Corona Virus latest updates:
- For NHS advice click here. and see this release from Healthwatch.
- Also have a look at this interesting and informative video
- Cancellation or postponement of a number of U3A events
- Here is a very useful document containing helpful advice and a list businesses providing home deliveries for all the things you might need during home/social isolation
- From U3A Head Office: Latest Advice and Risk Checklist, News and Things to do while in isolation.
A warm welcome to the website of Wetherby and District U3A. We have a fantastic and friendly organisation with over 100 groups covering a wide range of activities. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only limited activities are now taking place. Thanks to the wonders of technology, a number of our Groups are meeting via Zoom, the Committee continues to meet regularly by video-conference and we recently resumed the monthly Open Meetings in virtual format.
Despite the gradual improvement in recent weeks, it is evident from government warnings and advice that there are serious concerns of a second wave of coronavirus cases. The pandemic will clearly be with us for some considerable time, so it is important that we all take care to prevent the spread of the virus and help minimise the chances of a second wave of infections that may result in another lockdown.
Until the situation improves sufficiently and government guidance considers it safe for us to resume indoor group activities, these meetings will continue virtually using Zoom.
In June, Victor Hawkins gave an excellent talk about aspects of Wetherby’s history (his power-point presentation is available on the website and can be found here….).
On 29th July, Lesley Newnham gave a superb presentation about the fascinating lives of some of the people buried in Beckett Street cemetery in Leeds. A recording of Lesley’s talk can be found here……The password to access this recording is: WbyU3AJul@)
The next Open Meeting at 2.30pm on Wednesday, 26th August will feature musician, Andy Smith. Andy is a song-writing, multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, tenor guitar and sitar) and singer. He will be giving a ‘musical talk’ and telling amusing anecdotes.
Please note that the AGM will take place on 30th September followed by a Quiz.
Our two recent picture quizzes are now complete. The winning teams are:
Standard – ‘The Wilson Wanderers’ Tough – ‘Local Wanderers’
The answers have been posted on the picture quizzes page.
Our U3A Roving Reporter Caroline Green has written an excellent piece about the strange times we are living through. It can be found here
Beware of Scammers
I make no apologies for another warning to members that scammers are very active. Recently several people received emails attempting to defraud them by using the email on one of our members, Peter Wilson. There is an excellent piece in the June monthly memo about scams from Russell Gregory of the Creative Writing Group. Have a look at this document for more information. Also here is an interesting pamphlet from the Metropolitan Police called “The Little Book of BIG Scams”
Please take care and keep safe.
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