So politics and vaccines aside, where are we with our U3A? It may (and I stress the word ‘may’) be possible to resume our monthly meetings in July. Many of the group activities that had to stop because of coronavirus may also be able to re-start after the end of June, but it will be at the group leaders’ discretion.
Your committee will be meeting at the beginning of April (by Zoom) to consider all the options within the road map that the government has set out. Let’s hope that the downward trend of infections and deaths from Covid continues.
Westerham U3A runs a book group based around travel writers. They are looking to recruit a few new members. If you are interested, please contact Brian Swift for more information. We are so lucky to have this sharing arrangement with our neighbours, Westerham, Knole and Sevenoaks U3A groups.
The 21st March is National Census Day. Be aware that the scammers are already seeing this as an opportunity to get some money from you. The latest one is to email you to say that you have made a mistake with your census return and are liable for a fine. THIS IS A SCAM – the government will never ask you for money in this way! Since the last newsletter I have been bombarded with scam emails purporting to be from McAfee and Norton stating that my virus checker is out of date with offers to renew. Some of them look very plausible but others have spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. Remember you can check the source of the sender by hovering your cursor over the sender’s email address – you will quickly see that they are not from McAfee or Norton. On one day at the end of February I had six of these scam emails in one day!
So, I hope you “Stay Safe, Stay Alert and enjoy that feeling of confidence that the vaccine has brought about”. I hope we will soon be able to get together again.