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Welcome to Aylesbury Vale U3A website. Here you will find the latest news about membership, regular meetings and the groups that are run from our U3A. We have a regular monthly meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Meadowcroft and Quarrendon Community Centre where we can find out what’s going on in the various groups, meet up with friends, as well as hear informative and entertaining talks by a variety of speakers. Continue reading

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Health & Safety at monthly meetings

A statement on our Health & Safety policy at our main monthly meetings is now available here.
You are advised to spend a few minutes reading it.

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New Group

A Capella Singing Group

 
I have used this title instead of “Barber Shop” used on last Wednesday’s notice, as that mistakenly gave the impression that it would be men only.
 
I would like to form a group with anyone interested in unaccompanied close harmony singing. This is a very challenging style so participants would need to have a very good ear for music, and the ability to sight read would be an advantage. Participants will need to learn their parts, with the help of guide vocal tracks and lyrics, which I will make available on line. Therefore it is essential for all participants to be able to use on line media, so everyone can come along to group sessions with their parts learned and their lyrics printed out, all ready to go!
 
If you are interested please contact Phil Toler for further information
 
 
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Summary of February Meeting

Click on arrow above to hear announcements in full

Brief summary of announcements at meeting of Feb 14th

Chairman: –

A number of very important announcements.

There is a serious BTopenreach scam being operated in the area, putting bank accounts at risk. Pleas do not call any numbers suggested without very carefully checking that they are genuine.

(If I may add that for any of you with solar panels installed do not believe that there is any government paid initiative to check their efficiency despite any calls you may receive offering free efficiency surveys/maintenance . See Details)

The new data protection act by which we must abide comes into effect this year and will affect our U3A in various ways, including the publishing of photographs of people. The committee has a group working on this and will publish their advice.

The Third Age Trust has been informed by the charity commission that all activities of U3As meet this requirement of the objective clause. TAT will be revising the clause that covers  this aspect and each U3A will be required to hold an EGM to accept this revision. Work is in hand and one of our future meetings will include the EGM

The Third Age Trust has now also been instructed that all U3A’s must follow standard financial reporting procedures. Ours largely confirm but again any changes required will be circulated.

Yet another TAT directive is that certain offices can only be held by the same person for 3 years (currently a post is for 3 years extendable to 5) Both the Chaiman and the Treasurer are affected by this. The committee is seeking clarification on this directive.

It is now even more important that new people come forward and offer to serve on the committee. Please don’t wait to be asked – please volunteer.

There has been some confusion about when we should celebrate our 30th. Work was going on to set up the new U3A in summer 1988 but the first full meeting was Jan 1989. Because groups have been planning for celebrations in May of this year, this will still go ahead with the formal celebration in January of next year

Groups Announcements

 

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Visit to BRISTOL

Ian & Gay have organised a day trip to Bristol

on Tuesday 17th July

Signing up APRIL   Payment MAY

See here for full details

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Visit to TUNBRIDGE WELLS, SCOTNEY CASTLE & THE SPA VALLEY RAILWAY

Ian &  Gay have a trip planned for Thurs 14th Jun

to Tunbridge Wells, Scotney Castle & The Spa Valley Railway. 

Signing up at the MARCH meeting , Payment APRIL.

See here for full details

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Visit to Melton Mowbray

Maxine Robinson is organising a trip to Melton Mowbray on Tuesday 17th April

The signing up list will go up at the February Meeting.

See full details

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Visit to Upton Park & Gardens and Broughton Castle(Banbury)

Dot & Phil Toler have arranged a visit to Upton House and Broughton Castle for  Wednesday May 16th.   The signing up list will go up at the February Meeting.

See the attached for full details

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Florence Nightingale Midnight Walk

We have been asked to bring this to your attention.

The walk takes place on 23rd June 2018 starting and finishing at Aylesbury College.  This year for the first time entry is open to both female and male walkers.
If you register before 31st Jan the entry/fee/donation is £17, after that date £20

For full details and to sign up visit their website

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December Newsletter

The December Newsletter is now available on-line.

There are a couple of minor corrections:-
The date of the February meeting on page 12 should be 14th Feb
The contact details for the Schoolreaders scheme are missing from the page 3 of the printed version.
They are www.schoolreaders.org or telephone 01234 924111

 

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Coach Trip 12th March 2018

A trip to the Hindu Temple in Neasden with the afternoon in Osterley Park has been arranged by Bobby Cadwallader.  Payment is due at the February Meeting.

FULLY BOOKED – Waiting list operating

Full details can be found here

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