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URGENT Friday 7th December


Dear members - our apologies - we have had to change the delivery system for email newsletters due to severe problems - today (if you receive the newsletter electronically) you should receive an email from formbyu3anews@gmail.com - containing links to the newsletter (we can no longer attach the newsletters due to mail server restrictions) . It is genuine, PLEASE DO NOT mark as spam or block  - thank you


IF YOU NO LONGER WISH TO RECEIVE ELECTRONIC MESSAGES FROM FORMBY U3A, OR HAVE CHANGED YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS PLEASE CONTACT:

 membership@formbyu3a.org.uk   


December’s normal online version may be viewed by clicking here


December’s high contrast version my be viewed by clicking here

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Dec 12th Christmas Concert. -  PLEASE NOTE this is at The United Reformed Church, Church Road, and NOT the usual location of the monthly meetings - Tickets currently will be available on the door.


plus each Thursday following a Wednesday meeting, there is the 'workshop' in the village, please click here for details


2019 Meetings


Jan 9 Life experiences - Roger Blaxall - Roger is a freelance journalist who started his career as a Junior Reporter on the Ormskirk Advertiser and was appointed Editor of the Greater Manchester Police Force magazine “Brief.”  He later joined the Lancashire Constabulary as News Editor for the force magazine “The Journal.”  


Feb 13 Confessions of a Registrar  - Carol Codd


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Following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations in May 2018, Formby U3A committee revised the policies for data protection and data privacy in line with the regulations


To view  the new polices please click here

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NEWSLETTER


The Newsletter editor is Dave Goodwill. The December issue is on the website and may be collected from the meeting on or the workshop on Thursday 13th.  Online newsletters may be viewed by clicking here.


Please note the newsletter will NOT be produced in January 2019


Contributions to the monthly Newsletter are ALWAYS welcomed and actively encouraged.  All items for inclusion in the FEBRUARY issue are required by MIDDAY THURSDAY 24th JANUARY  AT THE VERY LATEST


Please be aware - To comply with GDPR implementation - Members submitting photographs must ensure that all people shown in photographs are aware that photographs are being taken for inclusion in the Newsletter and may also be used on the website


Please send any articles, photos and items for inclusion in the newsletter to newseditor@formbyu3a.org.uk - please note email delivery is not 100% guaranteed, if 7 days after submitting an article you have not received an acknowledgement one of the e-mail systems may have failed, so please try again.


Please Note: As only 1 group report had been received for the JULY issue, there was insufficient material to create 8 pages needed for a paper copy newsletter  - so it was only available via email and the website.


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Membership 2019

It’s Nearly Time To Renew Your U3A Membership - (£9 per member)


Annual subscriptions are due on 1st January. In order to ensure that the insurance cover provided by our affiliation to the Third Age Trust is not compromised, all membership subscriptions should be paid by 28th February.


How to renew your membership:


Standing Orders

If you have already set up a Standing Order to be paid during February, it would be helpful if you would alter it to January. If your current Standing Order is payable after the end of February, please arrange for it to be paid in January. If you wish to set up a new Standing Order, please complete the Form printed in December’s Newsletter and send it to your own bank for processing or use the details to set up a Standing Order using on-line banking. Membership Cards will be posted to those paying by Standing Order.


Cheques

We ask that all other renewals should be by cheque only, as there is too much potential for error in handling cash. Please make your cheque payable to Formby U3A and write your membership number (as on your current membership card) on the back. (If you do not know your membership number, please write your name and address instead).


Where? When?

Payment can be made at the Wednesday afternoon meetings in Holy Trinity Parish Hall (9th January and 13th February); or at the Thursday coffee mornings in Holy Trinity Workshop (10th January and 14th February).


By Post: Cheques may be sent direct to the Membership Secretary, Formby U3A, PO Box 216, Liverpool L37 1XQ. Please remember to enclose a stamped addressed envelope to receive your Membership Card.


Collecting your 2019 U3A card


If you have a Standing Order in place, your new 2019 Membership Card will be posted out once your subscription has been received from your bank.


If you pay by cheque at the Monthly Meeting or Coffee Morning, you can collect your Card at the same time.


If you pay by post, your 2019 card will be available for collection at the Monthly Meeting or Coffee Morning following receipt of your payment, unless you included a

stamped addressed envelope with your payment.


Please remember that from January onwards, you will need your 2019 Membership Card at all events, including group activities.


If you do not renew your membership you are deemed to NO LONGER BE A MEMBER of Formby U3A and cannot partake of any of their activities as you will no longer have valid insurance cover. Membership still remains only £9 per person per year - the Financial/Membership year is 1st January to 31st December - Full details of how to renew your membership are also in the newsletter.



If you have any queries regarding payment or wish to pay by Standing Order then please contact the Treasurer, Email: treasurer@formbyu3a.org.uk   


If you are not certain if you are still a member please contact the Membership Secretary Ann Gunstone - email membership@formbyu3a.org.uk or phone 01704 872879


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Group Leaders


There is a newly created separate page for Group Leader information - please click here


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Latest Group vacancies - Please click here


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SEPT 2017 - Local information


Village Surgery promotes healthy lifestyles - please click here to view the information (pdf)


Formby Information Hubs - various dates - please click here for view the information (pdf)


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AUG 2017 - The Legal Helpline previously available to all U3A members has been withdrawn by Third Age Trust.  However, legal advice can still be obtained on a case by case basis, as appropriate, through specialist lawyers and this can be arranged by Third Age Trust, telephone 020 8466 6139


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Volunteer opportunities New  Update March 2017


Looking for a new challenge? Have you thought about volunteering to help local charities? - to view current opportunities with please click here  


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North West Region of U3As - You may wish to see what events are available elsewhere please click here to visit their site


To access North West Region Newsletter visit u3asites.org.uk/north-west and link to the Newsletter

To view and sign up to receive the National Newsletter direct, visit u3a.org.uk/about/newsletter


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Third Age Trust / University of the Third Age news, events and information - new updates March 2018


please click here to view the TAT news page


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