21 Sept: Third Age Trust advice on the "Rule of 6",
click here to read.

The rules are changing - check here for updates.

Members are strongly advised to take their own hand-sanitiser to all Group meetings. It is up to individuals to make the decision whether to join a Group or not, but please carry out your own personal risk assessment. Click here to read.

There are a few Groups starting next week, some in approved venues, some via the internet.
Details below.

You can now Renew or Join the U3A using our onLine form
and pay by bank transfer or cheque.
Click here



We now have an online Membership Form. Please use this to Renew or if you are a New Member. You can pay your Membership fee by Bank Transfer or cheque. Details are on the form.

The fee remains at £10 per person, £5 for associates.

In the light of the reduced programme members may need to consider this before joining.
If you have already joined by sending the paper form DO NOT APPLY AGAIN.

Click here to go to the form.


Autumn Programme

As a result of Government restrictions, the availability and safety of venues, and in the interests of keeping people safe, there are major changes taking place from September. These are:

* Some GL have offered to run their groups via the internet. These are:
Line Dancing; French Conversation 1; Beginners French; Music Jamming; Ukulele Band; Ukulele Improvers.
Click Group for details. There will be NO FEE for these Groups in the autumn.

* Subject to Government guidelines being observed the Walking Group may also be held. Click Group for details. There will be NO FEE in the autumn.

* Members MUST contact the Group Leader to obtain details, and must be paid-up members to join any group in the autumn. GL have asked that CHEQUES only are used for fee payment, with Member Number on the back. If you must pay in cash it must be in an envelope with your name and number written on it. No 'loose' cash. Thank you.

* See 'News from the Groups' for details of all Groups that are starting.

* There will be no groups held in Group Leaders homes.

* If other Groups start later we will post the information on this page.

* There will be NO coffee mornings or trips until further notice.


Third Age Trust AGM

A virtual AGM to be held on 29 September. Click here for details.


House of Lords Inquiry

The TAT are asking members to complete a questionnaire that will be the basis of a submission to the House of Lords Inquiry into Covid19 and how it has affected the U3A. The questions are from the Lords, not U3A. If you wish to participate click here. You will need a crystal ball to see what life will be like in 2 and 5 years time! Deadline for submission is 15 September.


S&G U3A AGM 2020, 20th August, held via Zoom

The Minutes of the AGM are available on the Documents page, along with the Reports.



Three volunteers needed

The committee are looking for three people to take on the roles of (1) Chair, (2) Treasurer and (3) Venue Booking Secretary. The start date will be from the AGM in 2021 for posts (1) & (2) and asap for (3).
Please contact current post holder or any committee member for details.


New Group Starting:
Using Your Digital Camera
This will be via Zoom
Click here for details and to register interest.


Important message for members joining groups meeting in a venue from September

The TAT advise us that members should complete a personal checklist before attending any group session held in a covid-secure venue. We have compiled a simple checklist for members to use. You do not have to submit this, it is for your personal use, but we are asked to make you aware of it. All Group Leaders will also complete and submit to us a Risk Assessment Checklist for Covid19 for their venue. They will have these available at your session if you wish to see it.
Please click here to read/download the Personal Checklist (it opens in a new window).



Groups Starting in September....
Some are already full
but others still have places - contact GL


Reading Greek Tragedy

Reading Greek Tragedy will start 7 October, 10am in Baltonsborough Church Room. Contact GL for update. Email: jennifermmsing@yahoo.co.uk


Tai Chi

Tai Chi will start on Wednesday September 16, but in a different venue, and with limited numbers.
Members MUST contact GL before attending, steve.cousins51@gmail.com


British History

British History will start on Thursday September 17 at Tor Leisure. Contact Wilton on 01458 833995 or email: wiltonwills@gmail.com to reserve a place.


New Group:
Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation starting Thursday 24 September at Tor Leisure. Contact Wilton on 01458 833995 or email: wiltonwills@gmail.com to reserve a place.


Latin

ALL Latin Groups starting in Baltonsborough Church Rooms. Latin Reading starts 30 Sept 10.30. Contact GL for update.


Venues closed for U3A use

We have been informed that the following venues will not be taking bookings for the time being. This means groups held in these venues will not be held.

St Marys Church Hall
Ashcott Village Hall
St Edmunds Hall
Victoria Club - Yoga may resume later in the term.

Compton Dundon Village Hall is available, but with limitations - watch this space for updates.



Group Programme

We have published a PROVISIONAL Programme. Click here to see it.

Please see the item below for Groups that will run via the internet.

Members must contact the Group Leader in the first instance to obtain the latest information about the Group.




Groups over the Internet

A number of groups are running using the internet:

French Conversation 1; Beginners French; Music Jamming; Ukulele Band; and Ukulele Improvers are all using "Zoom".

In addition the Group Leader of Line Dancing will be using the internet to run their group.

Click Group name for details and check with Group Leader for details. There will be no fee for these groups in the Autumn.


Poetry Group Leader Wanted

After 12 years of leading this popular Group, Lorna Mowinska has decided to stand down. If you are interested please contact our Group Coordinator, Cynthia Rayes, for details. email: groups@streetu3a.org


Possible SCAM - beware...

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ!! It has come to our attention someone is claiming to be holding a fundraising event at Crispin Hall on the 3rd and 4th October for 'The Grand Appeal' and asking for deposits to be paid via PayPal. We do not have an event at Crispin Hall on 3rd and 4th October and this looks like a scam using our location.



U3A National Newsletter for August

Click here to read the latest news from Head Office


The S&G U3A Lockdown Band

During the lockdown a few members of our Music Jamming Group met weekly via Zoom. The leader, Tony Martin, came up with a way the group could still make music, with individual contributions combined into one track.
You can read the story, and hear their music by clicking here.


Latest Scam to be aware of from
Avon & Somerset Police

" We have been made aware very recently of a new scam. An email is titled HM Courts & Tribunals Services and will state in the subject "Your Fixed Penalty Notice Ref:" followed by a series of numbers.

In the actual email itself it will explain the total cost is £25 with a delivery date of 7am to 7pm. The location for the supposed offence simply states "United Kingdom".

Please, if you receive this in your inbox do not fall for it and advise others that may be unaware.


There is a Virtual U3A operating, independent of Street&Glastonbury, but affiliated to the U3A.
Click here to visit their website.



Red Cross Training

The Red Cross are offering First Aid courses.
Click here for details.


We have a Talking Newspaper group which provides audio readings from the local press for the visually impaired. We are looking for a new leader. Jenny Randall has been running this group for some time, and wishes to pass the baton. If interested please contact Jenny for details, on 01458 833714.


Climbing to the Space Station

One of our members, Sue Jones from Wells, is "climbing to the ISS" to raise money for charity.
Follow this link to read more.


If you wish to contact the U3A on any matter please email us at: info@streetu3a.org


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Documents page. This contains current documents only, with a link to Archive material. Click here to view

Emails. We may from time to time send out emails to all members. Please check your 'spam' or 'junk' email box frequently to see if they 'land' there.

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Street and Glastonbury U3A has no fixed boundaries and covers an area beyond the village of Street and the town of Glastonbury including many villages in the vicinity. We are part of a unique and exciting organisation providing life-enhancing, life-changing opportunities to those who are retired or semi-retired; run for and by our members, who want to keep active in mind and body.

Our organisation is about learning new things, sharing life experiences, and most importantly making new friends.

As a member you will have access to the many and varied group activities – all run by our members.  There is no teacher, there is no exam, this is about enjoying yourself and learning for the sheer joy of it!

Retirement does not mean that we must stand still. It is a golden opportunity to take up new activities, to continue to learn, to laugh and live! Our aim is enjoyment – we want all members to see their membership as a means to enrich their lives.

Each year we typically recruit around 500 members and they participate in one or more of some 50 plus activity groups, coffee mornings, trips and events.

FEES: Our membership fees are £10 per person for the year September to August.

Click here to view and download a Membership Form. (For tax payers a Gift Aid declaration form is available on the Documents page). We also have an associate membership rate of £5 for existing members of neighbouring U3As who wish to join in on our programme of activities.

Most groups operate on a fortnightly basis for which a termly charge of £6 is made. Typically a term means 6 sessions.
Please check individual Group descriptions for any variance in the fee.
Individuals wishing to sample programmes are welcome. A nominal charge of £1 is made for such attendances.
Most groups meet between September and April but many also meet over the summer when a separate programme is published.


New members assure us that the welcome they receive is very positive. Please explore our Events and Groups pages. We hope that you find something of interest. If not, and you have ideas of activities that would be of interest, we would love to hear from you. We would be particularly pleased to hear from anyone willing to lead a group.


Reg. Charity Number: 1076664