Group enabler

Just when we thought that U3As would benefit from exemption to the ‘Rule of 6’, the guidelines from National Office changed again making it difficult for many of our groups to restart. All Group Leaders have been updated with the changes which can also be accessed in the National U3A electronic monthly Newsletter.

A Group Leaders’ Workshop via Zoom is planned for Friday 6th November at 10.30am, more details of which will follow later this month.

Zoom is being used on a regular basis, both by the Committee and several groups. We have 2 new ‘Zoomers’ this month – the Transport and Science & Technology groups. The National U3A continues to offer Zoom Tutorials – ‘Zoom for Group Leaders’, ‘Zoom for Hosting Group Meetings’ and ‘Introduction to Zoom’. However, if you are a complete newcomer to Zoom please consider taking advantage of Denise Smith’s ‘Zoom for Beginners’ session and virtual ‘Coffee Mornings’ – look out for more information on these activities later in October.

Calling all Quiz fanatics – Dave Martin, SLU3A Secretary, is keen to start up a regular Quiz Night and is on the lookout for potential Quiz Masters/co-host Quiz Masters. If you are interested, please contact him at We are trialling the Quiz format at the moment and hope to get it off the ground soon.

It’s great to have some different ideas for these changed times, especially with winter approaching, and if anyone has other suggestions or wishes to offer their skills/expertise please let me know.

Louise Elsome 07740 572956