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Monaghan U3A Walking Festival

This year the annual Walking Festival takes place on Thursday April 12th and Friday April 13th. The headquarters is once again in the Four Seasons hotel, while the walks are in Bragan. There will be a Festival dinner in the

TV Licence Fee increase

The cost of the licence fee will change on 1 April 2018. The Government is responsible for setting the level of the licence fee, and in 2016 announced that it would rise in line with inflation for five years from

East Antrim U3A Summer School courses

East Antrim U3A are intending offering Summer School courses in their halls at Nelson Street during July and August. So far the proposals are for: all things Spanish: a full week but different workshops including language, history, culture, and many

O2 Workshops

We have been told that O2 will be sending an Email offering FREE workshops etc to U3As. Make sure you don’t miss this offer.

GDPR – Important

New Year Honour

Congratulations to one of our Executive Committee, (Elizabeth) Gabrielle Deans, who has been awarded the B.E.M. for Voluntary service to Western Health and Social Care Trust.

Songfest 2018 – details

Details of the next Songfest hosted by East Antrim U3A on WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL 2018 are here.

Duplicate Bridge Congress

The 2018 U3A Bridge Congress will be hosted by Holywood District U3A and held in Kelvin Malone Bridge Centre on Saturday, 20th January 2018. It is for U3A members only. Numbers are limited to 100. Entries will be accepted, subject

FareShare

FareShare‘s national food drive is between the 30th November and 2nd December.
They are seeking volunteers tobe in store handing out the FareShare ‘shopping list’ and collecting donations from customers whilst spreading some Christmas cheer.
More information here.

Life Long Learning

Visit Age Action’s site to keep you up to date on the activities of Age Action’s Life Long Learning Programme for Autumn 2017.

The MAC Belfast

Here is information received from the MAC on group booking rates, tours and volunteering at the MAC theatre Belfast. Community Ticketing Community groups of 6 or more can avail of our special community ticket rate of £8, and for every

Governance Consultation Survey

Below is a link to the Findings and Recommendations of the Working Group into the future structure of the Third Age Trust. Here is the link.

Warning of scams against older people – HMRC

The police have made repeated warnings and now HMRC are urging tax payers to be on alert for a scam aimed at older people. The phone message, claiming to be from a Scottish telephone number, is designed to frighten targets

Happy Birthday Downe

Congratulations to Downe U3A on their 10th birthday. Monica Devlin showing the certificate when Downe became a full member of the Third Age Trust. Monica Devlin, Frances Trevor (Chairman, Downe U3A ) Lila Jackson ( Chairman NIREC ) & Rosemarie

Grants

At the recent Regional AGM mention was made about some sources of grants to support the work of running your local U3A. There are probably other small grants available and that you might find on a community network site in