Covid-19 Update November 2020

Whilst in July restrictions were gradually being lifted and groups could find some ways to meet again, the recent clamp down means once again that ‘virtual’ meetings are becoming more of the norm. Several groups have been meeting this way from the start and as time goes by, others are being encouraged to try.
It is still not possible to hold our monthly meetings and, as reported in the last  Newsletter the 2020 AGM would be delayed until later in the year. Final arrangements have now been made:

The Committee will hold a virtual AGM on 16th December, members have already been sent the  Agenda and all supporting documents by email or by post for those who don’t have internet access. Voting forms have to be returned to the Hon Secretary no later than 14th December, please.

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The U3A is a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment.  It consists of local U3As all over the UK, which are charities in their own right and are run entirely by volunteers.

Stowmarket U3A is affiliated to the Third Age Trust, the national organisation, which enables friendly links with neighbouring U3As. All local U3As are learning cooperatives which draw upon the knowledge, experience and skills of their own members to organise and provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes of the membership.

 The teachers learn and the learners teach” 

The U3A approach to learning is – learning for pleasure.  There is no accreditation or validation and there are no assessments or qualifications to be gained.

At the Stowmarket U3A, different speakers are invited each month to inform and entertain us on a wide range of subjects.

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  • Annual membership fee – £15.00
  • April to August – £7.50 
  • Joining September – £15.00 to include following year’s full subscription 
  • Paid up members of other U3As are always welcome at a reduced rate – £10.00 
  • Monthly Meetings – Members free, visitors – £3.00 (deducted from fee if you then join on the day)

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