Be Involved

Monmouth u3a’s Activity Groups and social events are organised by members for members. 

Each Activity Group is led by one or two of its members – the Conveners. Many groups offer members the chance to suggest or lead group activities throughout the year. 

Monmouth u3a also offers all members the chance to be involved by organising a one-off social event or visit, or as a Member of the Committee or just lending a hand as one of our STAR Helpers. Scroll down for more information.

Our Committee

Averil Macdonald

Chair

Cherry Lewis

Vice Chair

Sue Cobourne

Treasurer

Frank Birch

Secretary

Sheila Woodward

Membership Secretary

Sheila Rowland

Wellbeing

Simon Durrant

Newsletter

Wellbeing Service

Safeguarding

If you have a safeguarding concern you may wish to review the information available on the safeguarding page.

The Role of Convener

Activity Groups are the cornerstone of our u3a community. Activity Groups enable members to engage with others to Discover, Learn and Make Friends. Many members offer to help as ‘Group Conveners’ to share  their interests and hobbies with other members. 

As a Group Convener you will simply ensure that the Activity Group operates efficiently by keeping the membership list up to date, communicating by email with Group Members and, if required, booking speakers, checking room hire arrangements and payment of costs. In fact, some groups have multiple Conveners, making the responsibilities even easier to manage.

The Monmouth u3a Groups Coordinator is always on hand to help and guide Conveners through the process. 

The Committee is always keen to hear ideas for new Activity Groups. Please use the blue button below.

Star Helpers

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New group suggestion.

Accessibility at Bridges Centre

Members’ monthly meetings are held at Bridges Community Centre, Drybridge Park. Some group meetings and activities also take place at Bridges. Off street parking is available here outside the building, and disabled parking is adjacent to the building entrance. There are no external steps or slopes, and the entrance doors are automatic. The ground floor is fully accessible and level throughout, and there is space for wheelchairs. There is a lift to the first floor, and accessible toilets on both floors. There is a hearing induction system in the Agincourt room where the monthly meetings are held.

Accessibility at Ty Price

Some group activities and meetings are held at Ty Price, St Thomas Community Hall, St Thomas’s Square. There is no off street parking here. The approach on foot is a gentle slope to double entrance doors. The ground floor of the building is fully accessible and there is a disabled toilet. The stairs to the first floor are wide and well-lit with a handrail on both sides, but there is no lift. There is a hearing induction system on the ground floor.