Preston Park

NEWS

THE LATEST NEWS

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, Updated September 2019. 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:

Booking now for the new season Brighton Philharmonic Music Concerts. Sunday’s 10th November & 1st December 2.45pm at the Dome, Brighton. See the Events Page or Group Page for details.
Thursday Walking Group A new group for walkers preferring longer and faster walks! See the Groups page for details.
Barn Dance Group. Possible change of venue in 2019. Contact Group Convener for further information.

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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 2019
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 20 May 2019.

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PRESTON PARK U3A CAR SHARE GUIDELINES
Version 1. Revised 2nd June 2019.
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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NEWSLETTERS

If you would like to read an online copy of any past Newsletter please go to the ARCHIVE page of this web site.

HOLIDAYS

PPU3A SPRING BREAK 2020 - SCOTLAND
Gardens of Dumfries and Galloway - 6th-10th May 2020

An exclusive 5 day tour, tailor made by Brightwater Holidays and includes 9 fabulous visits: Dumfries House and Walled Garden, Glenwhan Gardens, Logan Botanic Gardens, Broughton House Gardens, Threave Gardens, Sweetheart Abbey, Corn Mill, Rammerscales House and the Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed House for an Art Lover.

Return flight Gatwick to Glasgow. Staying in the Holiday Inn Dumfries. Cost £795 (based on 30) (£130 s/s) includes all transportation, comfortable coaching throughout, accommodation, dinner, bed & breakfast, and accompanied by David MacLennan our Brightwater Tour Manager. £200. deposit to secure booking.
For full brochure and booking form email : ann.kerrison@ntlworld.com

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

SUN STUDY DAYS
The study days cover a range of topics and are very good value at £8; booking is via the SUN website.
You can read all about the Sussex U3A Network (SUN) or download study day booking forms from the following website: https://u3asites.org.uk/sussexu3anetwork/events
To find out more about SUN STUDY DAYS or the CHICHESTER 2020 SUMMER SCHOOL, please visit the website 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 need to create a user name and password. These events are very popular - it pays to book early!. Any notified Third Age Trust News or Events will be displayed below.