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AGM 11 May 2021 10:30am

Dear Member

I hope you have had an opportunity to enjoy the lovely sunshine we have had in recent days.

I am writing to remind you about Newquay u3a's AGM on Tuesday 11th May at 10.30am. The AGM itself will be preceded this year by a guest speaker. Paul Robbins will be presenting "You stupid Boy!”, a look back at Britain's Home Guard during WW2.

I have attached my Chairman's Report and a Summary of the Accounts for the year ending 31st March 2021 which have now been reviewed and verified by our accounts examiner Roger Allen.

The meeting Zoom details are as follows:

  • To join online click on the following link:
  • Zoom AGM Link 2021
  • Meeting ID: 880 8691 7845
  • Passcode: 209399
  • To join by telephone, dial any of the following: 0203 051 2874 or 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240 or 0203 901 7895

If you are unable to join the Zoom meeting, you can submit a proxy vote (form attached) to our Secretary either by post:

  • Caroline Birkby, Apartment 4 Glendorgal Sands, Lusty Glaze Road, Newquay, TR7 3AD
  • or scan and send in a PDF to

Please do make an effort to at least fill in and return the proxy vote. We need to achieve a quorum of one fifth of our membership to ratify the decisions.

Thank you to those who have already returned forms. I hope to see you at the AGM!

Thank you for your interest and support,

John Woodason
Chairman, Newquay u3a


Keep Smiling

A new initiative by Phil Joiner of Wanstead and Woodford u3a.

To keep his members' spirits up he has been producing a new style of magazine designed to give folks a smile. He has offered to share this publication with several other u3as and we are pleased to add some of the back catalogue to our own website for the benefit of Midhurst u3a members. New issues will appear regularly, and will be added to this page. There are jokes and puzzles galore and if you read them from issue 1 they can provide something of a social commentary on the pandemic and other recent events. The magazines will stop when Wanstead and Woodford u3a "is fully back in action " (as Phil says). We hope you enjoy them.

Click on this link to download your copy of these fun magazines: Keep Smiling


New Chairman's Report

17th November 2020: Our new chairman John Woodason has written a welcome statement which you can read by clicking on Report from New Chairman


Zoom AGM held at 10:30am on 27th October 2020

Please click on this link to read the Retiring Chairman's Report.

It was announced that certain members of the 2019/2020 Committee had now either stood down or their term had come to an end. Going forward new committee roles were voted on and the revised committee as at 27th October 2020 is as follows:

ChairmanJohn Woodason
Vice Chairman
SecretaryCaroline Birkby
TreasurerVictor Williams
Assistant Treasurer
Membership SecretaryJohn Mankelow
Group Leader Coordinator
Programme Coordinator
Meet and GreetJune Colwill
Committee MemberJudith Holroyd
Committee MemberPauline Scotting
Website & Social Media

Not on the committee: Committee Printing - Dave Morey

Important roles that still require filling are: Groups Co-ordinator, Website Co-ordinator and Assistant Treasurer. If you are interested please speak to John Woodason or email Chairman. You can ‘look-in’ on committee to help you in your decision.

Link to the minutes for this meeting 2020 11 10.



20th March 2020 @ 21:15: Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, ALL NEWQUAY U3A meetings are suspended until further notice

We now have a Virtual Newquay U3A Blog to help keep our Newquay U3A members in touch. Please click on this Virtual Newquay U3A link.

We would appreciate some interesting articles and photos to add to it, so please send links to on-line articles, photos, or email photos, stories, memoirs, poems, facts, jokes, youtube videos etc to Virtual Newquay U3A to add to the blog.


Coronavirus crisis 15th March 2020

  • April, May and June General Meetings have been cancelled, which means our AGM held in May will be postponed until later in the year.
  • Several Group Leaders have temporarily cancelled their events. Please check with group leaders that the scheduled events are still going ahead.
  • U3A Day celebrations will not go ahead on June 3rd 2020 but we hope to resurrect our plans to celebrate the day in 2021.
  • Please read the statement made by our Secretary, John Woodason, about the Coronavirus crisis and also Comments from our Chairman, Gret Woodason.


U3A Day

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus crisis Newquay's U3A Day planned event for June 3rd 2020 has been cancelled. We hope to celebrate this event in 2021.


TAM Magazine TAM Magazine

When you renew your Newquay U3A membership, or when you join Newquay U3A, think about signing up for the U3A magazine "Third Age Matters" (TAM). There are lots of interesting articles, holiday offers, members letters, tips for third-agers and a page of brain games. Ask our Committee at our next General Meeting and we'll show you some examples. LearnLaughLive


Special Birthdays
Please let the Committee know if anyone has a special birthday this year so that a card can be sent.

Our latest newsletters can be seen by clicking on the relevant link on this page.
Our latest Newsletter is also available at the General Meetings.

We need Volunteers
Newquay U3A is organised totally by volunteers, without whom there would be no Newquay U3A.

Our Committee are volunteers. Our Group Leaders are volunteers. Our General Meetings have to have organisers. There are people who organise the speakers, people who help to set up the rooms ready for the meeting, marshals in the car park, people who officiate at the sign in desk, people who make tea and coffee, people who introduce you to other people if you look lost, people who clear up afterwards. These people are all volunteers.

  • We desperately need car park marshals at the Lane Theatre. Volunteers to do this on a rota basis would be very welcome.
  • We can always do with some help to set up the rooms ready for the General Meeting at the Lane Theatre.

We are always grateful for any help from other volunteers. Skills learned in our working lives can be very useful in Newquay U3A. Using our skills to help others is good for the soul.

If you would like to volunteer to join the Committee, or to lead a new Interest Group, or to help out at General Meetings, please click on the "send a message" link on this page.


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