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Monday 14th January

Dear Members - our apologies - we have had to change the delivery system for email newsletters due to severe problems - if you receive the newsletter electronically in future you should receive an email from formbyu3anews@gmail.com or formbyu3anews2@gmail.com containing links to the newsletter (we can no longer attach the newsletters due to mail server restrictions). It is a genuine email, PLEASE DO NOT mark as spam or block - thank you. A new email distribution list is created each month and clicking the unsubscribe or update links at the foot of newsletter email notification page is not guaranteed to be recorded on a new list

IF YOU NO LONGER WISH TO RECEIVE ELECTRONIC MESSAGES FROM FORMBY U3A OR HAVE CHANGED YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS PLEASE email  membership@formbyu3a.org.uk or write to  Membership Secretary, Formby U3A, PO Box 216, Liverpool L37 1XQ.  

Please note the newsletter will NOT be produced in January 2019


Notification of the Annual General Meeting - The Annual General Meeting of Formby U3A will be held at 2pm on Wednesday 13th March 2019 in Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Rosemary Lane, Formby

To view the full notification, a nomination form and last year’s AGM minutes please click here (this opens a pdf file)


2019 Meetings

Feb 13 Confessions of a Registrar  - Carol Codd

March 13th in Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Rosemary Lane, Formby - Annual General Meeting of Formby U3A + AGM + “Percy Thrower” to the Rescue - Alan Foxall

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 December issue is on the website. 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.


Membership 2019

It is 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.


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 (13th February) or at the Thursday coffee mornings in Holy Trinity Workshop (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   or phone 01704 621835

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