Joining a Zoom meeting
During the period while group and open meetings are suspended, members are able to stay in contact using Zoom software. Instructions as to how to set up an account and join Zoom meetings are HERE
The previous updates to the membership are now lodged in Latest News.
I know many of you will be disappointed with the news that we in Milton Keynes have been moved to Tier 4 and plans for Christmas have had to be changed. The virus has made all our lives much more problematic and we must look forward to 2021 and the promise that the vaccine will allow us and our lives to return to some form of normality.
I have received the latest update from MK Council. Please click here to hear the council leader.
In view of these restrictions MKu3a will remain closed except for our Zoom Open Meetings and any groups which are functioning online. Many, many thanks to all the Group Leaders who are organising these groups.
I would also like to thank our administration teams who are still working from home as are the Trustees and we will continue to do so. If you would like to join the Committee in any capacity, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the options.
Amendment to our Constitution. Special General Meeting to be held on Wednesday 27th January 2.15 (before the planned virtual Open Meeting)
When I notified you on 17th December with the information that we would require an amendment to our constitution I said I would let you have the wording of the amendment as soon as possible. I have added it as an attachment to this email. In essence the change is to allow MKu3a to hold online or hybrid meetings in exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of the Trustees.
INTU Milton Keynes Centre.(This is the newest development near Debenhams)
INTU issued a statement about the closure of the shopping centre. Please see the details by opening this link
Here is a list of essential stores open in Centre MK. Please click the link below
Dobbies and Frosts
I was surprised to see that Dobbies and Frosts Garden Centre remains open, but I have checked, and the information is correct at the time of writing
If I receive any further relevant information, I will advise you asap.
The Trustees would like to wish you seasons greetings and hope you have the best Christmas you can in these very unsettling circumstances. Stay safe and look forward to a much better 2021.
Best wishes to you all
Lesley, on behalf of the Trustees
Milton Keynes University of the Third Age
If this is your first visit to MKU3A, welcome! We hope you will return regularly. There is a wealth of information on the site
What is The University of The Third Age?
The word University is used in its original sense of people coming together to share and pursue learning in all its forms. There are over 1000 local U3As, all individually registered charities. They are all members of the Third Age Trust which is their national support and advisory body in the UK. The current strap line that sums up our objectives is "LEARN, LIVE and LAUGH"
U3As are autonomous, self-help organisations run by the voluntary efforts of their members. They are self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for people who are retired or have time to pursue their interests or leisure activities with others. Opportunities are provided for members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning for fun, not for qualifications. There is much more information on the U3A National Website including member benefits and group resources. To get the best from that site you will need to set up an account with a username and password.
The charitable aims of MKU3A are:
- The advancement of education and, in particular, the education of older people who are retired from full time work, by all means, including associated activities conducive to the learning and personal development in Milton Keynes and its surrounding locality.
To view the U3A National Vision and Mission Statement please click here
To View the Principles of the U3A Movement please click here
The Wordle below will give you a first feel of the range of activities in the MKU3A. For more detail please go to the Interest Groups Page from the main menu.