As an active group, affiliated to the Third Age Trust, we aim to provide a focal point for academic, social and recreational interests through the operation of activity groups, details of which may be tracked via the 'Groups' tab. Wherever possible, our various groups or activities generally are led by U3A members, although outside tutors or specialists may be brought in from time to time, to supplement the wealth of knowledge that already exists in our midst.
We hold three general meetings, in different parts of our district each month, which are set out under the 'Meetings' tab. At each of these gatherings, a short business session is generally followed by a guest speaker, on a topic of general or local interest. Each April, our main monthly meeting is designated as our AGM whilst in December, we entertain and are entertained in the festive manner. We operate to a Constitution, defined by our Committee and approved by The Charity Commisioners as a part of our registered charitable status. Please use this link, should you wish to read or download a copy of our U3A Carrick Constitution.
U3A Carrick Group is one of well over 800 groups, affiliated to the Third Age Trust, based in Bromley, Kent, our central coordinating organisation, providing many support and resource services and which also forms a vital link between the national U3As and Government. Nominal annual membership subscriptions (presently £17.00) are paid by our U3A members, of which a small part comprises a Capitation Fee, supporting the Third Age Trust, with around 80% remaining to fund the multitude of our local groups' activities. U3A Carrick presently has appoximately 800 active members.
The Third Age Trust publish both 'U3A News' and 'U3A Sources' quarterly, copies of which are made available at our monthly meetings, following publication, or for a nominal fee you may opt for home posting. The Third Age Trust run an National Conference each year, at different locations, generally each September, to which all U3A groups are invited to send delegates to network with other groups, share news and presentations offered by the Trust for the benefit of group members.
You are invited to review the Third Age Trust page elsewhere on this website.
U3A Carrick - Monthly Draw:
Here are the results of our August U3A Carrick Monthly 50/50 Draw:
1st - Mary Shelton £19.60. 2nd - Nancy Congreve £14.80. 3rd - Peter Becker £9.80. 4th - Margaret HoSang £4.90
This was the final draw for the 2011-2012 year. It brought the total distributed in prizes to £531. The funds of Carrick U3A (used for such things as venues and equipment), benefited by a similar amount. Subscribe now for the coming year. There will be three prizes a month for this year; your support will help to decide how high their value can be.
Get your new Draw Ticket at the next Perranwell, Falmouth, or Truro monthly meetings. Please remember that there will be no meetings at either Falmouth or Truro during August.
Please also recall that the Truro monthly meeting, from September, will now take place on the fourth Monday each month at All Saints Church Hall, Tresawls Road, Highertown from 2.00pm, starting from 24th September!
Starting in September, the new Draw ticket will cost £5.50 each, for the eleven months to August 2013.
U3A Carrick Group is a Registered Charity - No. 1034910