Latest News

SUMMER 2019 NEWSLETTER PUBLISHED
An edited version of SUMMER NEWSLETTER edition 71 is available through the link and also the CENTRE FOLD PAGES
All contact details have been removed from the web version of the Newsletter.
Hard Copies can be collected at the Tuesday Coffee Mornings at Friends Meeting House, High Street, Weston s Mare 10:00 to 11:15am

HELP NEEDED AT TUESDAY COFFEE MORNINGS
Ian Ludbrook has set up the coffee morning tables, chairs, and tea urn for a number of years but is having to stand down. We are looking for able bodied persons to join a rota to start setting up at 8am on Tuesday mornings at the Friends Meeting House. It can all be done by 9.30 and no need to stay to the end of coffee at 11.15.  We have a rota in place but more volunteers would be appreciated to get the task down to once a month.
Please contact secretary Nora at secretary.wsm.u3a@gmail.com if you can help

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

MORE TRIP ORGANISERS NEEDED

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 Martha Perriam through groups.wsm.u3a@gmail.com


See Diary Dates for planned trips.

GROUP NEWS

ART APPRECIATION
This group has published its latest programme of meetings September to December 2019  see downloadable pdf files at Art Appreciation

FAMILY HISTORY
The Family History group that meets on the first Friday of the month at St Paul's Hall, Walliscote Road has published its January to July 2019 programme - see Family History


WALKING FOOTBALL
New group starting - Bob Gibbons Baytree Recreation Grounds 10.30 to 11.30am on Mondays contact Group Co-ordinator at
groups.wsm.u3a@gmail.com  if you would like to join

PLAY READING
A new Play Reading group is forming contact Group Co-ordinator at groups.wsm.u3a@gmail.com  if you would like to join


ARCHITECTURE APPRECIATION
This group has published a revised 2019 programme, please see Architecture Appreciation page


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
Jenny Schofield is  the 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.

Either email to groups.wsm.u3a@gmail.com 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 2018/19  DARK GREEN  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
John Haynes our Weston U3A has produced a policy document approved by the committee 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
Robert Charters is our  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 855 of your fellow 1200 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 Val Perrin
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 Committee Meeting Minutes & Constitution
These are now published on the Weston U3A Committee page as a file attachment, also the 2007 Constitution.

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 11.00hrs 21 January 2020 at Friends Meeting House after Coffee Morning