Northumbria Region U3A

Committee

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2019-20

Jill Haistead and Jane Mathieson would like to hear from anyone in the Region who would like to join the Committee.

Chair Vice Chair
Jill Haistead Mo Brown
Jill HaisteadMo Brown

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Business Secretary Treasurer
. Mike Wallace
Jane Mathieson Mike Wallace

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Other Committee Members

Fliss Hill Ann Carr Mary Barlow Jeff Armstrong
Fliss HillAnn CarrMary BarlowJeff Armstrong

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Regional Trustee
E. Porter
Elizabeth Porter

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Non Committee Posts

Website Editor Publicity Officer
P. Barnett Kelvin Rushworth
Peter Barnett Kelvin Rushworth

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NORTHUMBRIA REGION WORKING GROUPS

Click here: Working Groups for more information.

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ANNUAL ACCOUNTS

December 2018 Accounts

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Northumbria Region U3A

Years ago, long before U3A ‘regions’ and ‘networks’, some local U3As in North East England recognised the immense value of living near, learning from and laughing with other local U3As. Northumbria Region U3A, a mutually supportive organisation was launched.

Today, we can be so very proud that those early ideas and plans are still being implemented and developed. Fifty one U3As across the North East and North Yorkshire continue to live, learn and laugh together.

Like all registered charities, Northumbria Region U3A is organised and managed by a committee of Trustees. I have been a Trustee of a huge range of small and large voluntary organisations and community groups for most of my adult life. It is one of the most satisfying volunteering roles that any individual can take.

Of course, being a Trustee can be challenging but, at an Annual General Meeting, there is nothing quite like the feeling of having succeeded in ensuring the survival, growth and development of a much needed and well-respected organisation.

So, what are the main roles which have to be undertaken by Trustees …
 ensure your charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit
 comply with the law and the governing document of your charity
 act in the best interests of your charity
 responsibly manage the resources of your charity
 act with reasonable care and skill
 ensure that your charity complies with statutory accounting and reporting requirements.

Really, just the sort of things that any individual makes sure happens in the places where they live and work! In Northumbria Region U3A, currently, being a Trustee is really exciting. U3As are changing. Locally, more and different groups are being introduced. Nationally, membership continues to grow (both individuals and U3As). Internationally, U3A has achieved many successes and huge respect. What a great time to be involved!

If you want to know more about Northumbria Region U3A, contact Business Secretary Jane Mathieson

Kelvin Rushworth
Wooler U3A and Trust Volunteer