Welcome!

Corona Virus latest updates:

Brian Taylor   Chair

Welcome!

 

 

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.

After these long weeks of lockdown, social isolation and social distancing, it’s a welcome relief that the situation is gradually improving.  Thanks to the wonders of Zoom technology, many of our Groups continue to meet, whilst my Committee colleagues and I have been able to continue our regular business meetings by video-conference. 

 

Open Meeting

Our first virtual Open Meeting using Zoom took place on 24th June. We had an excellent presentation from Victor Hawkins about aspects of Wetherby’s history. There were a few technical glitches (including my own laptop going on the blink and the presentation disappearing from the screen) but, in the main, due to the great work of our tech expert, Tim Mallett, problems were kept to a minimum. Many thanks, Tim! Unfortunately our plans to record Victor’s talk for the website did not work out, but his power-point presentation is available on the website at this link.

Picture Quizzes

Following Victor’s presentation, perhaps you feel that you’re something of a Wetherby and District expert.   If so have a go at these two, often challenging, picture quizzes.

 

Roving Reporter

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

Please be aware of scammers. There is an excellent piece in the June monthly memo about the dangers from Russell Gregory of the Creative Writing Group. Scammers are very active and now taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis with new scams.  Have a look at this document for more information. 

 

We’ll meet again

Whilst we all look forward to meeting again on a face-to-face basis, it may well be several months yet before it is safe for us to do so. Until then we will continue to hold the monthly Open Meeting using Zoom, the next being on 29th July when Lesley Newnham will be our speaker. I can guarantee that will be an excellent presentation. The AGM on 30th September will also be a virtual meeting.

Please take care and keep safe.

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