South West U3A Region


How to get replacement committee members by Lynn Moore, Chair of Brixham U3A
‘The time has come,’ the Chairman said,
‘To talk of many things:
Of trusteeships – and Treasurers
Of committees – and AGM’s –
And why the tea is boiling hot –
And whether seats have wings.’

‘But wait a bit,’ the Members cried,
‘Before we have our chat;
For some of us are out all day,
And all of us are busy!’
‘We worry!’ said the Secretary
There isn’t time for that.

‘A Treasurer,’ the Chairman said,
‘Is what we chiefly need:
Chair and Secretary besides.
Time is short indeed –
Now, if you’re ready, Members dear,
We need you to take heed. ’

‘The AGM is looming,’ the Chairman said,
‘And all of you are nice:
Committee roles are vacant
Need we ask you thrice? –
So volunteer, for end of year,
Or ask for our advice. ’

Lynn Moore

From Tuesday 28th January, acting on the advice of Environmental Health, National Office will be closed until further notice.
Staff will mostly be working from home, but there will be a limited facility for answering calls.
Please be patient and pass this information on to your U3As.
I will be in touch as soon as the situation changes.

Jill Nicholls
South West trustee

Special Interest Day ‘Climate Change and Sustainable Futures’ on May 5th
U3A in Kennet on behalf of the Bath and Wiltshire Network is organising this at Marlborough College. The general theme is with four talks on different aspects. The accompanying ‘flyer’ and programme provides information. For more details and a registration form please email
Study Day May 5th

U3A Finance Workshop see link to notes.
You will see that at item 27, there is a request for consideration at National level of alternatives to Charitable status, in the interests of reducing the workload of treasurers and group leaders.