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Latest NewsYour Regional Council requires a Treasurer to help with the running of the council. The Regional Council meets three times a year and consists of representatives from the five counties, chair, secretary, treasurer and regional trustee. The role covers payments for the meeting venue, finances for the annual conference, payment for council members’ expenses and collecting annual subscriptions from member U3As in the region.
To view and print the poster click here. To apply please contact the seretary Phil Grace via email at email@example.com or telephone 01933 460631.
Regional Conference and AGM 2016
The Regional Conference and AGM 2016 will be held on Monday 19 September 2016 at:
Eastwood Hall Conference Centre, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3SS.
The conference will include the Regional Annual General Meeting. Please make a note of the date in your diary, Further details and application arrangements will be publicised shortly.
Recent website additions
May 2016 - News - Treasurer required for the RRC
Apr 2016 - Events - Date of Regional Conference and AGM 2016 added.
Mar 2016 - Events - Details of National Workshops 2016 added.
Feb 2016 - Events - 2016 East Midlands Summer School cancelled.
National Workshops 2016Managing your U3A - April and May
Planning ahead for more time to Learn Laugh and Live - June and July
These workshops have been designed not just for for Committee members but for any U3A member who might be interested in joining a Committee.
The workshops home in on the U3A ethos and on helping committees to manage their U3As more effectively. Prospective committee members would gain a useful insight into how committees work from either of the two workshops. The beauty of workshops like this is the opportunity they afford delegates to share experiences by networking with members of other U3As.
Full information and booking details are in this National Workshops 2016 Leaflet.
Information for notice boards is on this National Workshops 2016 Poster.
About the RegionU3As 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, Lincolnshire, 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.
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 more 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 extent of the U3As and their Networks under the U3As and Networks tabs.. You might like to have a look at the websites for the Derbyshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire Networks to see what they do and their latest news.
The Region has formed also a Representative Council on which each Network has two elected representatives. The Council meets four times per year to organise events and publications, discuss items of common interest, and to provide a forum for the exchange of information between the member U3As and the TAT. Read more about the Regional Representative Council under the Region tab.
The Region and Networks are about U3As (and their members) doing things together. It is not a talkshop or another layer of bureaucracy.
About the U3AIn 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 940 U3As in the UK with nearly 341,000 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 - Aims and Guiding Principles - to the TAT website.