Welcome to Stubbington U3A
A Message from our Chairperson
The Committee is keeping up to date with the Coronavirus situation taking account of instructions from the Government and recommendations from U3A National Office.
In this months magazine we have informed you that there will be NO meetings for the foreseeable future - look at "Newsletter" page on the website.
Some of our interest groups have been inventive in contacting each other via email and Facebook, others send photos of projects they are undertaking, be that in Craft, Photography, Gardening etc.
Then there is the good old-fashioned telephone where members have been talking to each other to stave off loneliness and to check all is well.
On Stubbington U3A Website Home Page we now have a rotating information ribbon, this will be updated on an as and when basis.
The Committee and I wish you all well in this time of isolation. Our contact details are in the Monthly Magazine. We have also included some helpful tips for shopping within the village, although these will change as time goes on.
Please see the U3A National Office website as they have a lot of innovative links to keep us all
Keep safe, Keep well, Keep in-touch.
We are looking forward to seeing you all again soon.
Chris Adams Chairperson
Our aim is to increase the knowledge and to fulfill the time of those people who have completed their working life.
The U3A is a learning co-operative of people no longer in full time employment. Anyone can join - all you need is interest and enthusiasm. No qualifications are required and none are given.
The U3A offers the opportunity to share your knowledge, experience and talents with others and learn from them in friendly surroundings. Please use the links on these pages, and the Menu 'buttons' above, to find out more about our U3A and of those in the Stubbington area.
We are a vibrant and very friendly division of U3A and have only been in existence since March 2015. Our Monthly Members Meetings are held in the Holy Rood Church, Gosport Road, Stubbington on the first Thursday of each month at 2pm; the doors open at 1:30pm. We have a very varied and interesting programme of speakers and after their talk, you will have the chance to meet and chat with other Members over a cup of tea or coffee.
We have over 60 Interest Groups which are wide and varied and give you the opportunity to participate and make new friends. The Group Leaders do an excellent job and they will always make you welcome. See our list of current Interest Groups on the appropriate page; and we are always keen to start new interest groups as required.
Membership subscription is currently £18.00 per annum, running from 1st April until end of March. This includes group insurance and quarterly copies of "Third Age Matters" the magazine published by The Third Age Trust. If you join part way through the year then the membership fee is pro-rata. We also produce a very popular on-line Monthly Newsletter, keeping you up-to-date with our activities. However, if you do not have a computer the Newsletter can be posted to you for an additional £18 per year. Why not join today and meet new friends with a similar interest to your own. Contact the Membership Secretary for further details and the most up-to-date subscription fee rates.
Help and Assistance
Group Leaders can advise on specific requirements for a member to safely attend a particular group. For example, coach trips. walkers and strollers will require a certain level of mobility. But, if there is anything that prevents YOU from attending a particular group or meeting, please let us know, there may be a solution! Our Disabled Liaison Officer, Diana Aldwinkle, is available to help you. If the group you wish to join meets in a member's home, unfortunately accessibility cannot always be guaranteed.
Help is always available at Monthly Meetings.