Crouch End & District U3A

  CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Monthly Meetings
 
 
  The CEDU3A Executive Committee (EC) have agreed that, with great regret, that we should cancel all forthcoming Monthly Meetings.
 
  We will keep the situation under review and resume Monthly Meetings at a suitable time in the future.
 
  We will email you regularly to reflect any changes. You will all be receiving the monthly Bulletins with up to date information and the website will be updated.
 
 
Annual General Meeting
 
 
  Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled to be held after the April Monthly Meeting on 2nd April will be postponed until such time as it is suitable to reconvene. Members are invited to submit any queries they may have, following the receipt of the AGM paperwork, to Secretary@cedu3a.org.uk. We will compile the questions and answers into a document to distribute to members in due course. Please submit any questions by 2nd April.
 

  As the positions of Chair and three new Trustees were uncontested following the call for nominations, Sally Whitaker will take up the role of Chair, Brenda Dardelin, Llorett Kemplen and Charlie Sharp will join the Executive Committee as Trustees from 2nd April. Sue Felgate, the current Chair will stand down as will Ed Allen, the current Membership Secretary. We are tremendously grateful to both Sue and Ed for all they have done in the setting up of CEDU3A in 2017 and running of it until now. Tributes will be paid to both in due course.  
 
 
Social Events
 
 
  The New Members’ Coffee Morning scheduled for 31st March will be cancelled and another one run at a suitable time. The Pub lunches will cease for the time being as will the monthly Coffee Mornings.
 
 
Interest Groups
 
 
  Until now we have taken the position that interest groups could make their own decisions about whether to continue. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of 16 March 2020 regarding the ceasing of non-essential social contact, we can no longer agree to groups meeting. Diana Pavey, Groups Coordinator, will be contacting the Conveners shortly to set out possible ways of proceeding, with a particular focus on how to retain contact among group members through, for example, email discussions.
 

Should some group members decide to continue to meet they do so at their own risk and against our advice

  Members who have been infected, or are exhibiting potential symptoms such as a temperature or cold, or where their close family members have contracted the virus are now expected to self isolate for 14 days.
 
   Please keep us informed of any concerns such as risk of infection and actual infection by emailing vicechair@cedu3a.org.uk. As a community organisation please look out for fellow members who may be vulnerable, without, of course, endangering yourself.
 

  CEDU3A is so very important to us all. Please be assured we will get everything up and running again as soon as we possibly can. Please take care and keep well.


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  National U3A statement on coronavirus ▷



 

  A very warm welcome to Crouch End & District U3A, a non-religious and non-political registered charity based on the principles of self-help learning and co-operation.
 
  It is open to all who are retired or semi-retired and is part of the U3A international movement.
 
  No qualifications are required, just a desire to get out, learn new things, meet new people in the local area, keep the brain and body active, and most importantly, to have fun.
 
  We have interest groups, regular talks, and a number of social events. You decide what you want to do, and what you may offer to others.
 
So, if you live in Alexandra Park, Bounds Green, Crouch End, East Finchley, Fortis Green, Harringay, Highgate, Hornsey, Muswell Hill, Stroud Green, Wood Green or even areas further afield, and are looking to meet new people and engage in a whole range of enjoyable and challenging activities, both mental and physical, why not enjoy the time of your life and join the Crouch End and District U3A? 800 others have … learn, laugh and live!
 
  “The best thing that started in Crouch End for me to join. I was new in the area and needed to find new friends, I joined a few groups and now have many friends and don’t feel a stranger in the town anymore, thanks to U3A.”

Membership

Membership of the Crouch End & District U3A is open for those who are retired, semi-retired or in part-time employment, although there is no age criterion. Membership is unfortunately not open to those in full-time employment.
 
  Membership requires an annual subscription of £35.00 (£5.00 for those in receipt of means tested benefits). This entitles members to attend the Monthly Meetings, to join any of the Interest Groups and to partake in voting for Executive Committee members at the Annual General Meeting.
 
 
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Monthly Meetings


  Our monthly meetings which include talks by invited speakers take place on the morning of the second Thursday of the month at the Union Church and Community Centre, Weston Park, N8 9TA.
 
 
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Interest groups


 
  Interest Groups are an integral part of the U3A experience, and members are entitled to join any group in which they are interested.
 
  The Crouch End & District U3A is a co-operative venture: as such, its members are encouraged to share their knowledge and experience by offering to lead or facilitate groups.
 
  The normal pattern is for small groups to meet in a member’s home, while premises may have to be sought for activities such as art and relaxation classes.
 

 
  For those who wish to get out and about there are currently groups for exhibition and gallery visits, bird-watching, outings, and walks of various distances.
 
 
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Social events

  The Crouch End & District U3A aims to offer a range of social events in which members are welcome to join.
 
  These includes coffee mornings, pub lunches and quiz nights.
 
 
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Social media

The Crouch End & District U3A has a Facebook Group page, to which all members who have an account are invited to join to share news, views, images and experiences.
 
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Bulletin

  The Crouch End & District U3A issues a monthly e-mail bulletin to its members. The bulletin summarizes all the latest information relating to groups and forthcoming events. No bulletin is published in the month of August.
 
 
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Newsletter

  The Crouch End & District U3A will be publishing a newsletter in late April/May 2020. This will focus on all the wonderful people, their stories, activities and achievements that make up our U3A.
 
  The Newsletter, to be published two or three times a year, will include profiles of our members, in-depth looks at our different Groups and National or regional U3A events of interest. We will include poems, short stories, gardening tips, crafts and art, a quiz, suggestions for beers or wines, local interest and history stories and much more.
 
  So we need members to help by contributing to the newsletter. Have you written a book, swum the channel or climbed Everest lately? Is your Group planning a special event or activity? Are you a keen photographer? High resolution photographs of U3A activities or events will be very welcome. Please send items and photos to news@cedu3a.org.uk.