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WHAT'S NEW AT STAFFORD U3A



RESEARCH PROJECTS groups have been formed to carry out research projects in the following areas


NEW GROUPS


TABLETS FOR THE TERRIFIED Tuition in small groups so that you can get the best out of your computer. Register your interest.

FLOWER ARRANGING If you are interested in this proposed new group, please get in contact. The group leader has attended a course at Telford College and will pass on her expertise.

IMPROVERS BRIDGE CLASSES to advance your Bridge game to a higher level. If enough interest is shown, this additional group will start on Wednesday mornings from the beginning of October.

To find out more:
Members - You can read up-to-date information in the latest edition of the Stafford U3A Newsletter in the Members' Forum. See below for how to register.
Non-members - Use the Contact Us page.

STAFFORD U3A MEMBERS ONLY FORUM

From this website you can access the Members Forum. You can find there contact details and photos of Committee Members and a copy of the latest Stafford U3A Newsletter for when you no longer have your copy.
Its easy to register: Click on "Members Only Forum" at the top right-hand side of the page.
Click on REGISTER
Click on "I agree to these terms" (It would probably be a good idea to read them first)
Fill in all fields. Please make sure you give the correct membership number. Your User Name can be your real name or an alias.
Because of the huge amount of spam that has been received recently you are now required to confirm registration.
Under "Confirmation of Registration", you will see some letters and numbers which you need to copy in the box below.
Click on Submit
Then wait to receive an email to confirm your name and membership number match.
Now you can read and post messages as often as you wish. If you want to put a photo on the forum, there are clear instructions on how to do it in the General Discussion section.
What are you waiting for? Our Webmaster is hoping to receive your registration today.


STAFFORD U3A PRIVACY POLICY - a brief summary

Personal data (name & address and optionally telephone number & email address) is collected from enrolment and renewal forms.
The data is used to record subscription payment, give notice of AGM and inform members of U3A activities.
The data is kept on Beacon, the U3A on-line membership system. Names & addresses are sent to the Third Age Trust if members wish to receive the magazine Third Age Matters and to HMRC if a subscription is gift aided.
Members have the right to ask for a copy of data held, to ask for data to be amended and to ask for all data to be deleted.
The full Stafford U3A Privacy Policy can be found on the Members' Forum section of this website. Documents regarding Safeguarding Policy & Procedure and Data Protection can also be found on the Members' Forum.


TENTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

AFTERNOON TEA - Stafford U3A celebrated its Tenth Anniversary on 1st February with an Afternoon Tea for members and guests.
The room was decorated in the U3A colours of blue and yellow with table decorations made by members. The Chairman welcomed nearly two hundred members including those who were involved from the first meetings to form a U3A in Stafford and some special guests: Norma gave a brief outline of the history of Stafford U3A and paid tribute individually to all those whose hard work and commitment have contributed to the success of Stafford U3A during the past ten years. Entertainment was provided by Stafford Operatic Society with Songs from the Shows, before the cutting of the Celebration Cake.








RECIPROCAL ARRANGEMENTS - ATTENDING A GROUP AT OTHER U3As


If there is a group at one of the following U3As you would like to join then Stafford U3A members may do so without joining that U3A providing that the group leader has space and is able to accept you. For example the Stafford U3A Monthly Meeting is not open to other U3As under this agreement.
Firstly find out if a U3A offers a group in which you would be interested by visiting their website. then contact the group leader concerned.

NOTE: Stone U3A have decided that members from other U3As attending Stone will be charged a £2 session fee.

Links to Websites:



U3A National Chess by Email

This operates via a page in the members' area of the national website. The wide range of grades of player on the Players List means that anyone from a recent learner to a county player can find someone of their own level to play. Use the Contact Us page to receive more information.



The Virtual U3A


The Virtual U3A (vU3a), which went live in January 2009, is an online-only U3A, affiliated to the Third Age Trust.
One of its principal aims is to provide the U3A experience for those who are rendered isolated in some way by circumstances or geography and unable to play a full part in a terrestrial U3A.
More information is available on the public website www.vu3a.org where one can also apply for membership.
Why not pay it a visit?
And if you know of anyone who might benefit please pass the information on




Last modified: January 12 2019 17:25:02.