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The University of the Third Age

(Welwyn Hatfield)

Registered Charity Number 1019563

The pictures above were taken at our recent Art & Photograpy display meeting.
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Click here (PDF) to see the Agenda for the Annual General Meeting on 13th March.

Click here for the latest (February) u3a newsletter.

(The event described below was attended last year by Suzanne and John Brown, who tell us that it was most informative and well organised)

OPALS Event at Panshanger Community Centre, AL7 2EJ on Friday 22nd March.

Dear Watch Member,

An OPALS (Older Persons Activity Learning and Safety) event is taking place on Friday 22nd March at 10.00am at Panshanger Community Centre, 24 Hardings, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 3EJ.

The aim of the OPALS event is to provide quality information, advice and help available within the local community on a wide range of services available to reduce vulnerability of our senior citizens, to provide reassurance, safe and wellbeing support and reduce loneliness.

If you feel that you know someone who would benefit from the event, then please pass this message on to them.

All event guests will be seated and served refreshments and a FREE hot meal, representatives from a variety of agencies will move from table to table to give advice and the services they offer.

It is a sociable event, and a great opportunity to meet other residents in the local area.

Agencies not giving talks will have stalls that you can visit, to get advice, collect some safety related information and freebies.

The event lasts around 4 hours, please arrive on time to ensure you do not miss out on the speakers or freebies on offer. “Act of Kindness” bags will be handed out at the end of the event.

The event is targeted to our elderly citizens, if you would like to attend, please contact Terry Morris, on 07740 670 642 or email: terry.morris@hertfordshire.gov.uk with names and contact information, spaces are limited so if you don’t want to miss out then please reserve a space quickly.

Message from the chair - AGM - Key role vacancies

Hi everyone
At our AGM in March we will lose two of our key post holders. The roles which will become vacant are:-
Groups Co-ordinator
This role involves assisting Group Leaders to fulfil their roles, organising meeting venues for them and checking groups’ registers. In addition the Co-ordinator organises, with help from the Committee, the Annual Open Day, Painting & Photographic Exhibition and Group Leaders’ Meetings.
Newsletter Editor
The Newsletter Editor creates and publishes the termly Newsletter, three times per year. Articles and photographs are sent to the Newsletter Editor for them to collate and put into a printable format. Printing is then done by a local printer. The Newsletter Editor will have a free hand to use whatever publishing system they choose, and subject to outline approval by the committee, freedom to choose the design and presentation of the Newsletter.
Neither of these roles obliges the post holder to be a Committee member.
If you are interested in hearing more about either of these roles, please contact the Chair or any other committee member.

Click here (PDF) to see the January East of England Bulletin.

School Crossing Patrols

(Message from Jill Murray (Herts County Council)
"I currently have vacancies for School Crossing Patrols in the Welwyn and Hatfield area. I wondered if this may be of interest to some of your members? It is a lovely way to be part of the local community, 7.5 hrs a week, term time, £11.59 an hour. I have many patrols who are retired that enjoy the post purely because it gets them out of the house and is a great way to top up their pension."
If this is something you think would be of interest, click here (PDF) for further information.

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