Roding Valley

From the Chairman

My name is Judy Adams and I am the Current Chairman of the Roding Valley U3A.

As you know by now, sadly we have not been able to meet either in Groups or at our monthly meetings since the Covid 19 situation hit the UK back in March 2019.

We are now restarting our monthly meetings in the Village Hall from 20th September, so this we are looking forward to.

At the moment we are all be able to take Holidays in the UK, but holidays abroad are still subject to various conditions, and that depends on where you are planning to go.

Our meetings in the Village Hall and in member's homes will be able to resume. Any news on the resumption of group activities, both out and indoor meetings will be shown on this website and in the Monthly Newsletter

You will see that in last month's Bulletin, on my page, that some of our outdoor groups have begun to meet. That is a good sign. Don't forget that if you want to start your outdoor group, make sure that you made contact with Mike Lewis, to ensure you undertake the risk assessment with safety procedures, so that you are set to start safely. You will find Mike's details in the current RV Bulletin.

As far as our own meetings are concerned, we plan to cease meetings for our talks on Zoom.

I want to take this opportunity to remind all members and prospective new members, that whilst all meetings both in Members Homes, and those outdoors, e.g. Outings and Walking Groups are subject to the completion of a risk assessment form by the Group Convenor. This of course of course depends on the Covid 19 Virus situation, which is constantly changing. Remember all group meetings are covered by our U3A insurance providing they are sanctioned by the committee. This information is correct as from the 22nd August 2021. This website will be updated should the position change at any time.

In January 2021 we issued our 10th Monthly Bulletin, which has now taken the place of our Monthly newsletter. I hope that you all with computers have read it on your computer screens or perhaps have printed it out even. Now from September 2021 we are resuming the printing and distribution of our normal Monthly Newsletter. I hope that you will all download it and read it. There you will find more information on all our activities and groups.

I do hope that you are keeping well.

The u3a has just circulated a u3a Members Link Leaflet. As a member you should have received this by e-mail. For those of you that receive your Bulletin by post, there is a copy attached. There is a lot of advice, links and tips and resources to help keep us active and learning together. So, why not give some of the ideas ago.