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, Changes have again taken place as regards meetings. sadly once again we are not able to have our monthly meetings in the Village Hall, due to the present Omicron variant of the virus. We did manage to meet from September to November until this present outbreak. This is not the way I would have liked to begun my page, but the committee took the decision that we had no alternative. We and I speak on behalf of the committee, when I say that want to keep our members safe from infection, and I am sure that you all understand that. True some Groups are meeting and news of this can be found on the Group pages on this website and in the latest Newsletter.

When the situation returns to normality all meetings will begin again, and you will all be informed of this.

For those of you who have read THE WELCOME PAGE, you will see that once again we have had to cancel all the Monthly ones in the Village Hall, but not all Group Meetings. This present virus is spreading quickly as the we know from News reports. This is the latest information that we have as at the 20th January 2022.

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. This too may change and we are not certain when the next lockdown will be. We don't know how long this situation will last.

You will see that in January Newsletter, on my page, that some of our outdoor groups are now meeting.
That is the latest news that we have at the present time.

I am leaving the information below as this will apply once we return to normality and we can meet once more.

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 / Newsletter.

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 20th January 2022. This website will be updated should the position change at any time.

As most of you know we are now publishing our Monthly Newsletter. I hope that you all have taken the opportunity to download and read the Newsletter. This gives up to date information on Group activities.

From January we are reverting to the Monthly Bulletin. Our website will be updated by Roy as usual, and any newsworthy items will be posted here.

We are planning to hold a New Members meeting, which we have not held since before the Covid 19 outbreak#. This too will be on hold for the same reason as everything above.

You can read a longer version of my Chairman's article in the |Monthly Newsletter.

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 Monthly Newsletter 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.