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General Meeting – via Zoom Tues 13th July 2021, 10.30 am

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1. Welcome to visitors, new members and members.

2. Guest Speaker

  • David Skillen will speak to us on “Five Years in 509 Minutes – An Overview of the American Civil War”.

3. Chairman’s Report

4. Secretary’s Report

5. Membership Secretary

6. Group Leaders’ Announcements (if any)

  • • Longer Walking Group events – Janet Wilkins
  • • Saunter Group events – Valerie Tams
  • • French Speaking events – Pauline Scotting
  • • Photography events – John Mankelow
  • • Garden Appreciation events – Margaret Lagor
  • • Antiques and Collectables – Chris Bramhall.

7. AOB

  • Quizzes to be postponed until September when we might be able to meet in person.

8. Date and time of Next General Meeting

  • 10th August 10:30am. Peter Scoffham - 'Where are the Missing Stones?’ Hoping this will be possible at the Lane Theatre. Doors will be open from 10am.


Special General Meeting on Zoom 8th June 10:30

We had a speaker for this meeting: Ashley Jones, Regional Fraud Protect Advisor, who spoke on the subject of how we can keep ourselves protected from fraud.

As we did not have a quorate number of attendees at our AGM last month, we formally ratified the decisions taken at the AGM, therefore this General Meeting was also an SGM to enable us to do that.
Minutes of the meeting can be read here: Minutes: Zoom General Meeting June 2021


Newquay u3a Longer Walks restarted 19th May

Important information for walkers: Do not come on a walk if you feel unwell or have signs of covid-19. Should anyone develop covid-19 with in 14 days please let the walk leader know. Please respect others regard to social distancing. Car share: please check the government guide lines. Please let Janet know if you are coming on the walk.

All walks will be on Wednesdays and start at 10.30.

19th MAY… Cardinham woods. Park in Cardinham Village oposit the church. PL30 4BQ.
26th MAY… Mylor Bridge and Restronguet Creek. Park Mylor Bridge TR11 5NA.
2nd JUNE…ST.Mawgan to Mawgan Porth. Park in St.Mawgan. TR8 4EP.
9th JUNE…Wadebridge to ST. Breock. Park at the end of Guineaport road. PL27 7JN.

Please phone Janet on 01637 861115 or 07377 323689 for more information and to check that the walk is still going ahead.


AGM 11 May 2021 10:30am


New Chairman's Report

17th November 2020: Our new chairman, John Woodason, has written a welcome statement which you can read here: 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.
Link to the minutes for this meeting 2020 11 10



20th March 2020 @ 21:15: Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, ALL NEWQUAY U3A meetings were 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.


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 2022.


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.

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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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