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SPECIAL NOTICE UPDATE 16TH JUNE 2020 - see NOTICES

SPECIAL NOTICE 16TH MARCH 2020- Due to the CORONAVIRUS crisis all U3A activities are currently suspended until further notice.

PLEASE READ CORONAVIRUS ADVICE AND UPDATES FROM YOUR U3A AT THE LINK FOR NOTICES ON THIS PAGE

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FROM THE CHAIRMAN

Tim Young 1st August 2020

Dear U3A Members,

We have moved to monthly E-News now and as this reaches your inbox or drops on your hall mat, we have reached the end of July: the midsummer, holiday season. Well what a change from the routine summer months. I don’t know about you but, specially as the Chairman, I am finding the gradual opening up of the country and its facilities very difficult. The more I read, the more confusing it all seems. However, it is my task,with my colleagues on the Executive Committee, to lead our organisation through this and to try to provide as many activities of as many types for you as we can.

We may now meet in various groupings outside and we are working on a scheme to allow those who wish to, to meet, socially distanced in appropriate groups. It would be lovely to be able to chat with others that we used to see regularly but haven’t been able to meet for months. The Resources Sub-Committee has already held two face-to-face meetings, while the main committee held its monthly meeting on 20 July on Zoom. You may have seen a presentation by yours truly, (me), on Monday 27 July on the topic of ‘Women of the Air’.

Incidentally, I was talking to a lady from Blackburn U3A and the result is that I am giving this talk to the North West England Region in November. That will be interesting: there are 100 U3As with 43,000 members! Would you believe, they are calling the programme ‘Second Tuesdays’. Great minds think alike.

In these difficult times we are working on various time scales, both the next few weeks and further ahead so as to be as ready as possible for future events. We shall keep you in touch as we progress.

Do make sure you keep your current membership card as it is valid until July 2021.

My very best wishes to everyone.

Tim Young
Chairman, Newmarket U3A
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Tim\'s video chat 23rd May 2020 (also on our Facebook page)

(See Tim’s video chat on our Facebook page 23/03/20) or here on YouTube Tim Young video
- Chris, Web Ed. )

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Click here for the Calendar.

The website for Newmarket U3A is u3asites.org.uk/newmarket . Please consult it regularly since we use it to let you know of changes in venues, dates etc. and to post information. We are part of THE THIRD AGE TRUST.

NB The simplest way to find us is just to search Newmarket U3A

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SPEAKER MEETINGS

Usually held on the last Monday of the month at 2.30pm at Exning Road Club. See the EVENTS page.
These events are currently suspended and we hope to reschedule for a later date.

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Niddy Walpole 01353 721144