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STOP PRESS 17th October 2018

Dear Formby U3A Member;

As you may know from the October newsletter, or by looking on our website, we need to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting to agree the amendment to our Charitable Purposes Clause recommended by the committee to keep us in line with the recommendations of the Third Age Trust. This meeting was scheduled to take place before the speaker’s talk on Wednesday 10th October but unfortunately there were not enough members present for this to go ahead. It has therefore been rescheduled to take place immediately before the speaker’s talk on Wednesday 14th November and the full notice of the meeting (pdf format) may be viewed by clicking here .

Please try to attend the talk on 14th November if you can, the EGM should only take a few minutes.

Thank you for supporting Formby U3A

Keith Jacques, secretary.


The next meetings are: -

Nov 14th The Secrets of Your Tesco Till Receipt, Janice Atfield. Just when you thought you were safe to go shopping. Find out what you till receipt discloses about you.

Dec 12th Christmas Concert. - Details to follow nearer the time

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


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



The Newsletter editor is Dave Goodwill. The November issue will be on the website end of the month and may be collected from the meeting on Wednesday 14th or  the workshop on Thursday 15th.  Online newsletters may be viewed by clicking here.

Contributions to the monthly Newsletter are ALWAYS welcomed and actively encouraged.  All items for inclusion in the NOVEMBER issue are required by MIDDAY THURSDAY 18th OCTOBER  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.


Membership 2018

If you have NOT renewed 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 in the newsletter.

Thank you. David Manning-Fox

If you have any queries regarding payment or wish to pay by Standing Order then please contact the Treasurer, David Manning-Fox.

Email: treasurer@formbyu3a.org.uk   Phone : 01704 833124

Please remember that from January onwards, you need your 2018 Membership Card at all events, including group activities

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


Group Leaders

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


Latest Group vacancies - Please click here


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)


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


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  


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


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