Yate & Sodbury District


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- Third Age Trust Newsletters, interesting learning links.

National Newsletters can be found through the National Newsletter link on the right of this page. The South West Region have now published their SW regional newsletter and have their own SW region website.

Lots of National activities you can participate in are listed under https://sources.u3a.org.uk/

Some very exiting Learning opportunities are available on the National u3a website, see: https://www.u3a.org.uk/learning

- u3a YouTube Channel
The national u3a has set up a YouTube channel which includes a monthly radio podcast and other material.

u3a Monthly Noticeboard, April 2022

You can find more details of future events and interest groups on our events page and our new Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/u3ayateandsodbury/

If you are a group leader, or you know a member who does not use email, please pass on these notices.

Notice 1: Free “driveCheck” Advanced Driving Taster Session 3 Sept 22 10am-14pm
If you're interested in finding out what advanced driving techniques and skills could do for your confidence and ability, then this is for you. We believe that the very best way to understand and develop new and advanced driving skills is to see and feel them in your own car, with the guidance of an IAM RoadSmart Observer.

Your FREE Advanced Driving Taster is a one-off single session lasting around 1-1/2 hours. It is a relaxed and enjoyable experience with the opportunity to ask questions. Taking just a couple of hours out to concentrate on your driving style could give you a whole fresh approach to what advanced driving involves.

FREE Advanced Driving Taster is a 'no pass - no fail' driving review which achieves exactly what it says - a check on your driving plus an introduction to advanced driving techniques with an expert advanced driving coach. Following your advanced taster, we hope you will understand a little more about advanced driving and want to join one of our advanced driver courses.

There are no special requirements and the offer is open to all members of the public, provided you can read a number plate at 20 metres, have your own car, are a current full licence holder and your vehicle has both insurance and MOT. You'll gain some new ideas and skills, plus tips on how to develop your driving abilities to an advanced level.

Limited places available, so pre-booking is advised. Call 01454-619289 or email marlenebaker@iam-bristol.org.uk to book your place. Longwell Green Scout HQ, Shellards Road, Bristol BS30 9DU.

Notice 2: AGM results
We held our AGM in the Chipping Sodbury town hall on the 21st of April at 2pm. We received 387 online valid votes (20 invalid votes, wrong name, wrong membership number, or double voted). At the AGM we received at least another 40 votes. All votes were “Y” for the 6 new committee members. A Quorum was needed of around 140 members, so we have a valid vote and 6 new committee members are welcomed on-board. Thank you all for your votes and attendance!! You can see the details of the committee under the Contact tab of this website, and you will see more of them in the next Newsletter.

At the AGM we had a Chair annual report, the Treasurer’s Annual report, committee nominations and Questions and comments from the floor (no questions received). You can find details on the AGM tab of this website.

Notice 3: A message from the Membership Secretary
Thank you to all those who have already renewed their u3a membership. This is a reminder to anyone who has not yet renewed that you can renew your membership online by using the link to Debit/Credit Card or PayPal Renewal here, or see the full Online renewal instructions on the Membership tab, or by sending a cheque with name, address and membership details to the Membership Secretary: Mrs P. Clark, 22 Culverhill Road, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol BS37 6EZ

Notice 4: Yate & Sodbury District u3a Committee members needed, can you help?
The Executive Committee are asking you, our members, for help to run your u3a. If you are interested, we can set up an individual informal meeting with you to discuss more as to what the executive committee roles and responsibilities are. Please contact Lutie our Business Secretary or Janet Stuart our Chair.