Redditch

Latest News

On this page you will find the latest 'breaking' news from Redditch U3A, its groups and events, plus the latest news from National Office.

Please use the email link on the right if you have news you would like added to this page
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Wednesday afternoon changes:

The NEW group offering challenging projects in Photo Editing, for both beginners and experienced users working with any photo editing software, now meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month with a new project every month.

The Family History group now meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month with the NEW 4th Wednesday meeting, Family History DNA, devoted to mutual aid for members using DNA to support their research. All are welcome to join the group to see how DNA results can link cousins to mutual ancestors.
Meanwhile the Traditional 2nd Wednesday meeting will challenge members to show and discuss elements of their research.

All these Wednesday groups meet at 1:45 for a 2pm start using the same Webex LogIn. See the monthly newsletter for that login, contact John ( johncartmell@me.com ) for further details, or just ‘drop in’ on any of the meetings.

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One of our members, Louis Thomas, has produced a short video on how to spot, and then to avoid, scams. You can view Louis' presentation on the Talk Videos page.

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At present, £3.50 of your annual subscription is paid to the Third Age Trust. At the next AGM of the Trust (29 September 2020), there is a proposal to increase this subscription to £4.00 from April 1st 2022. For details of what is provided for your subscription, and for answers for some frequently asked questions, please read the document in the right hand column of this page.

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Redditch U3A is part of the wider West Midlands Regional U3A network. We have added a link to their website on the right of this page as some regional activities may be of interest to our members

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Are you interested in Country Dancing? Please see the leaflet to the right for a local club that would welcome new members.

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David Pattenden has compiled some information providing details of amateur music groups local to Redditch which might accept new members, and therefore be of interest to musically inclined members of Redditch U3A. Click on the link to the right of this page to see this information.

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Would you like to start a new interest group for Redditch U3A? The committee have drawn up some helpful advice which you can find via the link on the right (updated Feb 2019).

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NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL OFFICE

The RHS offers discounts for U3A groups (10+) wishing to visit their gardens or attend flower shows. See flyer on our notice board or visit www.rhs.org.uk/U3A

St John’s Ambulance have produced a pocket-sized first aid guide which is available free. It covers 5 common conditions where straightforward first aid could be the difference between a life saved and a life lost. Use the link below:
https://www.sja.org.uk/sja/support-us/the-difference/get-a-free-first-aid-guide.aspx