Membership payments for the next year are due to be paid by 31st March 2021. You may be wondering why we are asking you to pay even though the groups have been unable to meet in 2020 and ongoing into this year? Even though we have been locked down, Maghull and Lydiate U3A has still been required to make payments to the Third Age Trust to cover the cost, for example the TAM magazine. The memberships fees have been capped at £6 for the last 3 years and 100% of that amount has been paid to the Trust, meaning that last year Maghull and Lydiate U3A had zero income. Of the 958 members we had in 2019, one third of those did not renew their membership due to the sudden lockdown. Despite this we were still able to cover the costs required by the Third Age Trust. Continue reading
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Many of you will know our current Treasurer, Stuart Findlay. Stuart reaches the end of his three year term on 31 March 2021 and, having done a great job, has decided he won’t stand for re-election to the post for a further three years.
Accordingly we are now seeking interest in the role from members who have some financial background.
Here is the quiz for Friday Feb 19. Questions compiled by Norman.
Fancy setting a session? 20 questions, preferably in PDF format please.
Our ‘Walk A Mile Or Two’ group activity has found its way onto the u3a central ‘sources’ web pages. Click here to read the item.
Following the published Government road map to ease lockdown, we will be able to restart the rambles. However, as the rule of 6 for outdoor activity only comes into place at the end of March, we have decided to delay the start of the rambles until Thursday 6th May to allow for any movement in the dates. Rule of 6 will apply until restrictions are lifted. Details of the ramble will be published here in mid April. It’ll be great to get out and about again, however to comply with insurance, please ensure you have renewed your membership for 2021 before the walk. Details of how to do this are featured on the website.
Here is a link to a poem on the u3a website.
Some links to u3a photography challenges.
These are open to all members so why not have a go?
Some interesting T+S links that may be of interest?
Let their be light ‘and heat’
Why weather and radio go together
Auroral acoustics research
What would a world without vaccines be like?