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Groups
Interest Groups

We currently offer the groups listed on the this page. Please click on any of them to find out more. If you wish to ask a question or sign up you can e-mail the Group Contact via a direct link on the group page. This list is constantly amended as members join & leave groups. If you enquire or sign up for one you will be contacted by the Group Contact in due course. Please be patient whilst arrangements are finalised - our Group Contacts are all volunteers & need your help & input.

Group is FULL? Would you like to start an extra group, need some advice?  Contact : GROUPS COORDINATION TEAM LEADER: Heather Wright

THREE BASIC PRINCIPLES underlie the U3A Movement, click HERE to view. In accordance with these we are a self help organisation, i.e. we do not offer ready-made courses - the success or otherwise of each group will depend upon YOU & how you decide to organise yourselves & your joint learning as group members. To see our basic ground rules for groups, please click HERE to view.

Remember, you need to join Meopham U3A & receive your membership card for the current year before you are eligible & able to sign up for any groups. If you are not sure what is involved do come along to any Members Meetings or our Coffee Mornings & find out, or contact a committee member. Please feel free to join in, see what it's all about & add your ideas & requests!

To send in a suggestion for a group aligned to your interests please contact Heather Wright, our Groups Co-ordinator. Current suggestions & developments can be seen on our NEW GROUPS page, click HERE to view.

Add your name to our SIGN UP SHEETS at group meetings or let Heather know. When it appears that sufficient members have indicated their interest in a new group to make it viable, an initial meeting will normally take place to help it become established.

Many other activities are also available to Meopham U3A Members including TALKS, COURSES and WORKSHOPS.

Details of dates, times, venues & contacts are published as they become available - keep watching this page and the Study link in the menu bar.

Hello, I said Hello....

Yes we are still open, Its about time for a change of attitude.... Things will be a long time getting back to the old normal so let's get busy being positive and planning for our continuing Meopham U3A future.
Group contacts have been emailed by Heather and me, (Gus) asking for information about your groups and your website page and if not much has happened PLEASE be courteous and at least reply  as it all helps us to understand how our U3A is coping.
Face to face meetings of any type are going to be difficult as we all have our own "Bubbles" to feel safe in but online group quizes, coffee mornings or just a phone call can be helpful for many who miss personal contact. 
Help is available and dont be scared to ask / email someone on committee who will point you in the right direction and for many try asking grandchildren for help, I do!!
As you can see from this list many of the groups are keeping the members informed of what is going on.

Amblers:   have done one distanced outdoor walk
Art Appreciation:   meeting fortnightly via Zoom - temporary members welcome
Bee Watch:   email bee sightings
Book Club 1/2/3:   all meeting via Zoom
Bridge:   hoping to organise meetings in gardens in groups of 4
Canasta:   weekly newsletter to keep in touch
Current Affairs1:   meeting fortnightly via Zoom
Cycling/For Softies:   have held one outdoor ride
French Advanced:   meet on Tuesday via Zoom
Improvers 1:   meeting via Zoom
Improvers 2:   meet via Zoom / WhatsApp
Intermediate:   Zoom on Tuesday evening
Genealogy:   Zoom meeting planned for July - new members welcome
German:   meeting twice monthly via Zoom
Guitar:   fortnightly Zoom / WhatsApp contact
History1:   fortnightly Zoom meetings
Italian Beginners:   have met in gardens.
Italian Intermediate:
  Reviewing the situation ready for re-start in September
Meditation:   using WhatsApp for guided meditations
Music for Pleasure:   monthly Zoom - have honorary members
Needlecraft:   all active on WhatsApp
Painting/Drawing:   using WhatsApp to share and discuss work
Patchwork:   garden meetings planned
Petanque:  Awaiting goverment advice as to when restart is possible

Photography:   meet on Cluster to post photos
Quilting:   using WhatsApp to share work
Singing- ladies:   meet weekly on Tuesday morning via Zoom
Singing - men:   fortnightly Zoom meetings
Spanish:   fortnightly Zoom meetings
Wine Appreciation 1:   Zoom meeting on usual Thursday
2:   Zoom meet on Wednesday / WhatsApp group
3:   weekly Zoom meeting

Gus.