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4th May 2020
LEA VALLEY U3A
Meetings held monthly at 'the Spotlight'
(formerly Broxbourne Civic Hall), in High Street, Hoddesdon
Tuesday, March 24th 2020
am writing to you all to keep you informed of the latest changes at Lea
Valley U3A. In the light of the latest directives from the Government,
I am sure you won’t be surprised to know that there will be no Main
Meetings of LVU3A in April, May or June. July’s main meeting may not
take place either.
In addition, John Mills' Fun Quiz
planned for April has been postponed until October, all being well, and
the Cybercrime Information Event planned for Monday June 15th will not
now take place.
During this time of self-isolation, it is
important to do whatever we can to stay in touch with each other,
whether by phone, letter, social media or video link. We at LVU3A are
putting together a new-format newsletter which we plan to issue shortly
in place of the normal April one (update - the April Newsletter was loaded onto the website on 30th March). With more time on your hands, maybe
you would like to consider writing something for us? I attach a list of
suggestions which might set the creative juices flowing! (Click on the
link to open):
Suggestions for Newsletter
our National Office, the Third Age Trust has sent out a March
newsletter full of great ideas on how to keep connected and involved
during these difficult times. The TAT has asked committees to encourage
members to sign up for the newsletter, so I will sign off with a link
to our national U3A website:
click on the link (or copy and paste it into your address bar) and then
scroll down to the foot of the main page. Under the
heading Quick Links there is a heading Newsletter Signup. Click on this
and you are taken to a page where you can input your details and
receive the newsletter.
I hope you find this helpful.
Stay well and safe!
(This notice also appears at the top of the "News" page)
U3A offers learning and social activities for those not in
full-time gainful employment.
Skills and experiences are shared among the members and it is an
excellent opportunity to meet local people in similar circumstances to
Lea Valley U3A was the first to be set up in this
area, in 1992, and we welcome members from
Broxbourne, Hoddesdon, Nazeing and surrounding areas. In fact,
you are very welcome to join us wherever you live, and whatever your age.
meetings are held on the second Monday of the month (no meeting in December), at 'the Spotlight' in Hoddesdon (formerly Broxbourne
Civic Hall). Dates
of forthcoming meetings are shown in the latest Newsletter which can be found
on our News page which you can get to by clicking on the "NEWS" link at
the top of the table in the margin. Members are invited to arrive from 1pm onwards to
visit group tables and have a cup of tea or coffee, and lunch if they
wish, in the Bistro Bar. The speaker will begin at 2pm, the
subject of our talks ranging from “Weird & Wonderful Weddings” to
“Wildlife in Tanzania”, and everything else in between!
Valley U3A has over 50 interest groups including Antiques and
Collectables. Pilates, Keep Fit, French Boules, Exploring London, Reading for
Pleasure, Walking Groups, Craft Groups and Pub Lunches, to name a few.
Click on "GROUPS" in the margin for a full list. There is something on offer for everyone, both ladies and
gentlemen. Depending on the number of members, some groups meet
in small halls around the area, or in private homes.
membership is £15 and forms can be
collected at our meetings. If you want to see what we do, you are
welcome to come along as a visitor and pay just £2, which will be
deducted from your membership fee if you do decide to join.
can download and print a copy of the current Membership Form by
clicking on the link below. You can then either send this to the
Membership Secretary or bring it with you to a meeting.
offer a warm welcome, a friendly smile, and lots to do – why not come
along and find out for yourself ! You don’t have to be young to
have fun !!
Please visit or 'NEWS' page to get all the latest information.
Lea Valley U3A has its own e-mail account which members
can use to contact Committee Members or Group Leaders. Details and the
appropriate link can be found on the CONTACTS page of this website.