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Third Age Trustee for Scotland

U3A Trustee for Scotland Newsletter, November 2017

Digital Champions

Scotland along with the rest of the world is going digital. We all need to know how to be conduct our affairs on-line safely. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) are offering free training to Digital Champions to help others in their organisations and communities to get to grips with the digital world. If you are interested, please visit :-
https://digital.scvo.org.uk/participation/digital-champions-training/
for more information and a link to register your interest.
The SCVO is particularly keen to get the U3A movement involved in this programme.

All Scotland Assembly

It’s not too late to Register for The All Scotland Assembly on:-
16th NOVEMBER 2017 at LANARK MEMORIAL HALL, ST. LEONARD ROAD, LANARK ML11 7AB
This assembly will be addressed by John Ellison, Treasurer of the Third Age Trust in company with Kevin Traynor the newly appointed Finance Manager of the Trust.
Also speaking will be Liz Drury, Communications Officer for The Third Age Trust who is tasked with leading the charge to raise the profile of the U3A movement.
There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions in an Open Forum.

Please contact asap as the deadline is fast approaching.

u3ascotlandvicechair@gmail.com

New Committee Member Induction Training

Becoming a Committee Member of a U3A is a rewarding and worthwhile contribution to your local U3A and to the whole movement. There is a massive amount of experience and talent throughout the U3A and many take Committee membership in their stride. But to others the task is daunting, and many do not want the extra responsibilities, especially that of being an Officer of their U3A such as Chairman, Treasurer or Secretary. But these are essential roles without which your U3A could not function. U3As can and do fold if no one comes forward.

The U3A is quite a special kind of movement consisting entirely of volunteers and some special skills and knowledge is required. But with the regular turn over in Committee members a constant refresher is needed.

The Trust in collaboration with The U3A in Scotland is planning to introduce a regular series of Committee Member Induction Training events. These will be delivered by Trained Volunteers and will be taken round the Country to give everyone the opportunity to attend. In the first instance I am looking for Volunteers from all parts of Scotland who will deliver these workshops. All reasonable travelling and subsistence expenses will be paid. With a network of Volunteers, we can build a network of experienced and trained people who are the go-to people in their area.

If you are interested, please get in touch.
Ed Link
U3A Trustee for Scotland

I can be contacted at:
Email ed.link@u3a.org.uk
Phone 01577 864183 or 07504 898090

31st October 2017