Computer Group - Has a new Group Leader - Alan Hopwood, See Group Page.
Newsletter - The deadline for the next printed Newsletter is Monday 26th July 2021. Articles are required, from any member. Please forward any article to Jane Huff as soon as possible, contact details in the Newsletter and on the Website.
Groups: It is hoped The Greener Dorset Group will restart in September
You The Jury - hosted by Diane Janes: We are hoping to have 2 more sessions. If you would like to book please let Peter Scaife know. We are fortunate to have undertaken three all day seminars entitled "You The Jury". Diane has written several books and appeared on TV following the substantial research she has undertaken on criminal murder and attempted murder cases from around 1900 to the 1960's. She provides the evidence for two cases during the seminars and the "mock" jury then attempt to reach a verdict, after which Diane will explained what happened in the actual case. The cost of the seminars, held at the Community Church in Poundbury is £15 which covers Diane's fee and a contribution to the room hire charge. The session usually starts at around 9.45 am and finishes between 4.30 and 5 pm with a lunch break of an hour.
u3a Day was Wed 2nd June 2021: Our display and attendance in South Street was successful with plenty of interest and some new members signing up. Although curtailed by rain later the team were kept busy. Many thanks to all the helpers on the day.
Dorchester and District u3a AGM: Our AGM has moved to Monday 4th October 2021.
New and persistent Vacancies: We are still seeking someone to Chair our committee and we have some more groups needing Leaders. Please check on the vacancies page to see if you can help - click here.
New Links added - Dorset Library provide excellent online resources and we have added a page to explain how to access magazines, newspapers and reference sources such as Encyclopedia Britannica. See Links/Learning Resources or click here.
Back to normal meetings! It is our intention to restart physical Group Meetings and 1st Monday Meetings in September providing the Government rules will allow. The 50p attendance fee and 1st Monday Meeting fee has been waived for the rest of the year and will be reviewed towards the end of the year.
Membership Subscriptions – Are overdue. If you will not be renewing please let Janet Kennewell (Membership Secretary) know, “we don’t want to see you go”. Some members who have standing orders have still not told their bank of the latest renewal date. Please check that your Standing order payment date is correct.
New Pages: The web-team has added Purpose and Principles, Organisation and Communications under the ABOUT US menu.
Monthly Meeting: Another good Zoom session. See 1st Monday Meeting page details and future schedule.
Xmas Meal: The Xmas meal for our u3a has been booked for Tuesday 7th December 2021 at the New Inn, West Knighton. More details and booking information nearer the time.
Group Activities: Quite a number of Groups are holding some form of meetings, Zoom, email or other social media. Group pages and the Timetable show our current activities.
For advice on how to join a Zoom meeting click here
The Quiz Group: has a new Group Leader – Ray Dickerson.
New Group - Backgammon: Peter Green has kindly offered to lead a Backgammon Group. If you are interested in joining please advise Peter Scaife, Group Co-ordinator (see telephone number in Newsletter) who will take names and contact details. Once there are sufficient members to get the group underway, a "get together" meeting will be called to arrange dates, times and a venue for group meetings.
If you are interested in establishing a new group, please contact Peter Scaife, Group Liaison.