Good afternoon. Welcome to Whitwick & District U3A.
May we remind you that the next general meeting and talk is next month. Further details are provided below.
What is U3A? It stands for University of the Third Age, but not in today's accepted meaning of the word. It is a community of people like yourself - third agers, people no longer in full-time employment. It is a non-political and non-religious organisation.
We take part in group activities, which are central to all U3As. We have over 40 such groups where we learn from each other and from direct experience, rather than being taught in a formal setting . There is no formal structure of assessment or awards. Any member can, and is encouraged to, form a new group within their own area of interest or expertise.
Our membership is drawn from North West Leicestershire, primarily from the Whitwick / Coalville area and other nearby towns and villages. Our general meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of the month at Broomleys Church Hall at 2.00 pm. You are most welcome to come along and find out more.
|Gardens group BBQ & Plant swap, Aug 2017. More pictures here|
|Participants on the 3rd Memory Course held June/July 2017.|
|Ramblers at the top of Bardon Hill, August 2017. More pictures here|
EMAIL sent to or from various whitwicku3a.org.uk addresses has been one of a number of organisations caught up in an issue with Yahoo. The emails affected have been directly, or indirectly via WAD address, to members using Sky and Yahoo. This problem first showed to a limited extent on 8th Aug, but has taken some time to establish the cause. Working with our webhost, we are hopeful that the problem has now been overcome. (14/8/17)
If you have sent a message to or from a WAD address during this period to which you expected a reply, but have not had a reply, then you may wish to re-send the message. Do note that the nature of Yahoo's action was such that you would not have had a non-delivery report.
|Today||General Meeting||Talk - Big Cats||Broomleys Church Hall||Click here|
|Tomorrow||Music Appreciation||Open Air Concert||Bradgate Park||Click here|
|Sun Aug 20th||WAD extras||Woodstock in Whitwick||Hermitage Leisure Centre||Click here|
|Mon Aug 21st||Striders||Vanessa leading||Woodhouse Eaves area||Click here|
|Mon Aug 21st||German||Thringstone Community Centre||Click here|
|Mon Aug 21st||Curling||10.00 am to noon||Thringstone Community Centre||Click here|
|Tue Aug 22nd||Spanish Beginners||Member's House||Click here|
|Tue Aug 22nd||Curry Club||Taste of Thai||Ashby||Click here|
|Tue Aug 22nd||Bridge||Member's House||Click here|
|Tue Aug 22nd||Needles and Pins||Member's House||Click here|
|Wed Aug 23rd||Canasta||Howe Court , Whitwick||Click here|
|Wed Aug 23rd||Quiz Group||Member's House||Click here|
|Thu Aug 24th||French - group 1||Member's House||Click here|
|Thu Aug 24th||SWANS||Jenny and Janet leading||Bosworth Battlefield Centre, Cadeby||Click here|
New groups etc.
Woodstock in Whitwick Can you help? Sunday 20th August at Hermitage Leisure Centre, Silver Street, LE67 5EU This is a Family Fun day in Whitwick from 10am until 5pm. The event has an admirable reputation for fundraising for local good causes and, over the last few years, has encouraged a friendly, community spirit. We will be taking our marquee along and hoping that U3A members will volunteer to be there in teams of two or three to talk to visitors and hand out information for an hour. It is a pleasant way to raise awareness of the benefits of U3A membership. Please contact Sue if you can help.
Congratulations to those who took part in the recent Confidence in Water course and who did so well. It is hoped that another short course will commence on Wednesday 4th October. It will run for six consecutive weeks, meeting at 12 midday at Whitwick Leisure Centre. The session should last for about an hour. Members with all different levels of ability are invited, but the course might benefit those who would like to overcome any particular difficulties or fears. Contact Joyce
For more information on the whole range of interest groups, including their meeting arrangements, please look at the Groups page.
Items of Interest
The Third Age Trust has organised some special events at The Globe and relating to Wild life. More info here.
The Findings and Recommendations of the Working Group into the future Governance structure of the Third Age Trust are available here.
Summer Schools Information about the 2017 events, Royal Agricultural University 14-17 August, and Royal Agricultural University 11-14 September, can be found in this brochure .
Third Age Trust Conference & AGM will take place 29 - 31 August. Booking information can be found here.
In Depth Study Groups - A chance to study in much greater depth than an interest group. If you have a computer you could link up with like-minded people across the UK.
Forthcoming monthly meetings (click on underlined dates for more detail)
|18 Aug 17||Speaker Barbara Meyer - Big Cats|
|15 Sept 17||Speaker Professor Sarah Hainsworth: The work of a forensic engineer|
|20 Oct 17||Speaker Dr Julie Attard - Whitwick’s Big Dig|
|17 Nov 17||Speaker Peter Varden - Popular Music 1945-1951|
|15 Dec 17||Speaker Rosie Woodland - Joyce Grenfell|
|19 Jan 18||Speaker Peter Barratt - My suffragette great-grandmother Alice Hawkins|
Please note that as an anti-spam measure e-mail addresses on this page are NOT links, but should be manually copied
| ||Our U3A has been very fortunate to receive a grant from the Big Lottery Fund under the Awards for All scheme.|