The Newsletter of the U3A in Oliva
There has been a lot of discussion around whether our groups should re-start in these troubling times. After much debate, the committee have agreed that those groups that can maintain adherence to the current Covid restriction and want to open can do so.
It is important we all understand our individual responsibilities at this time. Therefore, would ALL members who are entering into group activities, please complete a short disclaimer here, or print and sign the form here, to show your group leaders.
NOTE leaders will request confirmation before allowing anyone to enter the group.
On a brighter note, Elaine Crook has taken over leadership of the Thursday lunch group!
She still has a couple of seats free, but be quick – remember, first come first served (sorry!).
See more on the group page here.
The joint leaders of our very successful WALKING GROUP have decided to hang up their boots and wander off into the distance.
We don’t want this group to fall, so please step forward!
Can You Help Your Committee?
Click on the email links to contact a committee member.
Committee members carry out a very important role for the organisation – without a committee there would simply be no U3A!
If you would like to help us continue the great work that has gone on in the past, please contact any member below via the email link.
We would especially like to hear from members with communications (press and publicity) and/or Spanish skills. The requirement could be as little as an hour a month!
Come on – join in!
As you know, we surveyed you, our members, back in the Spring about what you would like to see in your U3A.
We had a response of around 120, (~ 20%), which is a very good turnout and we thank you.
There is a lot of information to take on board, but you can rest assured, when we get going fully again, these views will be taken into account!
Free Subs - Yes or No?
Your committee discussed allowing this coming year (2020-2021) to be free of subscriptions. The reasoning can be seen below.
Due to the Covid situation we could not hold an AGM, where the decision could be put to the members, but it was decided to go ahead anyway.
Last week we sent out an email asking members for their views. To date, approx. 8 ‘No’ replies have been received. Note the question was phrased such that no response indicated agreement; this was done to save asking members to reply simply saying ‘Yes’.
The eight replies represents some 1.5% of the emails sent out.
To understand the rationale behind the decision please click here.
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Email your views here.
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If you want to sell or swap an item, please let us know here.
For sale Panasonic inverter combination microwave oven 31 L capacity. Model NNGT48KBSUG Black. Brand new still in box, wrong model ordered and difficulty in returning due to lockdown. Cost 180e, offers around 120e. Can deliver locally. Contact here
A quantity of several years What Car Magazines free to anyone who would like to collect them from La Drova, Barx. Phone No 600 853 127 or 962 807 028 or email email@example.com
White Baby Cot complete with high quality mattress, mattress cover, bumpers, etc., all in immaculate, as new, condition, plus Baby Bath, all from Ikea at original total cost of 178 euros. Selling for 79 euros.
Electro Acoustic Vintage Guitar
This is a lovely guitar that sounds as good as it plays. Mainly used in acoustic mode it has been cared for and is in great condition.
A recent upgrade means it is time to find a new home. Ideal for both beginner and intermediate players. It comes complete with a new ‘gig’ bag. €80
Contact Peter Spencer 962817152 or firstname.lastname@example.org
And finally a word from our friends in the Oliva Drama group.
Obviously we have been keeping our heads down over the last few months, however, we are starting to pick up and look around a bit now. To that end, we are always happy to greet new members both on-and back-stage.
If you are at all interested in joining, especially getting involved in the exciting new avenue we are exploring, please get in touch directly here. Thank you!