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Important Information for Members of Poole U3A

Latest message from Val Ingram, Chairman of Poole U3A

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well. We had hoped to be back to normal come January but that cannot happen. Realistically we are having to look at September 2021 before classes can commence. If things do improve then maybe we can start up again during the summer term.

We now have a Zoom contract and some classes are using that to have their meetings. If any others would like to make use of Zoom please contact the Class Adviser, Liz Torode Tel: 01202 734766 or email:

In order to fulfil our constitution regulations, we will have to hold our AGM in January and we have fixed the 15th of the month to hold this via Zoom. We now have to ask you to complete an application form so that we have an up to date record of members. This will not necessarily require any additional payment. You will all receive, by post, a letter explaining the process together with an application form and notice of the AGM. The latter will also have a nomination slip if anyone wishes to stand for the committee. These must be completed and returned to the Secretary Siobhan Coleman by the 7th January 2021.

Please support us and join by December 2020 so that you can attend the AGM online.

Please be aware that there is no on-line facility for joining this year.

Unless we are on lockdown, I will be in the Lighthouse café on Tuesday 24 November at 10.30 for a cup of coffee. Masks and Social Distancing. So, if you are in Poole, pop in and say hello.

Best wishes to all of you and keep safe.

29 Oct 2020  

A Note from our Insurers - 20 May 20

All U3A activities should have an appropriate risk assessment / check list to ensure they are safe for U3A members to participate in. Government input about Covid19 is central to any risk assessment and given the advice remains “stay at home as much as possible” and “limit contact with other people” it follows that face-to-face U3A activity should not be undertaken at present. The government reasons for leaving home remain very limited and do not include for leisure activities such as provided by the U3A.

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Welcome to Poole U3A...

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Poole U3A is part of an exciting world-wide movement which aims to provide educational and recreational facilities for older people no longer in full-time employment. Find out more about the U3A here.

Latest Updates

Classes via Zoom - details here.

Philosophy Workshop - see important update re Summer Term here.

U3A National Newsletters - sign up here or see current and past issues here.

New U3A National Discussion Forums - user guide here and click here to access the forums.

Delphinus (Spring/Summer 2020 Library Edition) here.

We have moved! The Poole U3A office is now located at The Spire in Poole. Details here.

Music and Film licences now available here (at bottom of page).

Full classes - If the class you are interested in is fully booked, please complete this form or contact the office (tel: 01202 678113) if you would like your name to be added to the waiting list for that subject.

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