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Wednesday Zoom Meeting – 2pm 6 January 2021 – Tom Crean – Unsung Hero of Antarctic Exploration

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Wednesday Zoom Meeting: 3 February 2021 at 2.00pm

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Announcements of Monthly Meetings that are assigned to be on Zoom

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Updated Advice From u3a November 2020

Following changes to NHS and Government guidance, please see an update on our website as it relates to U3As in England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.

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Patchwork and Quilting Groups.  Summer 2020

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NEW U3A COMMITTEE FOR 2020-21

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Science by Zoom (formerly Scientific Investigation)

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Group Snippets

Drawing for Fun
This group is hoping to start up again in the Goldsmid Hall and
discussions are underway with the members.

Take One Day
This will start on Zoom in September

History 1, 2 and 3
These groups are all on hold until at least the New Year.

Wine Appreciation Group 2 – Garden Party
We met for our annual garden party at the beginning of August, in
the beautiful garden of our leader’s house in Southborough. Being
of an older vintage than the wines we sampled, staggered (no pun
intended) arrivals and social distancing in Julie’s large garden
enabled us to have a very convivial afternoon. Catching up with
friends and hearing all their news, lifted everyone’s spirits.
All brought something for the buffet and the food was
complemented by delicious wines from the Iberian Peninsula and
New Zealand. A convivial time was had by all.

J. Hughes.

U3A National Newsletter – message from U3A National

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Update on activities via Zoom

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Zoom Meetings

This page shows Tonbridge U3A scheduled Zoom meetings. Each planned meeting will be posted here, depending on the organiser’s wishes.
The title of each meeting will be displayed but to see more information you will need to login. Then the meeting’s ID, password and Zoom meeting link will be shown sometime before the meeting is scheduled to begin. Please try clicking the the link first before going on to use the ID and password.

How to install and use Zoom

Communicating with U3A friends

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Test

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Test Protect (Draft)

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Play Reading

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Virtual Industrial Heritage Meeting

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BBC Sounds Podcasts

As we are likely to be confined to our homes for some time, Kate Izzard has produced three information leaflets to show members how to access BBC Sounds.  To view of download, please click on the following links:

Information Leaflet 1

Information Leaflet 2

Information Leaflet 3

How to Use Zoom and WhatsApp

The U3A national website www.u3a.org.uk have produced ‘How to ..’ Guides on using Zoom and WhatsApp to keep in touch with each other.

Ctrl + click on this link to go to appropriate page.

https://www.u3a.org.uk/how-to-guidance

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Conditions

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Event Presentations Archive

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A Reminder to All Members

On reviewing our advice on safety procedures we have decided to issue this reminder to all members.
Anyone who is the designated leader for any group outing, whether in town or country, should make sure everyone on that outing signs in on the day with a contact number.
In the event of any kind of incident involving that person, then the leader will know who to contact.
No one who is unwell or unable to continue should be left on their own.

 

Members’ Handbook 2018-2019 (reduced public version)

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Committee Documents

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How to join pack

You may view/download a version of the Members’ Handbook here which (for data protection reasons) excludes contact details but will give you a taste of what Tonbridge U3A has to offer.  Please note, printed versions of this are not available.

Members may view/download the full version at Members > Publications and Documents)

Who to contact

Click here for Membership Application Forms in the How to Join pack

We always welcome new members and if you would like to join Tonbridge U3A please complete the Membership forms in the How to Join pack and send them to the Membership Secretary. If you have any queries, please email Membership Secretary

Annual membership is just £15 for one person, £25 for two people living at the same address.

What membership will offer

Monthly meetings: First Wednesdays 2.00pm – 3.45pm with guest speakers, followed by refreshments and the opportunity to introduce yourself to Committee Members (wearing blue badges), our Meet & Greet team (yellow badges), Group Organisers and other members.  Angel Centre car parks are Pay & Display.

Travel Team Outings monthly & several Theatre Visits:  Details and application forms provided in the monthly diary and on noticeboards at the monthly meeting.

Annual Handbook:   Management Committee contacts and general information. Lists of dates, topics or places for the next year’s Monthly Meetings and Outings. Description of each group’s activities with Organiser’s contact details. Published in July each year.

Groups:  Over 100 special interest groups. Contact the Group Organiser to join (listed in Handbook and updated in the Diary). Waiting lists kept if full. Details of next meeting dates, location & topic appear in the  monthly Diary.

Short Courses and Study Days:  National, Regional and Local. Advertised in TU3A Diary, Third Age Matters and their websites.

TU3A Diary:   Monthly 16 page diary reviewing what has been enjoyed and what is on offer next. Sent as pdf by email and available on website. Also provided in print for collection at monthly meetings or posted, to those preferring this version.

TU3A Website:  with a members-only area.

Members’ Welfare:  Please inform a committee member if you know of any member who is in hospital, unwell at  home  or  bereaved. We will arrange a phone call, visit or card with the good wishes of the Committee and members.

Third Age Trust:  Our national representative body provides support and resources.  Contact on 020 8466 6139 or at info@u3a.org.uk

Third  Age  Matters  Magazine:  posted  5  times  a  year from National U3A Office.

About U3A, U3A Benefits and Tonbridge U3A

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Venue List

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If you are interested in joining Tonbridge U3A go to : How to Join

 

Members: Gaining Access to all the Website

To access most of the private member areas of this website you must:

  1. Be a member of Tonbridge U3A
  2. Then be registered as user on this website
  • As a member, you will receive email notification that you have been registered as a website user (usually within a few days of your membership taking effect):
    • Please read the Website Users Guide about how to log in
      • if you do not have a Tonbridge U3A Website Users Guide contact Web Admin
  • If you have used the instructions but still cannot login contact Web Admin
  • If  you do not receive notification of your registration within a reasonable period after joining them please contact Web Admin

The Website Users Guide gives you details about how to login. It also gives some guidance on areas on the website and how to Navigate them.

 

Logging in: The Three Most Important Things to Know!

There are only three important things to know when logging in:

  1. The website is tonbridgeu3a.com, not tonbridgeu3a.org
  2. Know how to create your pre-generated Username – see the Website Users Guide
  3. Know how to create your pre-generated Password – see the Website Users Guide

Navigation tip: the quickest way to a specific Interest Group after you log in:

  • Use the link on the Home Page:
    • To view our list of all Activity Groups – Click here: All Groups
  • or navigate through the menu:
    • Activities > All Groups Alphabetically

The Website Users Guide gives you details about how to login. It also gives some guidance on areas on the website and how to navigate them.

If you need a copy contact Web Admin

List of Booking Forms

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All Saints’ Church Tudeley – polite request for advance notice

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Advice on running groups

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Incident (formerly Accident) Report Form

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Second contact for Groups

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Help

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Tonbridge U3A General News

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Art Viewing 1

Sue Fox   01732 355595      sue.fox555@gmail.com

Our aim is a shared enjoyment of art in all its forms. Each member is encouraged to do a presentation on an aspect of art that appeals to them using PowerPoint, slides, DVDs etc. Sessions are followed by friendly discussion and questions. We also make visits to galleries, museums and historic houses

Hot News

Lewis Hamilton wins Brighton Grand Prix three wheeler.

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