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U3A Trustee for the East Midlands - Summer 2019 Newsletter

Trustee Jean Hogg's Summer Newsletter has news from the Third Age Trust, updates on regional activities and a date for the 2020 East Midlands Conference.  In it she also says thank you to the various U3As that have made her so welcome over the last few months, including Hinckley, which was celebrating its 25th Anniversary and Higham and Rushden celebrating their 10th. To read the Summer 2019 Newsletter click here.


Wollaton U3A Certificate of Membership

Regional Trustee Jean Hogg presented Wollaton & District U3A chair Mike Johnson with the U3A's Certificate of Membership of the Third Age Trust.  The presentation was made during the U3A's June Monthly Meeting (certificate dated 17th April 2019).  Wollaton & District U3A is in Nottinghamshire.

Photographs from events such as certificate presentations and conferences are available on Flickr.  
To view click here.

About the Region

Recent  website additions

Jul 2019 - News - Summer 2019 Newsletter added, 
June 2019 - News - Wollaton U3A Certificate of Membership
Apr 2019
- Region - Shared Learning and Research Projects added.
U3As are organised into Regions in England, and into countries for Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.  The East Midlands Region comprises the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Lincolnsmaphire, Northamptonshire, and Nottinghamshire.

The Region has two fundamental purposes:

1. To enable U3As to work together to help them meet their objectives (learning, recreation and companionship) – by cooperative activities usually involving discussion and sharing of experiences.
Read about  Shared Learning and Research Projects under the Region tab.

2. To ensure U3As have the opportunities to propose and vote for their representative on the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Third Age Trust.  The Regional Trustee provides a means of communication to the NEC.  
Read about the role of Regional Trustee under the Region tab.

Because of its geographical size the Region has divided itself into five County Networks of U3As (with Leicestershire and Rutland operating as one).   Find out more about the U3As and their Networks under the U3As and Networks tabs. 

You might like to have a look at the websites for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire Networks to see what they do and their latest news.

The Region and Networks are about U3As (and their members) doing things together. 

About the U3A

In the UK the U3A is a movement which provides opportunities for retired and semi-retired people to participate in learning activities both educational and recreational.  It also provides companionship.   There are over 1000 U3As in the UK with over 365,000 members and each, under the umbrella of the Third Age Trust, is independently operated. The range of activities in each one is up to the members to decide and provide.

U3As provide a wonderful opportunity for retired and semi-retired people to enrich their lives by learning new skills and developing new interests. To Learn Laugh and Live is the aim of all members. Each U3A is a “university” of people, who come together to share and pursue learning in all its forms.   It is also a member of The Third Age Trust (TAT), which is the national support and advisory body and to whose aims and guiding principles every U3A member adheres.

To learn more  about the TAT aims and guiding principles follow this link to the TAT website- Vision and Mission.