GOOD NEWS! - If you renewed your membership before 31st December 2020, Your membership is FREE for this year April 2021-March 31st 2022. Cards have been posted to you all, please let me know if you have not received yours. Gil :)
HELP OUR U3A - As the light at the end of the tunnel gets brighter where groups are restarting and meetings can take place. Now is the time to join the Volunteers Group and help your Thetford U3A.
You could help with future events, befriending and much more. If you are interested in volunteering or would like to know more, please contact Anne on 01842 761506 or email Anne
NEW - Afternoon Tea group for the future.
Come and chat with friends over tea and biscuits in a comfortable setting at our new Afternoon Tea Group. There’s a chance to swap a book or jigsaw there too.
Keep a look out for the start date for this new group which will be held in the back hall at Church on the Way, Churchill Road on the 2nd and 4th Mondays from 2 - 3.30pm.
Call Anne or Julian on 01842 761506 or email Anne if interested or would like more details.
POETRY GROUP - I'm planning to take a break, please contact me, Gil, via the Poetry page if you would like a nice little job!
AGM - You will have noticed that there was no Annual General Meeting held in 2020. It was due to be held in the summer of 2020 but of course Covid got in the way. No-one could have predicted how long Covid and lockdowns were going to last, but here we are in 2021 and, although the rules have been adapted, we are coming close to non-compliance if we aren’t able to hold an AGM by late spring.
The rules do allow for electronic virtual AGMs, but Thetford U3A feels that, because many of our members aren’t comfortable with the online approach, we would rather wait until we are able to hold an AGM the old fashioned way – with all members invited to attend in person.
At the last Trustees’ meeting in February, it was agreed unanimously that we would adopt this approach, so the plan is to hold the AGM on 23 September 2021 at the Carnegie to allow everyone to attend in person if they wish.
Of course, in the worst case scenario, that might not be possible, so we would then have to revert to the online option, but we are being very positive and hoping that we will all be able to get together again, hopefully long before then.
JIGSAWS - If you are interested in joining a group to swap jigsaws, please use the pigeon link on this page to register your contact details.
BRIDGE - NEW GROUP BEGINNING SOON - If you would like to join this group please use the pigeon link on this page for more information
'LET'S TALK' - a new group (currently running by phone).
The aim is to do just that but specifically for those members who have suffered bereavement.
For more information please contact Ellie on 01842 750081 or email Ellie.
QUIZ - Meeting on Zoom
AGED 18-70 ?- BECOME A MAGISTRATE If your or a family member are interested in becoming a magistrate, contact Mike Sweeting for more info via the Contacts page.
CORONA VIRUS - Watch this space for further news - Keep Safe & Well, See You All Soon
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