Countesthorpe U3A - STOP PRESS!

AGM - IMPORTANT STATEMENT

Notice of our AGM, due on 12 May 2020, was officially called in our December 2019 Newsletter.  However, due to the Covid-19 situation, this cannot take place.  Neither is it likely that the maximum three months' postponement would be practicable.  Therefore, taking guidance from both the Third Age Trust and the Charities Commission, your committee has deemed it necessary to adjourn this meeting.  This allows for the trustees only to meet (if/when government guidance allows smaller gatherings, or electronically) to sign off the accounts, which still have to be submitted in a timely fashion to the Charities Commission.  Full details of the accounts would then be circulated to all members as part of the now regular Update and Chronicle mailings.   The annual Chairman's report, normally presented at the AGM, is contained within the latest Update and Chronicle - available to download below.  Due to the unprecedented circumstances, both Peter Bradbury and Sue Wyllie have very kindly agreed to continue in their respective posts until the next formal AGM in 2021.  Thus the committee will remain unchanged until that date.

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NEW PHOTOS!

Watch the revolving slide show to see Diana Lee's lovely Easter basket flower arrangement, and one of our two pottery bowls planted up by Anne Strang.  How good to see these creative examples.   (Do you remember getting red hands from the clay, making the two bowls?)  Thanks to Diana and Anne for sharing.

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MEMBERSHIP 

To join as new member:  click on the membership item on the right hand side, download the attachment, complete the form and follow the instructions given.   (NB  Due to a technical issue, please DO NOT use the download form on the membership TAB at present, but use the membership item on the right hand side ONLY)

To RENEW your membership, please click on the membership item and follow the instructions

Subscriptions for 2020/21 are:  £15, or £8 Associate with proof of membership of another U3A.  Cheques should be made payable to "Countesthorpe U3A"

PLEASE NOTE THAT MEMBERSHIP RUNS FROM 1 APRIL TO 31 MARCH THE FOLLOWING YEAR, REGARDLESS OF WHEN DURING THE YEAR YOU RENEW OR FIRST JOIN.  THUS, THERE IS NO ADVANTAGE TO DELAYING RENEWING BECAUSE OF THE VIRUS SHUTDOWN!

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CORONAVIRUS BRIEFING

All trips from History, Outings, Garden Appreciation and Theatre Groups scheduled before end of June have been cancelled.   Full refunds have been given to everybody involved.

ALL meetings are cancelled until end of June - more information as it becomes available

Every few weeks, an Information Update and 'Curfew Chronicle' is sent by email, or by post to those without email addresses on our Beacon system.   For the latest version, click below.

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KYNREN AT COUNTY DURHAM - IMPORTANT UPDATE

This holiday has now been cancelled, and Jill is processing refunds.  It is hoped to re-book for next year, and all those who booked for this year will have priority for places.

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Update and Chronicle 4

 
What's new?
MEMBERSHIP
18th March 2020

MEMBERSHIP
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Current Newsletter
20th March 2020

Current Newsletter
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Info and Chronicle 4
14th April 2020

Info and Chronicle 4
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Info and Chronicle 3
1st May 2020

Info and Chronicle 3
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Info and Chronicle 2
2nd May 2020

Info and Chronicle 2
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Shutdown Information
4th May 2020

Shutdown Information
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Kynren
30th July 2020

Kynren
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Strictly Ballroom
21st October 2020

Strictly Ballroom
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Wizard of Oz
10th December 2020

Wizard of Oz
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Featured groups
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Active Pursuits
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Talking of Death
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Social
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Creative / The Arts
Tuesday
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