Whickham & District

Networking

TYNE VALLEY NETWORK

Derwentside Valley and Whickham and District u3a discussing the strategic plan which will organise the NATIONAL u3a DAY in June 2021.

Whickham and District u3a have joined up with 5 other U3A's in our region. The other u3as are called Dunston, Derwent Valley, Gateshead, Ryton and Prudhoe. We have formed a group called the Tyne Valley Network

The purpose of the Group is to share ideas, skills, discuss local issues, share interest groups, organise study days, organise workshops, develop and share speaker lists, share resources and much more.

The last ZOOM meeting was November 2020. This was an opportunity to gather ideas on how to recruit new members. How to encourage new Committee members and also how to start up new groups. Also discussed was ideas around keeping in contact with members during this pandemic.

Under normal circumstances Representatives from each u3a Group meet every 3 months. Due to all face to face meetings being postponed The Tyne Valley Network are meeting via Zoom. The next Zoom meeting will be in February 2021 when a Regional Trustee will attend.

Please click Welcome Page and then the Winter Newsletter 20/21 which will take you directly to further information.

Under normal circumstances discussions/business is carried out for the first hour and then those that can stay are welcome for a bite to eat and an informal chat.

If you want a flavour of what is happening please come along. For further details please contact Cecilia Coulson 07881768301 or email ceccou@hotmail.co.uk