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NEW WEB SITE
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1st JAN
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'Just a minute...' from Chairman Hazel Willard
November/December 2017
We have come to the end of another U3A year and have been well entertained during the last two General Meetings. Maggie Haynes from Twopenny Barn was a most entertaining and informative speaker in October. In November, Professor Peter Goldfarb, one of our own EVU3A members told us about DNA and forensic fingerprinting. Peter worked with colleagues at the University of Surrey to set up the first Molecular Toxicology research group in the world. He gave us an informative and interesting talk about the discovery of DNA during our lifetime and how it is used in forensic science today.
After tea, Brian Edwards-Picknett, from the Community Centre gave us an illustrated update on the progress the Emsworth Community Centre has made over the last year. Our U3A makes good use of this Centre for many of our activities, as do hundreds of other people in our community.
 
Group Presentations
Our group presentations which have taken place after tea for the last three years are now coming to an end. They have been successfully organised by Committee member Richard Swaine. We now have many new members who are probably unaware of what happens in all of our groups. With this in mind, a member of the Committee will be contacting Group Leaders so that they can choose a monthly meeting date in order to tell other members about their group.
 
Committee Recruitment
What does being a Committee member involve?' From January, there will be an opportunity for one or two members each month to attend our Committee meetings in order to see what goes on. The Committee meets on the morning of the third Tuesday of each month (except December and August) in the lounge of the Community Centre for a couple of hours. If you would like to come along to any of our meetings please contact any member of the Committee and you will be made very welcome.
 
Our topic at the next General Meeting in January 2018 is 'Canine Partners' and teas and Hall set up - Gardening and French 2.
 

HAPPY CHRISTMAS FROM YOUR CHAIRMAN AND THE REST OF THE COMMITTEE

NEXT MONTHLY MEETING

24th January, 2018
CANINE PARTNERS
Malcolm Wells
More information ......
 

Set-up and refreshments:
Gardening and French 2


CHANGEOVER TO NEW WEB SITE

From Christmas this web site will change to utilise the U3A SITEBUILDER software. The big advantage is that every group can put exactly what they want on their page. The Group Leader will have control. This means that each group will have someone responsible for editing their group's entry on the web site. There will also be a new editor for the Ems Valley U3A information.
 
Click here to see the prototype web site. This site is not yet "live".
 
We are already running test pages for the new site and several group leaders/coordinators have been very helpful in trialling the system. It is easy to use, if you can send an email you can edit your web page, the editing process is very similar. As it is all "on-line" it can be edited from anywhere in the world, so you can edit the web site whilst on the beach in Spain.
 
This YouTube video I have made, shows you how easy it will be to edit your Group page
 

 
You need your sound turned ON and it is best in FULL SCREEN (click the square in the bottom r/h corner when the video is runng.
 
As I have explained there will be no "webmaster" to edit pages. Instead we will have a Site Administrator who will keep an eye on the web site ensuring editors obey the rules.
 
I, as the current webmaster, will remain as administrator until the 2018 AGM. After that someone else will have to take over. If you are interested in becoming web site administrator please contact Hazel.
 
All groups will be contacted over the Christmas period with information on how to edit their page and their unique username. If you want to know sooner CONTACT the webmaster.
 
The new site will be up and running from 1st January.
Dave McVittie, Webmaster


You must be a member of Ems Valley U3A to join a group. Ask about membership by clicking HERE.
 
A full list of Groups, their vacancies and how to join are on the Groups page CLICK HERE to find out how.



GROUP LEADERS/COORDINATORS
CHANGES TO THE WEB SITE

You will be contacted by the current webmaster during December with the username and password for you to have access to the new web site. You can pass this information on to someone else in your group if you want them to be the editor for your Group's page on the new web site. EMAIL THE WEBMASTER