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Notice of Special General Meeting 2020


A Special General Meeting of Formby U3A will be held at

2:00pm on Wednesday 12th February 2020 in Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Rosemary Lane, Formby


Agenda


1.  Approval of a replacement Constitution for Formby University Of The Third Age. (This is the only item for consideration)


Background:


The parent body of U3A’s nationwide, the Third Age Trust (TAT), have agreed a new model constitution with the Charity Commission and all U3As are now required to adopt this model as the basis of their own Constitutions. Any amendments to the model must be cleared in advance with TAT


The committee have performed a detailed study of the new model constitution and have agreed charges with TAT where we believed them to be required or beneficial to Formby U3A. For example the numbers of members required to achieve a quorum at meetings, the named Officer roles to be included in the constitution and the grace period for the renewal of memberships. Details on how to view the current and proposed new constitutions are given below.


The Committee of Formby U3A believe that adopting the proposed new constitution will not impact on our activities and are therefore happy to recommend it to our members for adoption.


Proposer:


This proposal is made by Keith Jacques, secretary of Formby U3A and is seconded by Frances Taylor, chairman.


Current Constitution:


The current constitution can be viewed on the website of the Formby U3A (click on the Admin” tab on the home page then select Formby U3A Constitution 2018”) or click here


Proposed Replacement Constitution:


The proposed replacement constitution can also be viewed on the website of the Formby U3A (click on the Admin tab on the home page then select “Formby U3A Constitution 2020”) or click here


Non Quorate meeting


In the event of the meeting being inquorate (i.e. less than 10% of the membership present), the meeting will be reconvened immediately before the AGM on Wednesday 11th March 2020


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2019 Meetings


The next meeting is 18th December - The Formby U3A Christmas Show - Sing Me Merseyside - Doors open 1.00pm, show starts 1.30pm. Come & hear some wonderful seasonal music, Sit with friends and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and mince pie.

Tickets £2.00 each, subject to availability.

Only 200 tickets are available.

Enquiries: Email: 1stofficer@formbyu3a.org.uk

or telephone Linda Smith, 0151 929 3927


Plus Please NOTE the Workshop/Coffee morning in December will be held on the 12th - the week BEFORE the Christmas Show, please click here for details


Please click here for future meetings and events

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NOVEMBER - please click here for a pdf of the nomination form for the 2020-2021 Formby U3A Committee

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OCTOBER


Can You Help?

Author Frances Taylor 577205 chairman@formbyu3a.org.uk

Right now there are 3 vacancies on the Committee and the whole of the Formby U3A Committee will be up for election at the AGM in March. If you feel you could contribute to the smooth running of your U3A, please think about joining the committee either now or in March. It gives you a chance to meet new people and find out what is going on.  We welcome new people and new ideas. You don’t need to apply for a specific position – all contributions are gratefully received! Please contact any Committee member to find out what it involves.

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As Formby U3A secretary I sometimes get some unexpected emails. Recently I received an email from a doctor in Australia which I thought was worth sharing. Roger Smith, an Australian family doctor has self-published a book on health – Take a Simple Drive to a Healthier Life - please click here to view  more details (pdf)

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Sefton Borough of Culture 2020


Author, David Davies, Group Leader U3A Folk - please click here to view his report & here for the poster & here for the newsletter

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NEWSLETTER


PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO NEWSLETTER IN JANUARY


The Newsletter editor is Dave Goodwill, with Doug Boyd deputising in Dave’s absence. The November issue is live on the website. The December issue is now  in in production.  Online newsletters may be viewed by clicking here.  The December newsletter may be collected from the either the the coffee morning on 12th December or the following week at the Christmas show  on the 18th December.

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Contributions to the monthly Newsletter are ALWAYS welcomed and actively encouraged.  The next issue will be February 2020 and the deadline for submissions is Thursday 23rd January 2020


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.


Email Newsletter links are now sent via Mailchimp - if you wish to read more about this system please click here (opens a pdf)

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Membership forthcoming 2020-2021


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.


Annual subscriptions were and will be 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.


If you have any queries regarding payment or wish to pay by Standing Order or make an Online Bank Payment then please contact the Membership Secretary, Christine McIlraith


Email: membership@formbyu3a.org.uk or 874787


If you are not certain if you are still a member please contact the Membership Secretary, Christine McIlraith

Email: membership@formbyu3a.org.uk or 874787


Or write to:


Membership Secretary

Formby U3A,

PO Box 216,

Liverpool L37 1XQ


If you require information on how to renew  your membership please click here

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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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Group Leaders


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


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Latest Group vacancies - Please click here

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Third Age Trust / University of the Third Age news, events and information. If you are not already registered on the National site then you will need to create an account to view  the member only areas and offers and receive their newsletter. The Third Age Trust (TAT) website can be viewed by clicking here.  The Third Age Trust website also has a resource section which has articles on a number of topics which may be of interest,  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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Older News


SEPT 2017 - Local information


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


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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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