National Workshop Series
The Third Age Trust will be piloting a new series of training events in 2018 for U3A committee members. The workshops will be held in two locations which we calculate to be accessible to the largest number of U3As: the northern pilot in Leeds, and the southern in Surrey. If the pilots are successful, the programme will be taken to further venues.
These workshop days are being offered in response to requests and enquiries from U3A committee members regarding the legal requirements and responsibilities of running a U3A.
As charities (registered or otherwise), U3A committees are required to ensure that they are aware of and compliant with the legislation that impacts on their work. U3A committee members are the foundation of the U3A movement. These pilot days, which will be led by industry experts, have been designed to support you to fulfil your requirements as both committee members and charity trustees.
Each workshop day will cover a number of important topics:
- General Data Protection Regulation
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
The format will be a mix of plenary and break-out sessions, with plenty of time for networking and discussion. Lunch will be included, and to further facilitate attendance, accommodation and dinner is available the night before if required.
Met Hotel, Leeds: 13 February
Designed by local architects Chorley & Connon, this luxury hotel is renowned for its Victorian terracotta facade and stone cupola taken from the city’s demolished 4th White Cloth Hall.
The venue is moments from Leeds Station, and there are several city centre car parks nearby.
The Principal Met Hotel, Leeds LS1 2HQ
We are looking forward to welcoming many of you to the conference, and, for the first time, to give those who are unable to attend the chance to watch the AGM live on the internet. This live streaming will enable all you who wish to hear and see what is happening at the AGM, and to listen to the morning presentation before and the constitutional discussion after.
To access the AGM live stream, visit https://conference-2017.u3a.org.uk/live on 31st August. The whole day will be broadcast so tune in from around 9am to catch the morning speaker, Jo Coleman. The full programme is available at https://conference-2017.u3a.org.uk/programme/thursday/.
This link is the first time we have tried to engage with members in this way, and we hope once we have learned the lessons of what works well and what needs to improve, to offer more accessibility to members in this way.
We are now settled into Lant Street, and have had our first visitor, and hope to see many more of you if you are visiting London.
AGM Agenda Amendment
Please note the following amendment to item 5 which now reads:
To appoint Knox Cropper as the Auditors and to authorise the Executive Committee to set the remuneration. To further authorise the Executive Committee to put the audit to tender and create an Audit Committee to manage the tender process
Lancaster and Morecambe U3A, under the auspices of North West Region U3A, are offering their third conference. We all want to live not just longer but healthier lives and the aim of the day is to inform and enthuse participants to achieve this. The day will start with consideration of what health actually is leading to presentations considering how to live well in later life and the role of pathological testing in maintaining health.
Presentations will lead to consideration of and debate on the truth behind the headlines in Alzheimer’s Research, the role of eye-tracking in early detection of Alzheimer’s, non- pharmacological approaches to disease and the role of exercise in active, healthy ageing. The security challenges associated with ageing will also be considered. The day will conclude with an open forum.
Further details if required can be obtained from Professor Gill Baynes Email Here
Great trip to Bury Market on Friday 21 April. All went smoothly, in the capable hands of Dave (driving) & Jenny & Keith (organising). Jenny even got free shopping bags for everyone- kudos! Not just Black puddings, but an amazing variety of goods for sale. Loads of bargains in meat, fish, fruit & veg, material & sewing items and all kinds of everything. Reminded me of the shop content in Sids poem. Bought as much as I could carry (with a little help) Let us know how you cook the kerala (strange spiky vegetable) & whether it is delicious Maureen. Will definitely revisit.