Recommencement of the adjourned AGM from the 17th May 2018

CHICHESTER U3A  25th  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

To be held on Thursday 21st June 2018

At 2pm at The Assembly Room, Chichester

AGENDA

1. Apologies for Absence:

2. Minutes of the 24th Annual General Meeting held on 18th May 2016 including matters arising

3. Change in the Objects Clause of Chichester U3A

4. Chair’s Report as already submitted prior to the meeting

5. Treasurers Report as already submitted prior to the meeting

6. Approval of Examined Accounts

7. Appointment of Independent Examiner for the Accounts

8. Approval of next year’s subscription

9. Election for the U3A Committee. This being 4 Officers plus 5 nominations

10. Questions from the floor (submitted in writing 28 days before the AGM

11. Date of next Annual General Meeting

Welcome to the The University of The Third Age (U3A) in Chichester

If you are retired or semi-retired, live in Chichester or the surrounding villages and communities, and seek to come together with like-minded people to share knowledge and experience, learn new skills or more about your local area and get to know a wider circle of interesting people then you have come to the right place.

Chichester U3A is an exciting self-help movement for people in the Third Age who live in or near the City.  It offers the opportunity to pursue learning for sheer enjoyment and for its own sake.  It is a self-funded Educational Charity.

We are a lively and friendly group offering a wide range of creative, study, physical and leisure activities.

Why should I join?

You will be able attend our talks, participate in any number of our Interest Groups, go on visits, attend our varied additional events programme.

The rewards of your membership are in learning, participation and making friends. Members are encouraged to participate as learners or teachers/leaders. Each member has access to a full programme listing groups, times, dates, venues, plus leaders contact details.

How do I join?

There are no examinations or entry qualifications, and none are awarded.

Members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn so there is no distinction between leaders and learners. Groups run on a self-help basis and are fully self-financing.

To find out about becoming a member click here.

How does this U3A work?

Each U3A runs its own affairs according to its own constitution, in accordance with local members’ wishes and by their voluntary efforts. Courses are intellectually stimulating, physically beneficial and/or just good fun. In a nutshell it’s a club for ‘Recreation, Education and Companionship’ for Third Agers. You don’t just join Chichester U3A, you ‘join in’.

Chichester U3A has over 850 members and supports over 90 groups, the main operating part of the U3A here. These Groups are organised into 12 categories from Arts and Crafts, through Health and Fitness, History to Social; there’s something for everyone in their Third Age. See the list of groups here.

We also run Monthly Meetings with speakers, monthly coffee mornings – a great way to get to know more about the U3A, social evenings such as quizzes or skittles, a Christmas lunch and occasional outings or holidays.

Chichester U3A is a member of the Sussex U3A Network (SUN) which organises a variety of specialist meetings and a Summer School.

What are the age limits?

There is no age limit for membership, but activities are aimed at mature people not in full time employment who wish to share in educational, recreational, social and/or creative activities.

How much does it cost?

The 2016-17 annual membership fee is £10. Some groups make a small additional charge to cover the cost of venue hire, printed matter and other expenses. Some are completely free.

How do I keep up to date?

Look around this website. Most of the information is free to browse. As a member you will get full access to the various groups, a weekly emailed bulletin informing you of upcoming events and a newsletter three times a year by email or post.

How can I find out more?

Visit our ‘Contact Us’ page where you will find a set of options. Click the one for you and fill in the form. You will also find a snail mail address there if you don’t have email.