covid-19 and the cu3a
covid-19 has been an unprecedented event that has affected everyone in the United Kingdom and around the world. Hopefully, in March 2021 we are finally seeing the path to getting back to normal. On this website, we try and keep as much information as possible including previous years Noticeboards, but due to the speed at which information was changing about covid-19, we had to remove and replace the information as it was released.
So rather than losing this information forever, we have created this page with links to the information as it was released.
The articles are in chronological order with the oldest at the bottom.
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Our newsletter editor, Eileen Powell, kept us all sane by producing two newsletters a month during the pandemic. You can view the newsletters by clicking the button below
The Thames Valley Network (TVN)
The TVN have been running Zoom events since October 2020. Some are free and some have a small charge. We post information about the events both on our Facebook group and on this website. Eileen Powell also sends out an email to all members about the latest events.
The TVN events appear on the Noticeboard and also under the Interest Group News page, link below:
2nd August 2021
Your Committee held its first meeing in person for over a year.
21st July 2021
The Chalfonts u3a Annual General Meeting was held over Zoom for the second time, we had 100 participants. You can view the full meeting under the Members Page. As part of the meeting Jane Barker was voted in as the Chalfonts u3a Chair, her role as secretary was taken over by Christine Hardwick.
24th February 2021
The Chalfonts u3a held a Special General Meeting to agree to amend the cu3a constitution to reduce the quorum for the AGM to 10% of the current membership. This was passed by our members.
You can view the notice of the meeting by clicking the link below
14th January 2021
Our Chairman, Bob Borwick, sent out the following email to all cu3a members announcing changes to the Annual Subscriptions and the Zoom monthly meetings
30th September 2020
The central u3a created the Facebook Group U3A Keeping In Touch for u3a members to stay in contact with each other and also a place to share ideas u3as are using to maintain learning and interests and to keep in touch.
This is a great group to join as you can get ideas and ask questions to members of other u3a groups. Click the link to view the Facebook group
15th July 2020
On the back of the successful Zoom AGM, we held our first Zoom Monthly Meeting. This was a talk from Ian Keable about the History of Cartoons. The turnout for the Zoom Monthly Meetings has slowly been growing and in January 2021 we hit our license limit of 100 participants. The committee agreed to pay for the additional license so we can now accept up to 500 participants. FYI: The license steps are 100, 500, 1000. The additional license is £48/month. We pay £141.56/year for the Zoom Meetings Pro license which allows us to have unlimited meetings. You can view the 2020 Monthly Meetings by clicking the link below:
1st July 2020
The Chalfonts u3a Annual General Meeting was held over Zoom, we had over 120 participants. You can view the full meeting under the Members Page.
16th March 2020
Our Chairman, Bob Borwick, sent out the following email to all cu3a members announcing the suspension of Chalfonts u3a Activities
15th March 2020
The Chalfonts Community Center released the following notice.
25th March 2020
We launched our private FaceBook group to allow our members to keep in touch during the lockdown
3rd March 2020
Central u3a released a newsletter with the latest advice on coronavirus
3rd March 2020
Social Distancing advise was published by the UK Govenment