All posts by Derek Morgan

Message from Di Proctor – Theatre Tickets organiser

I hope this wet Thursday morning finds you all well. Having spoken  to
people in the north east yesterday I realised how lucky we are to be
living in the middle of England.

I have called it Big news-changes this week; so here goes.  I have made
the decision to move down south to where my daughter lives and have been
in the process of buying a house down there for several weeks.  Fingers
crossed I have now sold mine, so feel I really might get there.  I
actually made the decision to go before Xmas last year and had my house
on the market in Feb, but then Covid struck, so I had to remove it
before the lockdown, and then been trying again since June.  So this is
where you all come in.  Is there someone out there who would like to
take over Theatre Outings?  I think it is as much work as you make it,
i.e. the more shows you book the more work.  At the moment it is very
easy as obviously nothing is happening.  ATG are not opening their
theatres before the end of November. (Their latest optimistic date).
Living in a village is not a limitation as you have all got very good at
sending stamped addressed envelopes etc.  I have thoroughly enjoyed
meeting so many of you and making new friends.

URGENT!! New officers required for YOUR U3A

The committee needs you.

Chairman – Martin Paul  finishes his term this year. Lilia Bogle (VC) will take over so we need a new Vice Chair person

The Secretary – Cliff Dammers is retiring. Dorothy Morgan has agreed to take over

The Membership Secretary – Lorna Joy is retiring, but is willing to mentor someone. Link to Duties of Membership Secretary

The Newsletter Editor – Carolina Kenealy is retiring

Please consider what you can do to help!!

Now is YOUR chance to make a difference.

Contact any committee member if you want more information see Contact Us


Important next year’s subscriptions

To all members of Buckingham & District U3A

At a committee meeting of Buckingham & District U3A in July 2020, it was decided that in the light of the coronavirus lockdown having deprived us of most of our opportunities for meeting up, we would roll all membership subscriptions made for 2019-20 over to also cover the year 2020-21.

Could you therefore please cancel your standing order for the coming year and apply for it to start again on 1st October 2021.

Please do this promptly, as if you forget, we will have to deem any inadvertent over-payments to be donations, as the admin involved in refunding payments will be too time-consuming. If you normally pay by bank transfer or cheque, this will not be a problem.

New Membership Cards for the year 2020-2021 will be sent out on 1st October. If you do not receive one, it may be because you forgot to pay for the current year. If so, I would be happy to process your payment and put it into next year.

All new memberships will be processed and charged as normal.

Best regards,


Lorna Joy – Membership Secretary

Zoom Open Meetings

See Open Meetings for information and updates

The meetings are accessed by clicking on or pasting the link into your browser.  No registration, passwords or downloads are required.  The meeting will open from 2.15, Please mute your microphone unless you have something to say

If you have not received your invitation email from your Group Coordinator, please email Roland directly

Ignore the prompts to download,

“If you have Zoom Client installed, launch meeting. Otherwise, download and run Zoom.”
Click on “Launch meeting” and the following message will appear
“If you cannot download or run the application, join from your browser.”
Click on “Join from your browser”

Although the audience will be muted during the meetings, you can use the ‘Chat’ box (found at the bottom of the Zoom screen) to ask questions.

I’m sure we’ll all enjoy the show.