Bookham and District U3A

Welcome to the Bookham & District U3A Website

***********Annual General Meeting********

The delayed Annual General Meeting took place on Tuesday, April 6th and the minutes will be posted soon. The proposals were all carried resulting in Chris Middleton becoming Chairman for the next two years. 

****************Membership Renewal**********

Membership renewal will be take place in July 2021. Details on how this will be managed will be issued in due course. We hope that the lockdown will be eased by then, but we are not planning to meet in the Barn Hall before September and therefore there will be no ability to renew on the day as in previous years. Last year we simplified the renewal process to remove the need for stamped addressed envelopes and encouraged payment by bank transfer and were pleased that 45% of renewals were effected that way. Let's aim for 65% if not more this year! One U3A has reported 90% of renewal payments being made by internet or mobile banking, reducing dramatically the effort required by the membership secretary and treasurer.

*************Chairman's Newsletter************

Each month a number of members seem not to receive the Chairman's newsletter. In some cases it is found in spam, in others it seems to have gone walkabouts, never to be seen again. It is, of course, the mechanism for booking attendance at the fortnightly Zoom meetings. As an alternative method, the links are also included in the 'Diary' section of the website, and the actual newsletter has been available in the 'News' section.  The newsletter will now be included in the 'Documents' section as this is an easier mechanism to retain the format of the original.  A copy of the April newsletter has been loaded.

***************Book Groups 1/2*****************

Book groups 1 and 2 have updated their group pages on the website with details the books read during 2020 and subsequently discussed on Zoom meetings. 

The table below shows upcoming meetings open to all members. The details of how to register are provided in the Chairman's monthly email and is a two stage process. The registration link will provide, by email,  a second link which is the link to be used on the day. A reminder is sent on the day before the meeting. Until further notice these meetings will be hosted on Zoom use on the day. In case the monthly email is missed, the registration link will in addition be provided in the detail section of the event - click on the blue event name in the table.

Group events are shown either on the group page or on the Diary page.

Event NameDateTimeDurationLocation
Horsley and Bookham Riding for the Disabled06 Jul 202114:301 hrZoom
Tooth, Claw and Mane07 Sep 202114:301 hrOld Barn Hall
The Amazing History of Lighthouses05 Oct 202114:301 hrOld Barn Hall
Bumblebees02 Nov 202114:301 hrOld Barn Hall
A Christmas Cracker07 Dec 202114:301 hrOld Barn Hall
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