust to those members who cannot access it.
We are also considering what help Midhurst U3A can provide to our particularly vulnerable members during this difficult time.
Following the Government and NHS announcement yesterday, the Third Age Trust has created a dedicated page on the national website to keep you up to date with the latest guidance and advice - both general and specific to U3A. To access it, click on U3A Covid-19 Guidance
All libraries in West Sussex are now closed until further notice. However the Registration Services which operate in some of their buildings will remain open.
General meetings with a guest speaker are held in the Methodist Church Hall, North Street, Midhurst starting at 2.30pm. Admission is £2 for members and £3 for visitors, including tea and biscuits. Please arrive before 2.15pm if you would like to have tea and biscuits.
Study days and workshops are also organised by the Sussex U3A Network (SUN). Have a look at the SUN Study Day Programme on the Sun Website to find out further details (when they become available) and to download registration forms. Details and application forms for the next three SUN Study Days will usually be available at our general meetings from the "Sound Guy" at the front. SUN Study Days cost £8 and generally run from 9:45 am until 3:30 pm.You will need to bring a packed lunch.
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TRIPS & EVENTS – REFUND POLICY
Where a member has booked and paid for a trip or other event (either a deposit or the full amount) and later cancels for any reason, he/she should immediately inform the trip organisers and return the ticket(s) to them as soon as possible.
A refund will be made of all costs recovered by the U3A in two circumstances:-
1. If their place(s) can be re-sold or
2. An amount of money is refunded by the venue/travel company involved.
In other cases a refund will only be made in exceptional circumstances (such as medical emergencies), at the discretion of the Committee
N.B. Please read the Event Ticket & Insurance Information sheet as this sets the terms and conditions which apply to Midhurst U3A Event Tickets as well as details about the U3A Insurance in terms of what is covered (Public Liability & Product Liability) and what is not covered (Personal Accident, Travel, Cancellation and Personal Property insurance).
Offering lifts to other U3A members when attending U3A activities
U3A members can offer lifts to other members and accept money towards petrol costs without compromising their car insurance policy provided that the driver only receives an appropriate proportion of the fuel cost from each passenger and not the total amount as this would then amount to a private hire fee and require “taxi” insurance cover.
Members are reminded that any incident involving the driving of the vehicle would be covered under their own motor insurance policy. This includes injury to passengers and members are advised to check that their insurance policy does cover such an eventuality.
Where text below is coloured, this indicates a link to further information
For 2019, we have the biggest-ever programme of outings on offer. Many members have asked for the dates well in advance so they can plan ahead, but booking will not open until the General Meeting specified.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue Aug 18th||A.G.M. (Hopefully)|
Mon Jun 15th
→Thu Jun 18th
|The South East U3A Forum Summer School will be held at the University of Chichester from Monday 15 to Thursday 18 June 2020. Thirteen courses are being offered and the costs are unchanged from 2019. For further details, please click on SE U3A Forum Summer school.|
Thu Sep 3rd
→Mon Sep 7th
Plans are now coming together for the 5 day holiday to Oberammergau on the 3rd of September 2020, so please follow this link to the Tailored Travel Website to see the full details. It is only referred to as Midhurst U3A for want of a better name - anyone is welcome to come.