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Northern Somerset Association of u3a’s (NSA)

Inter u3a Quiz

The NSA is holding an inter u3a quiz amongst it’s constituent member u3a’s. This will be held in Wells Museum on Friday afternoon 14th October, commencing at 14.00. We can enter a maximum of two teams of 4 players. The entry cost will be £28 per team of 4 to include light refreshments, but this cost will be met by the committee.

If you would like to lead a team, or just participate as a team member, please contact secretary.wsm.u3a@gmail.com


The Summer 80th edition of the Weston u3a Newsletter has been published and a sanitized version can be found through this link Summer 80th edition. Members with email will receive a link to the full version and hard copies can be purchased at the Tuesday Coffee Morning priced £1.00. We have had to reduce printing costs.

Coffee Morning

The Coffee Morning will continue every Tuesday morning at 10am until 11.15am.

FREE ZOOM TALKS

There are a host of free on line talks to be found at https://www.u3a.org.uk/events/educational-events

ZOOM RECORDED TALKS

Art Appreciation has put their latest talks on line through this website. Go to their Group pages and use the links. If other Groups would like to do the same, they need to use their own cloud storage and provide a link to web.wsm.u3a@gmail.com

CHECK OUT OUR NEW COMMUNITY PAGE

We have a new community page to share information - first item is an appeal for Next Link Housing who provide safe houses for persons, families, children fleeing from abuse - hurry to make a donation the appeal ends 18th December 2020

CHECK OUT THE LIST OF MONTHLY LECTURES

Go to Diary Dates and see the list of Monthly Lectures that are available on Zoom - contact web.wsm.u3a@gmail.com if you are not getting information from the Lecture Co-ordinator

NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING

The next Committee meeting Tuesday 27th September 2022 - 11.30am Friends Meeting House


POLICIES & PROCEDURES

The Polices & Procedures have been revised and amalgamated into one document which can be viewed at

Weston U3A Policies & Procedures

MONTHLY LECTURE

The current programme can be found on the Diary Dates page.

FORTH COMING TRIPS AND HOLIDAYS

A Visit to Tewkesbury and Snowshill Manor Thursday 11th August see Diary Dates

WESTON u3a STRATFORD THURSDAY, AUGUST 25TH 2022 - All’s Well That Ends Well


A trip has been arranged to Stratford for either a theatre visit or shopping / sight-seeing. I have reserved 30 tickets for Shakespeare’s Dark Comedy All’s Well that Ends Well. It is a matinee performance (1.15pm) and we only have a short time to pay for the tickets. The cost of the ticket is £39.50. To just travel on the coach is £20 making a total of £59.50. (This includes the driver’s gratuity.)

The Bakers coach will leave Locking Road Car Park at 8.30 am, picking up at Farm Foods, BP Garage and the X1 bus stop near Iceland Food Warehouse. We will leave Stratford after the performance and return home by about 7pm contact Jenny groups.wsm.u3a@gmail.com

We could do with some more trip organisers to support four that currently arrange these trips. If you are interested becoming a Weston U3A trip/tour/ holiday organiser please contact Jenny Schofield through groups.wsm.u3a@gmail.com

See Diary Dates for planned trips.

GROUP NEWS

IF A GROUP IS FULL

If a Group is listed as 'Full' please contact the Group Leader who may actually have a vacancy or may be maintaining a waiting list.

If you cannot get into the Group of your choice please contact the Bridget Andrews groups.wsm.u3a@gmail.com , who will if there are enough memberd interested try to create a new and parallel group.

GROUP LISTINGS

The Weekly Groups Programme and Alphabetical Group Listings have been updated.

There are about 100 Groups, some Group Leaders have still to provide descriptions of their group activities.

Group Leaders' contact details are not normally published on this website -

Contact groups.wsm.u3a@gmail.com for phone numbers or check out the hard copy of the Weston U3A Newsletter

If any member can spot a error in the listings or pages for Groups please email web.wsm.u3a@gmail.com

GROUPS MEETING FORTNIGHTLY on 'O' or 'E' WEEKS of the YEAR

Some groups meet fortnightly. The NewsLetter calendar denotes either a group meeting on an

EVEN or ODD numbered week of the year. Week numbers can be found in most diaries.

The Groups Alphabetical List Page shows if a Group meets on an EVEN or ODD numbered week

Still confused? Don't know what the week number it is? Then visit http://www.epochconverter.com/epoch/weeknumbers.php

Or look at the Week Chart at Even or Odd Week Chart on the Weekly Groups Programme

INFORMATION for GROUP LEADERS

GROUP CO-ORDINATOR

Groups Co-Ordinator - Email Jenny on groups.wsm.u3a@gmail.com

GROUP LEADERS' PAGE

Please note in the Navigation buttons at top of this page there is a new Group Leaders' page containing useful information for Group Leaders.

Group Leaders please check out this page as there is important information about hall hire, and new guidance for Group Leaders contained in pdf files.

REMINDER TO GROUP LEADERS

Group Leaders are reminded to supply a register of members attending their Groups at least three times a year, October, January, & April to the treasurer at treasurer.wsm.u3a@gmail.com

Either email or hand into the Cashier at Tuesday Coffee Mornings at the Friends Meeting House.

This is a requirement of our U3A insurance.

Please also supply list of any members on waiting lists to join your Group so that a parallel new Group might be created.

GROUP LEADERS PLEASE CHECK THAT THOSE ATTENDING GROUPS HOLD A 2021/22 BLUE coloured border MEMBERSHIP CARD.

MEMBERSHIP NUMBER IS NOT PROOF OF MEMBERSHIP

GROUP LEADERS' GUIDE LINES DOCUMENT

A revised copy of the Group Leaders' Guide Lines document is reproduced as a down loadable file the Group Leaders Page.

U3A OBJECTS & PRINICIPLES

The National U3A publishes its Objects and Principles document that sets out the ethos of U3A.

COMMITTEE NEWS

WESTON U3A POLICIES UPDATED JULY 2018

Weston U3A policies are held on the Committee page as a pdf file. A copy of these policies may be obtained from the Business Secretary secretary.wsm.u3a@gmail.com and / or at Weston U3A Policies & Procedures

FUNDING WESTON U3A

The committee has produced a document describing how the Weston U3A is funded.

The document gives an explanation as how Group attendance fees and expenses are managed. Click the link to the Funding Policy Document.

NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Newsletter Editor, please send articles to him at newsletter.wsm.u3a@gmail.com.

E-MAILING LIST

Are you on the e-mail - mailing list?

There are 800e of your fellow members who receive immediate notification of purely U3A events and other items of only U3A interest by email.

If you wish to be added to this list give your email address to weston.u3a@gmail.com , or when you renew your U3A membership,

Inventory of Equipment

An inventory of equipment purchased and held by Weston U3A members can be viewed as a file attachment to the Committee page.

U3A Trustees' Code of Conduct

This code of conduct is published on the Committee page as a pdf file..

NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING The next Committee meeting Tuesday 27th September 2022 - 11.30am Friends Meeting House