News and Events

 for the most recent Monthly Memo (April 19)

 for the latest Newsletter (February 19)

 for some useful local information and free learning providers


Dates for your Diary


Wed 24 April.  Open Meeting Methodist Church 2.30pm

Robert White “My Life in Bankruptcy” 

(Includes the country’s biggest ever bankruptcy and some bankruptcies that should never have been).


Wed 29 May.  Open Meeting Methodist Chuch 2.30pm

Our annual charity presentation  “In2Out”. A local charity that helps young people rebuild their lives.


YAHR Events (Yorkshire and Humberside U3A)

Mon 29 April YAHR AGM

Venue: St George Conference Centre.   This will be combined with a Regional Development Meeting.


Fri 24 May Visit to Veolia, Leeds Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility

Click on these links for the Veolia flyer, Veolia visitor site rules and directions to the site.  See the YAHR website to register.  Any queries can be sent to organiser, Mick Richings  email:  The closing date for applications is May 10th 


Mon to Thu 5 – 8 August YAHR Summer School

Venue: The Hawkhills, Easingwold.  Here is a link to the Summer School course list and an application form.  This information is also on the YAHR website under the Events link.  Any queries can be sent to Samina Aslam 01142 351489 or email  

Committee Matters

Volunteers Needed

Groups Coordinator

Delia Wells is standing down from her role as Groups Co-ordinator.  Please contact Delia if you would like to assist by taking over all or part of this work.

Brian Taylor – Chair


Groups – Notable Changes and Corrections

  • Canasta Evenings Group – Venue change

The venue for the Canasta Evenings group has been changed to Wetherby Methodist Meeting rooms.  (Every 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday at 7pm)


What’s Going on Locally

  • Volunteer Examination Invigilators Requested

As many members will be aware, schools are suffering from a funding crisis.
Wetherby High School is no exception. To avoid cutting cut back even more on
the school budget, the authorities are seeking responsible adults to act as
volunteer invigilators during the examination period.
W&D U3A has been approached by Cindy Bentley, Chair of the Wetherby
High School Governing Body, asking if some U3A members may be interested
in helping out. Cindy describes the role as ‘a pretty boring job, but a very
responsible and important one’. 

Any member interested in learning more about the role, should contact the
Examinations Officer, Paul Stevens on  
Volunteers will have to be DBS – Disclosure and Barring Service – checked.
Training in the role will be provided.
Brian Taylor – Chair
10 March 2019


  • Better Wetherby Partnership update

Here is an summary of the meeting of the Better Wetherby Partnership planning meeting which took place on 6th March 2019


  • Volunteer Test Subjects Requested

Leeds Beckett University have requested volunteers in the 60+ age bracket to take part in a research project on resistance training and protein intake.  It sounds interesting 

Please have a look at these details about the study and this detailed description if you’d like to know more.