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Welcome to the Higham and Rushden Branch of the U3A
New Group pages posted over the last month -    



On the News Page - Lots of vacancies in groups; New free legal advice contact; Crib and Solo Whist; Charity stamps; Cycling

The latest magazine (January) is available from the 'Our Magazine' page -  news from many of our groups; book review etc. 

Latest Membership Application Forms, the Constitution; Dates of Committee meetings etc - all available (and more)  on the Document Download Page






Reflected Sunset
The Winning Photo from the Digital Photography 'Shot of the Year' competition.
It is called Reflected Sunset
Congratulations to Caron Harrison





The main U3A monthly meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at the Pemberton Community Centre, H.E. Bates Way, Rushden, Northants, NN10 9YP  to which we invite guest speakers who cover a wide range of topics; the current programme can be viewed by choosing "Monthly Meetings" on the Menu Bar. The atmosphere is always welcoming and friendly and refreshments are available. 

There are lots of links which may prove to be of interest on our Useful Links page including details of our local MPs.  Also keep an eye on the News page for (hopefully) up-to-date items.


A Message from the Chairman

ChairHello everyone,

Three days before Christmas we received confirmation that our application to become a Registered Charity had been accepted.  We are now a fully fledged charity in our right, rather than a “lowly” unregistered one!  We have our own number and appear in the Charity Commission listing of all charities across the country, alongside local charities such as Higham WI, British Legion, Rotary Club, the Bede House and the New Life Church of Rushden and Higham Ferrers. 

You may wonder why did we do it?  Well, for starters with the growth in membership our annual income had exceeded the prescribed limit and so it was necessary for us to register.  Secondly, as a registered charity we can now apply for Gift Aid status, something that we will be doing in the coming weeks.  We have also applied for Lottery funding and know that our application is being considered.  We must patiently wait to hear whether our application will be accepted. 

So, it is already starting to look as if 2016 is going to be an exciting year for Higham and Rushden U3A!
Phil Grace


 
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