Monthly Meetings click HERE.
AGM
Preliminary Info. & Nomination Form click HERE.

Easy Index
click HERE


Group News
2020 AGM 13th October.

Group contacts Zoom meeting summary click HERE
Worried about scams? click HERE.
CANCELLED Trips & Events 2020.
DUE TO CORONOVIRUS ( COVID 19) ALL PLANNED MEMBERS TRIPS / EVENTS 
FOR THIS YEAR HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. 
WE WILL ENDEAVOUR TO KEEP YOU INFORMED AND UPDATED WITH "FINGERS CROSSED" FOR 2021.
We are part of a National Network of over 1000 U3A groups and our story follows below. 

Click HERE for link to National Site.
Click HERE for link to SE Region Site.
Click HERE for link to Kent Network Site.

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING? - Check out both of our Events Pages to obtain our latest Info.
  • Click on the Interest Groups page for a full list of Members' Meetings dates & relevant information.
  • To post a message here, please click Website Administrator & e-mail your request.

TRAINING FOR BEACON: If you are a new group contact or would appreciate a refresher session then Helen, Moira, Carole & Chris Hague-Smith will be pleased to help. 
Group contacts should find Beacon very helpful for contacting your group members & keeping your meeting dates, times & venues as up to date as possible. Don't forget that you should also keep your website group page details, particularly proposed meetings & events, as up-to-date as possible. Thank you.

Need some help with IT or your group page? Go to the CONTACT US Page & Email one of the IT SUPPORT TEAM.

Please keep an eye on the Interest Group pages! As usual there will be changes to groups as members review & revise their activities, with new groups evolving & contacts changing.

Also, due to our increasing success, several groups appear to have reached capacity. If you are interested in a group which appears to be 'full' it is important to let Heather Wright & the group contact know so that we can take steps to address the problem!  Members interested in starting a new group should contact Heather Wright for help to start off a sign-up list to gauge interest from other members.

Check out our  Members Welcome Events  page link above.

Events Open to all - members and non-members.

This is a chance to meet other members and group leaders in a very relaxed atmosphere for a chat and to see for yourself what else is going on in Meopham U3A!

MONTHLY COFFEE MORNINGS: 10.00 - 11.30 held on the last Monday of the month, at the CRICKETERS INN, Meopham Green. (NO BOOKING - JUST TURN UP!). Attendance free; Small charge for tea/coffee/biscuits. click HERE for more information.

External events, courses and workshops

Many Local, Regional & National (click HERE.) U3A EVENTS are available to members. To find out what's on offer, click Study/Special Events & Days link above.

 

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.