Preston Park

NEWS

THE LATEST NEWS

New EVENTS: If the theatre is one of your interests, visit the EVENTS page for details of the Spring/Summer Theatre Royal matinee shows while there are still tickets available.

MORE HELP NEEDED PLEASE
In addition to the requests for help detailed in the Chairman’s letter of December last (shown below).
There is now an urgent need for more Volunteers to help on the Check-in Desk at the monthly meetings.
Plus, an Archivist is also needed to ‘quite simply file and look after the U3A paper records, probably one or two box files, nothing onerous’. Press this link to email Alan Beebe if you would be willing to help or would like further information or call Alan on 01273 559108.

MEMBERSHIP GUIDELINES, Dec. 2018 Now available to read via the link on the MEMBERSHIP page of the website.
Interesting information particularly for newer members wishing to learn more about the structure and day to day working of Preston Park U3A.

LATEST GROUP INFORMATION:

New Group: Patchwork & Quilting. See GROUPS page for further details.

Garden Visits - April to July 2019. Now fully booked. Booking details for August/September TBA.

Barn Dance Group. Possible change of venue in 2019. Contact Group Convener for further information.

Heritage Visiting Group. Introducing the first six of nine Heritage Visits for 2019. Please see the EVENTS page for full details and booking information.

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Thank you from two Charities
Thanks very much to the generosity of our members. Lynn and Sarah made poppies which they sold at the November meeting, which raised £76.30, given to The British Legion.
Caroline, over the year, selling cards, and other craft items, has raised, from you £650.00, which has gone to Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice.
Well done! And thanks to all of you for your support. Alan Beebe - Chairman
See detailed receipts from both Charities via the Link opposite.

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A MESSAGE FROM YOUR CHAIRMAN, ALAN BEEBE - PRESTON PARK U3A SITUATIONS VACANT DECEMBER 2018

We are still in need of volunteers for the following.
1. Hall stewards, to help (occasionally) Kevin & Peter & Ken to get the hall ready for our monthly general meetings, and then help to clear and tidy up afterwards.
2. Meeters & Greeters, to get to the hall 20 minutes before the the start of the meeting, and be welcoming and helpful to those that are new, look new, or are just plain lost in our Preston Park ways of doing things.
3. We also need a Newsletter Compiler/Editor. I don't think that we have any shortage of news and pictures, we just need someone who can put it all together for us, please, if you think that you could help, give me a call.
Additionally, would any member be interested in volunteering to organise Low Key Publicity
Press this link to email Alan Beebe if you are willing to help or would like further details about this post.
Tel: 01273 559108

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PPU3A PRIVACY POLICY 2018
In accordance with new Data Protection requirements, these Preston Park U3A policy documents can now be viewed on the ARCHIVES page of this website. Just go to the ARCHIVES page, scroll down and at the foot of the right hand column tap the document you wish to view. First available 10/04/2018, updated 18th May 2018.

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PRESTON PARK U3A CAR SHARE GUIDELINES
Version 1. Revised 8th June 2018.
INTRODUCTION
 
The Third Age Trust has stated that U3A members can offer lifts to other members and accept money towards fuel costs without compromising their vehicle insurance policy.
 
It is recommended that we have guidelines so that the matter is handled fairly and consistently with the driver getting back an appropriate proportion of the fuel cost but not the total amount.
 
In the event of a vehicle accident, it would normally be the vehicle insurance that would properly cover matters relating to the driving of the vehicle. Any claim would generally fall outside the scope of the Public Liability Insurance your U3A has through the Third Age Trust.
 
GUIDELINES
1 The driver warrants that the vehicle is properly insured, taxed and roadworthy.
2 The driver is not obliged to accept any contribution. 
3 The recommended current contribution is 10 pence per mile per member based on a 4 or 5 seat vehicle.
 4 The above contribution rate will be reviewed from time to time.

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MEETINGS

GENERAL MEETINGS THE START TIME for General Meetings is 2pm.

NEWSLETTERS

Members with an email address will receive a copy by email. A hard copy for those without email will be available at the General Meeting, those who miss the meeting will receive a copy by post. If you would like to read an online copy of any past Newsletter please go to the ARCHIVE page of this web site.

HOLIDAYS

SPRING BREAK 2019
A tailor-made tour by Brightwater Holidays for Preston Park U3A
Gardens of Herefordshire
6 - 10 May 2019
NOW FULLY BOOKED

SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

DETAILS OF THE PRO RATA SUBSCRIPTION RATES FOR NEW MEMBERS JOINING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR CAN BE FOUND ON THE MEMBERSHIP PAGE.

Online Subscription Payments
If you bank online you can now pay your subscription by online bank transfer, which simplifies administration considerably and will save you the cost of a stamp. You may still pay by cheque, payable to Preston Park U3A.
NB: If you pay by online transfer, please quote the Sort Code 20-12-80 and Account Number 33576914. Please also quote your first and surname for reference to help us identify who has made the payment. If your payment is for more than one person please quote each person’s first and surname.
Please see the Membership page and Membership Application Form for subscription and joining information.

SUN AND THIRD AGE TRUST EVENTS

For comprehensive information on Third Age Trust events, please go to the Events page in the Members' Section of the U3A's Third Age Trust website at http://www.u3a.org.uk. Please note that you will need to sign in as a U3A member to access the Members' Section. This is easy to set up on the Third Age Trust web site. Enquiries: The Third Age Trust, 19 East Street, Bromley, Kent BR1 1QE Tel: 02084 666129.

Any notified Third Age Trust News or Events will be displayed below.

SUN STUDY DAYS
Sat. April 13th. SUN In the Picture with Peter Enser in Horsham. Exploring the evolving role of images in human communication and the techniques for their creation, interpretation and retrieval.
Sat. May 11th. SUN Eureka! - A Brief History of Maths with Roger Luther at Patching. A look at some of the highlights of mathematical discovery.

THIRD AGE TRUST STUDY DAYS
Thu Mar 21st Satire to Sublime - British Art from Hogarth to Turner at National Gallery, London 11- 4pm. Cost £25. Book via the TAT website.
Fri Apr 26th An Afternoon at Southwark Cathedral. Tour the cathedral with a talk from a local historian.1.30 - 4.00pm. Cost: £15 + refreshments. Book via the TAT Website.

SUMMER SCHOOLS
Mon Jun 24th - Thu Jun 27th SE U3A Forum Chichester Summer School at Chichester University.

To find out more about SUN STUDY DAYS or the CHICHESTER SUMMER SCHOOL, please visit the SUN website at https://u3asites.org.uk/sussexu3anetwork/home or speak to Anne Dale at the monthly General Meeting.

THIRD AGE TRUST NATIONAL EVENTS

Bookings can be made by obtaining a Booking Form from the National Office or by going to www.u3a.org.uk via the members section.
Alternatively go to the LINKS page of this website and click on National Office, followed by Events, then Educational Events. This area gives comprehensive information and an opportunity to make a booking. Remember you will still need to create a user name and password. These events are very popular - it pays to book early!