Wisbech

Welcome

Welcome to the Wisbech u3a, supporting Wisbech and the surrounding villages.
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The u3a is open to anyone no longer in full-time employment and there are no age limits. Much more detailed information about the organisation can be found on the National u3a website.

The annual membership renewal, payable from 1st April 2021, will be £18. Because of the Covid restrictions the majority of our normal activities have been curtailed since March 2020 and the annual subscription for 2020 / 2021 has been free of charge.
We currently await Government guidance on the resumption of our activities but it seems likely that the present restrictions will continue for the next few months. However the Walkers and the Strollers groups restarted in April 2021'.

Because of the limited availability of St Peters church hall in Wisbech, our Open meetings will change to 2nd Friday of each month at our regular time of 2.30 provided that Covid restrictions are not in force. It is hoped our first meeting will be on Friday 9th July. Because of scheduled re-decoration work in the hall, we will be unable to meet in August but hope to resume on September 10th.'
Our meetings normally feature a Guest Speaker as well as an opportunity to chat with friends, catch up on Group activities and enjoy some refreshments. These Open Meetings are also intended as an opportunity for potential new members to come along and meet us in a friendly, relaxed and welcoming environment. New members are always particularly welcome and we take extra care to identify newcomers and to talk to them about the diverse range of interest groups that we have. We really are a very friendly bunch!
A monthly Newsletter is being circulated to all our members.

AGM
Owing to the current restrictions, it was not possible to hold our usual AGM this year. However, I am pleased to report that a “virtual” procedure was completed satisfactorily, and it is hoped that our 2021 AGM will be held around the middle of 2021.

Now that there is some encouraging news concerning the fight against Covid, We very much look forward to a resumption of our normal activities in 2021, but it is realised that after the long period of inactivity we are going to be faced with a few challenges. It is hoped that we might be able to resume our activities within the next 3 - 6 months and we look forward to that very much indeed. Following the disappointing need to cancel the first ever National u3a Day in 2020, we are now hopeful that Wisbech u3a will hold this event later in 2021'.

Meanwhile, as ever, keep safe.
Jeff Elliott
Chair Wisbech u3a

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COMMITTEE

Chair Jeff Elliott
Vice Chair Vacancy
Secretary Linda Wardell
Treasurer Christine Joseph
Membership Secretary Christine Joseph
Groups Co-ordinator Linda Watkins
Speaker Co-ordinator Alexia Franklin
Newsletter Editor & Waff representativeSusan Starr
Hospitality & Liaison Officer Susan Bell
Publicity Officer Betty Fillingham

NON – COMMITTEE

Website Editor Joy Williams
President For Life Joan Keep