Whickham & District



Derwentside Valley and Whickham and District U3A discussing the strategic plan which will organise the NATIONAL U3A DAY on Wednesday June 3rd 2020.

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 meeting was in January 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.
The National U3A Day was also spoken about and several groups are going to work with each other.
A new Shared Learning Project was introduced working in partnership with the Discovery Museum.

Representatives from each group meet every 3 months.

The next meeting on Tuesday 21st April 2020 at 12 midday at The Coachman, The Broadway, Whickham NE16 5AW has been postponed until further notice due to the Government's advice on the Coronavirus. Discussions/business are 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