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Lostwithiel u3a January 2022 Newsletter

Saturday 1st January 2022

The committee of Lostwithiel u3a wish you a happy, prosperous, healthy and safe 2022


It's that time of the year when, traditionally, we look back over the last twelve months and look forward to activities in the New Year. 2021 was certainly a year of challenges for all of us, however, many of our groups took advantage of the easing of restrictions to meet safely or continued to make use of our Zoom facility to hold virtual meetings. 

Unfortunately our Open Meetings proved too difficult hold as we couldn't comply with COVID guidelines and blackout the Church Hall. Sadly, due to increases in the Omicron variant of coronavirus, the Open Meeting planned for 17th January 2022 has been postponed. It is planned to hold the talk about Cornish Dance by Alison and Merv Davey of the Cornish Dance Society later in the year.

We really hope that we can get back to our regular meetings and have an interesting programme of speakers, but it is all dependent on the state of the pandemic and what we are advised, or told by the government, or what your committee decides is in the best interests of you, our members.

On a brighter note many groups already have plans in place for 2022 or are in the process of making them. Plans are already published, on the website, for the following groups:

  • Bird Watching
  • Family History (inc Zoom meetings)
  • French
  • Garden visits
  • Lunch Group
  • Photography (field trips and Zoom meetings)
  • Poetry
  • Strollers
  • Theatre
  • Wine Appreciation

The Walking Group has had a slight change to its programme with local walks on the second Tuesday in the month with four new leaders and walks starting a distance from Lostwithiel on the last Tuesday as explained on the updated web page.

And these groups continue to meet on Zoom:

  • Creative Writing
  • Bridge

All members will be receiving correspondence in mid January informing them that, after no change in annual subscription since our formation in 2013, your committee decided unanimously to increase the Individual Fee to £18 and the Joint Fee to £30 payable on the 1st March 2022