On this page we shall show important, 'stop press' announcements as well as a mixture of useful information and timely reminders that don't sit comfortably on the other pages. Members are warmly welcome to suggest items for inclusion by emailing the Webmaster by clicking on webmaster.
*** STOP PRESS ***
Has sadly been another event that is being cancelled, but it seems wise to do so.
AGM actually took place
A few phone calls to remind people resulted in us having a quorum, so the meeting has been completed
Solent U3A 2020 AGM
New date July 8th
A virtual AGM will be held using Zoom at 2.15 on Weds 8th July. The meeting ID will be posted on this website at the beginning of July. The meeting password will be that printed on the back of this year’s membership card.
Details of the agenda, minutes of the last meeting, chairman’s and treasurers report are available on the Events page.
The Trip to Bristol
has been cancelled.
There are some new groups that have started, see the groups page for more details.
Local History 2
A New page of arts and educational links
Has been added to the Welcome screen COVID-19 - Things you can do online.
An update on the Green waste collections, given the weather you may have been doing a lot of gardening.
Fareham Garden Waste Collections
A new page has been added from the Welcome screen to give a single information page for COVID-19 information.
How to use Zoom to video conference call
Some of the committee and group leaders tried out Zoom, they felt it could be a good way for groups to keep in touch.
You may be invited by a group leader to take part in an online meeting using this, it can be used on a smartphone, a tablet or a computer.
Click on Zoom covid19 which will take you through to the Zoom page where there is a lot of information about how to use it.
How to Video Call your family (or even your U3A group)
The BBC have written a good little guide to video calling.
Click BBC Guide To Video Calling to be taken though to it.
Please check here and on the events and group pages for updates about what has been cancelled.
Message from the Chairman
It is with some regret that I have to inform you that all future Talks meetings will be cancelled until further notice.
I will let you all know when our Talks meetings are allowed to resume.
Furthermore, there will be no Quarterly Programme issued until further notice.
Solent U3A 2020 AGM
Notice of Postponement
I have heeded the advice from HM Government and the Third Age Trust, regarding how we should behave during the current Coronavirus Pandemic. As a result, and in consultation with your principal officers, it has been decided to postpone the forthcoming Annual General Meeting of Solent U3A, scheduled for 26th March. We will reconvene the AGM when we are advised that it is safe to do so.
Thank you for your understanding in these difficult times.
Are being cancelled on a rolling cancellation programme, please check the events page for the latest information.
Is being postponed(at least until September)
Will be reviewed and further information will be given in due course.
Has been cancelled.
Covent Garden trip
Has been cancelled, details on rearrangement or refunds will be given later.
Should all be cancelled until further notice, please see the message from the Group Coordinator to Group Leaders on the Groups page.[message updated 20Mar20]
PORTSMOUTH UNIVERSITY SURVEY
Portsmouth University would like as many people to complete a survey that is trying to predict if an active childhood leads to being active later in life.
They would like to invite those in the U3A group to complete an online survey. It does not take more than 15 minutes to complete.
Here is the link Portsmouth University Survey
Dr. Martina Navarro
Senior Lecturer in Skill Acquisition
University of Portsmouth
School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science
I'm currently investigating predictors of an active lifestyle. More specifically, I'm interested to understand whether participation in sports and PA during sensitive periods in childhood predicts high levels of PA in adulthood. We know that physical activity is one of the main strategies that can fight the current obesity epidemic and lifestyle diseases which count for 17 million deaths a year. Therefore a better understanding of how experiences in childhood play a role in adulthood lifestyle could support ideas for policy changes. It would be great to have a broad range of adults (anyone older than 18 yrs. is welcomed) participating in this survey.
The latest report from the sailing group, for 2019, is now available linked on the group page .
There is a new Playreading group, see the groups page for more details.
GROUPS CALENDAR. The latest issue can be viewed via the link on the Groups page.
MEMBERSHIP is due.
The Renewal and Gift Aid forms can be seen by clicking Current Programme and choosing which you want to view
PROGRAMME and GROUPS LIST (Jan - Apr 2020). These latest issues can be seen by clicking Current Programme and choosing which you want to view.
NEW WEBMASTER. Mike Smith has now 'retired' to act as Website and Beacon Consultant and Janette Lloyd has taken over the day to day running of the Website and Admin on Beacon.
Please note that the webmaster is still accessible by the various links on this website and directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SITE MAP. Mike composed this new page which you may find helpful in jumping straight to a page that you want. It's a bit like the index at the back of a book. You get to it by clicking on Sitemap on the strip at the top of most pages.
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