Congleton & District U3A


Charity No. 1076203

Welcome to our U3A website

Visitors
If you are a new visitor to this site you are very welcome to browse the website to see the group activities, monthly speaker meetings and outings that are organised for our members. If you wish to join our branch of the U3A then click the "Join the U3A" link on the left of the screen and provide the details requested, our membership secretary will contact you in due course.

Members
If you are a member and new to this site you will have been sent your membership number together with a password that you can use to log in to the members facilities within the website. We advise that once you have logged in on this first occasion you should change your password to something memorable to you.

General Information, Dates and Events      


This page holds information which may be useful to Members and any visitors, as well as a full list (below) of all planned meetings and events.

A U3A Member is available at the Information Desk in St John Ambulance Headquarters, West Road to help new members with the enrolment process and to answer questions, on the first Monday of each month during term-time (October to May), between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon. The first opening of the Information Desk in 2017 will be February 6th (U3A is closed on the first Monday in January).

If you have forgotten your Membership Number, the Member at the Information Desk will be able to retrieve it for you from the system database. Although they cannot provide you with a new password for the website, if you cannot remember your current one, they will be able to assist you to request a new password from the system which will then send you an e-mail message containing your new password.

If you wish to contact a U3A member referred to in the Bulletin -
You can easily do this by simply "clicking" on the underlined, highlighted links we have put there for you. However, if you are a Member, please log-in to the U3A website first, before clicking on the relevant link in the Bulletin.
If you log-in first, then the e-mail form that opens when you click a link will already have your details filled in for you.
As well as saving you the effort of typing them in, it means that no spelling and typing errors can creep in.
If the person you e-mail wants to reply, but there is an error in your typed email address, then their reply will never reach you.
So, log-in first, click the link in the Bulletin, and then type your message.
Click "OK" and away it goes. Simple !

Having problems finding what you want on the website ? -
When you are logged-in as a Member click on Help & FAQs in the U3A Menu to find general assistance and answers to some frequently-asked questions.

Having problems logging into the Congleton U3A website using the Google Chrome browser ?
If you are also using any version of Norton for your virus protection (either Norton Internet Security, Norton 360, or Norton Anti Virus) then please perform the following steps -

  1. Open Google Chrome and left-click on the "Customise and control Google Chrome" button - the three bars (Google Chrome - Settings) in the top right-hand corner of the browser window
  2. Left-click on "Settings" from the drop-down list which appears
  3. Left-click on "Extensions" in the list on the left-hand side of the page now displayed
  4. Find and left-click to clear the relevant checkbox to disable the "Norton Security Toolbar"

After this you should be able to log-in without any loss of security - disabling the toolbar does not prevent any part of your virus protection from operating fully.

UPDATING YOUR MEMBERSHIP DETAILS -
If your address, telephone number, or e-mail address changes, then please login to the website and click on My Information at the top of the left-hand menu, and then on Check My Details. The information we hold about you will be displayed, and can be changed as required. In case of any difficulties, please notify the Membership Secretary, of the change(s) via the link here, or the U3A Contacts page. Please include your Membership Number in your message to ensure that the correct membership record is updated.

VOLUNTEERING WITH CONGLETON U3A -
U3A Congleton, as all other U3A's, is dependent on Volunteers. The Committee and Committee Support Group all give their time voluntarily. There are numerous opportunities to get involved, including Magazine Reporter, Back Room Workers, Assisting at Social Events, etc.
Just get in touch by e-mailing Volunteer Management to get your name added to the mailing list and receive SITZVAC detailing tasks as they come up. EASY !
You can download the latest volunteer newsletter, with pictures of some AGM Volunteers, using this link.

Page last updated : 25 June 2017

TERM DATES - SESSION 2017-18

Date Event  
Monday 18th September 2017 Start of Autumn/Winter Term  
Friday 8th December 2017 End of Autumn/Winter Term  
Monday 8th January 2018 Start of Winter/Spring Term  
Friday 23rd March 2018 End of Winter/Spring Term  
Monday 9th April 2018 Start of Spring/Summer Term  
Friday 8th June 2018 End of Spring/Summer Term  


MEETING & EVENT DATES


DateSubjectSpeakerSynopsis
1st July 2017VOL FEST 2017 - Congleton Park
Community and Voluntary Services (CVS) Cheshire East will be holding their annual celebration of all things community and volunteering, giving “one big cheer for the volunteer”
15th August 2017Registration Day 2017
Eaton Bank Academy at 10.00am
14th September 2017Committee & Group Leaders Meeting -
Congleton Cricket Club at 10.00am
24th October 2017Quiz Night - New Life Church at 6:30pm
26th October 2017U3A - North West Region
Health and Wellbeing Conference – Lancaster
All U3A members can come along and participate – for more information and to book a place go to -
www.u3asites.org.uk/north-west/events
11th November 2017Astbury Village Hall – a superb evening of 60’s and 70’s live music by “The Extractions”
More details to follow
25th November 2017Christmas Fair - New Life Church
10.00am to 1.00pm
20th December 2017Christmas Social - New Life Church
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