Group Coordinators' Page
Information on Groups
This is the basic Information for each group listed under the headings coordinator, telephone number/email, meeting day/time/frequency, venue, cost and brief description of activities.
This information will be collected or updated annually through data collection emails sent to all Coordinators with email addresses and through the post for all other Coordinators. The Database Manager (Clare Chiba)is now responsible for this data collection and for the routine maintenance of the database for the use of the General Coordinator.
It is very important that any changes in Group information occurring between data collection emails should be sent to the General Coordinator who will then pass them on to the Web Coordinator, Database Manager and/or anyone else who needs to know.
The information will appear in the appropriate group category page of this website eg "arts and crafts" or "music". These pages can be accessed from groups by category, complete alphabetical listing of Sheffield U3A groups or groups by day of the week.
Group home pages
Each group can have its own page on this site. All you have to do is to ask the Web Coordinator on email@example.com
You can use your page to show meeting dates, venues, programmes etc or to report your activities. Pictures can be included and you can have as many pages as you like.
You can also send me news of your group which you think will be of particular interest to other Sheffield U3A members. Vacancies in your Group will be advertised on the Group Vacancies page
All this of course is complementary to Sheffield U3A's bi-monthly newsletter Links. The information in Links will appear on the web site and all copies of Links since June 2006 are kept on the web site.
All groups must keep adequate financial records and comply with the basic guidelines laid down by law and the SU3A committee. Groups must also take care not to make any payments not permitted by national U3A guidelines. These guidelines can be found on the financial guidelines page.
A leaflet has been produced to assist coordinators when organising social outings. The leaflet was sent to all coordinators with the mailing in January 2007; but if anyone does not have one please contact the Joint General Coordinators direct and they will send one.
A complete list of National Network Coordinators has been revised and a copy is with the General Coordinator. Any coordinator who wants their National Coordinator's details please contact the General Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Many members have raised concerns as to the legal position
TAT have informed us that “There is no U3A insurance that covers journeys in cars, it would be down to the individuals car insurance.
The AA Motoring Content Manager replied “ One of the principle aims of car sharing is to share costs though you can get into legal and/or taxation difficulties if you make a profit at the expense of your passengers.