North West Region of U3As


Zoom Training

11/11/202011.15 until 12.30 or as suits participantsPractice and ask questions about how to use Zooman informal session provided by NW Region of U3AsTo book please fill out the form 11 Nov Zoom Training

Second Tuesday Talks
We are delighted to offer the opportunity to take part in a regular series of Zoom talks, starting at 10.30 am on the second Tuesday of each month. In particular you may wish to add the Winter Warmer on 8th December to your U3As own range of seasonal celebrations.

Please use the booking link to register for each session.

13th October Memory and Identity Thanks to Tony Clarke of Lymm and Thelwall U3A for presenting the session on 'who we think we are' The session was well attended and greatly appreciated. Tony's notes are available if you email the Chair (see contacts)
10th November Grandma flew spitfires Tim Young of Newmarket U3A will explore the roles of the women who supported the air defence of Britain free session book here Grandma flew spitfires
8th December Winter Warmer with Fool's Gold Acoustic Musicians Join our winter celebration led by Carol and Steve Robson, with music and tales free session book here Fools Gold winter Warmer

The full programme for the Fool's Gold Winter Warmer can be downloaded here: Winter Warmer


North West Region of U3As AGM report 2020

Forty-three members, representing 30 different U3As from across the region, attended the AGM which was held using Zoom on the 1st September. Votes from 24 U3As were received before the AGM took place and the results of these were announced during the event. All the reports were accepted and approved. Of these, 22 U3As approved the minutes and 24 U3As approved or accepted the other reports.
All the documents were emailed to the members that had registered and it was requested that any questions were sent prior to the meeting. There was, however, an opportunity to ask questions and make comments during the AGM using the ‘chat’ feature on Zoom. One of the members asked about the possibility of holding future AGMs using Zoom. The Charity Commission has given permission for charities to hold their AGMs digitally as long as it is in the best interests of the members. This provision has only been agreed in response to the pandemic so that charities can fulfil their legal obligation during the current restrictions on meetings.
During the AGM, Arnie Laing stepped down from the committee and was thanked for his contributions in the past. The following committee was elected to serve for the following year:

Chair: Mo Eccles Upholland & District U3A
Vice Chair Hannah Chellaswamy Lymm and Thelwall U3A
Vice Chair Jacqueline Owen Wyre U3A
Treasurer Alan Hough Upholland & District U3A
Secretary Angela Bond Becconsall U3A
Member Bill Woods Heswall U3A
Member Maggy Simms Bolton & West Pennine Villages U3As
Member Mary Waters Lancaster and Morecambe U3A
In addition to the Officers, our constitution states there must be at least three and not more than five U3A members appointed to the Executive Committee. It was pointed out that anyone interested in serving on the committee should get in touch with the Chair or secretary.
Gill Russell, our Regional Trustee, announced that, after she steps down at the National AGM, Neil Stevenson will be the new Trustee from the end of September. Gill was thanked for all the guidance and support she has given and that all her hard work and dedication was appreciated.

Mo Eccles
7th September 2020

Dates for your Diary
Wed Nov 11th 11.15 until 12.30 or as suits participants
Practice and ask questions about how to use Zoom in an informal session provided by NW Region of U3As
To book fill out the form 11 Nov Zoom Training
Fri Nov 20th Shared Learning Friday 20th November from 10:30am
The aim of this session is to showcase some projects, encourage questions and hopefully get more members actively involved in learning projects. You can register here:
Shared Learning open event.

Zen Garden Meditation