Timetable for University of the Third Age, Pontesbury and Rea Valley District

Timetable of Group Activities and Interests
Day               Morning                        Afternoon
Monday       Family History             Art History
•                    Walking <3miles          Table Tennis
Tuesday                                               Local History
•                                                            Painting and Drawing
•                                                            Birdwatching/Natural History
Wednesday                                          English Literature
•                                                             Geology
•                                                            Gardening and Garden Visits
Thursday      Italian
•                      Walking >3 miles
Friday                                                    Astronomy
Theatre Trips are arranged as appropriate.
Just to remind you: you pay a small annual fee to join the U3A. (Persons joining after 1 September this year will pay just £7.50.)
No other payments are made for any of the group activities and interests, no matter how many you join.
Are you eligible to join the U3A?
One question: have you ceased full time employment? If the answer is “YES”, you are eligible to join. Pontesbury and Rea Valley District U3A was formed in March this year and its membership is currently just over 100. You are thus assured of good company and a welcome when you join.
U3A Principles
The prime motive of the U3A is the enjoyment and well-being of its members. This is achieved through main Principles, as follows:
• The Third Age Principle. The promotion of lifelong learning
• The Self-help Learning Principle. Learning for its own sake.
• There is no distinction between learners and teachers. No qualifications are sought or given.
The Committee of the Pontesbury and Rea Valley District U3A have a further principle which they wish to stress, as follows: “No pressures should be put upon any members regarding the extent to which they participate in any of the learning or other activities of this branch”.
Want to Know More?
A Newsletter is issued every two months giving information on the activities of the Pontesbury and Rea Valley District U3A. This is available online from jbalmond@btinternet.com and a hard copy is available on the U3A notice board in Pontesbury Library. General Meetings are held every two months. A guest speaker or an event is arranged for each meeting in addition to a brief business report.
Committee members can be contacted as follows for other questions:
Group Coordinators: Merle/790028; Jane/792500
Membership Secretary: Hugh/790430
Publicity, other information: John/790403
Business: Steve/793817
This is your local U3A. It will be what you make it.
John Balmond

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