Exmouth & District

Latest News

Pickleball and pickleball life within our u3a

A recent very welcome addition to our website from Nigel Day is the Pickleball webpage. This gives an introduction to the game and an outline of the basic rules and regulation, together with a number of useful links to further information. It also provides direct links to all of our u3a’s pickleball groups and the latest local u3a pickleball news. You can see this by clicking or tapping on Pickleball in the Groups list or on this link.

Our next Monthly Meeting

For details of our next Monthly Meeting, please take a look at our Monthly Meetings section. There is no monthly meeting in August, and the next one is on Thursday 12 September when Maggie Duffy will be giving a presentation. For more information about Maggie, see her website – http://www.maggieduffy.co.uk/.

Our next Social Outings

For details of our next social outings, please take a look at our Social Events section. The next one is the outing to the Eden Project (the details of which were sent direct to members on 15 June and 6 July) and for which a second coach has now been arranged. The one after that is a second visit to Dartmouth Naval College, the details of which have also been sent direct to members on 6 July. Further information about these two trips is also in the members-only view of Social Events section on this website – members need to be logged in to see this and then click or tap on the individual trip.

The other social outings planned for the rest of this year are: Dartmouth Food Festival, Cribbs Causway and Christmas Lunch. All dates, costs and details will be sent direct to members when the tickets are released.

Our latest Newsletter

Our latest Newsletter was published on 1 July. The public edition of it is in the Newsletter section. The members’ edition was sent direct to members and is also in the members-only view of the Newsletter section on this website – members need to be logged in to see this.

Our latest Groups list and Group News Bulletin

Our latest Groups list was sent direct to members on 1 July, and we try to ensure that any changes shown in it are reflected in the Groups list shown in the Groups section. If Group Organisers need to change or update anything, please let us know via the Groups link in the Contact Us section.

The latest Group News Bulletin (no. 5) was sent direct to members on 3 June. This gives details of: new Groups (Caring for our Planet, and Listen and Relax), Pickleball news, vacancies (Golf Group, Outdoor Bowls Group, and Jam Band), and recent Group launches (Solo Trips & Travel, Archaeology, Calligraphy, and Science Matters).

Exmouth & District u3a AGM 2024

This year’s AGM was held at Exmouth Pavilion on Thursday 9th May 2024 at 10:30 am. The agenda and other documents for the AGM were sent direct to members on 18 April and they are also in the Documentation section on this website for members to see – members need to be logged in to see these. The officers and members of the committee were re-elected, and details of our current committee are in the About Exmouth u3a section. It was also agreed that the annual membership fee would remain at £12. A recording of the AGM is on our Exmouth & District u3a YouTube channel – AGM video

Would anyone like to become involved in a new Facebook Group? 

As you may be aware from the AGM in May and from previous posts in our Exmouth & District u3a Facebook Group, this Facebook Group has closed following the committee’s recent decision, but there is the opportunity to create a successor Facebook Group which is not an official u3a Facebook Group but which could still include items relating to our u3a and items of general interest, plus some local issues too. You can view the article about this that was in the July newsletter by clicking or tapping here – Newsletter Facebook article. If you would like to become the Facebook Administrator of this new Facebook Group, or if you would like to help out in any other way, please contact John Hunt, Website Manager, via the Website link on the Contact Us section and he will pass on your interest to the u3a members who may wish to develop this.

Latest documents

The minutes of the u3a committee meetings held in May and June were published on 9 June, together with the Members’ Code of Conduct, the Accessibility policy, the Equality & Diversity policy and the IT policy. They are in the Documentation section on this website for members to see, and members need to be logged in to see these.

Video – Guided tour of our new website

John Hunt, Website Manager, has created a video tour of this website which you can view on our YouTube channel at Website Tour. Please take a look. We hope you find it useful.

National u3a online learning events

Did you know that all u3a members can join a wide range of really interesting online talks, workshops and courses for free with our membership? Most of these opportunities are presented by members themselves; sharing their knowledge or skills with others across the movement. There are also have a wide range of talks on offer from well-known speakers and organisations. Do take a look! Click or tap here for details – National online learning events

April blossom on one of our u3a 10th Anniversary trees

To see the wonderful photos taken by Christine Chittock, please click or tap here – April blossom

Photos and photographers wanted

We are always looking for suitable photos for this website. We can always utilise photos of venues that we commonly use and groups undertaking their usual activities. What we could really do with though, are general photos of older people talking, socialising and generally enjoying themselves. When you peruse this website, what kind of images would you expect or want to see? Please get in touch via the Website link in the Contact Us section.

First Aid course

We are hoping to organise a First Aid course in the near future. There will be a small cost (around £40 per person). If you would like to know more, please contact the Secretary via the Contact Us page.

Latest news from the u3a nationally (The Third Age Trust)

You can read the latest news from the u3a nationally at The Third Age Trust’s news page. The latest edition of its podcast is available at National u3a radio podcast. In addition you can sign up for the u3a National Newsletter for Friends of u3a at Sign-up for u3a national newsletter

Summaries of the Third Age Trust’s Pilot Council meeting and Board meeting

Summaries of the Third Age Trust’s May Pilot Council meeting and June Board meeting have been published, and you can see them by clicking or tapping on the links to them (underlined in blue).