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.
|Some the Garden Group at John's Garden, May 2018. More pictures here|
|Our stand at the Charles Booth Centre relaunch, May 2018. More pictures here|
|Days Out at the Angel of the North, May 2018. More pictures here|
AGM 18th May 2018 The results of the elections to Officers and the Committee are available in the Members' Area here.
An updated version (April 2018) of the Guide for Group Leaders is available in the Members' Area here.
Membership Renewal 2018-2019 If you have not yet renewed your membership please contact the Membership Secretary as your membership will have been suspended.
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|Sun Jun 24th||WAD extras||Picnic in the Park||Coalville||Click here|
|Mon Jun 25th||History||Historical walk||Castle Donington||Click here|
|Mon Jun 25th||Curling||10 am to noon||Thringstone Community Centre||Click here|
|Mon Jun 25th||Spanish||Thringstone Community Centre||Click here|
|Mon Jun 25th||German||Thringstone Community Centre||Click here|
|Tue Jun 26th||Curry Club||Harrisons Spice||Ratby||Click here|
|Tue Jun 26th||Bridge||Member's House||Click here|
|Tue Jun 26th||French - group 2||Thringstone Community Centre||Click here|
|Tue Jun 26th||Needles and Pins||Member's House||Click here|
|Tue Jun 26th||Spanish Beginners||Member's House||Click here|
|Wed Jun 27th||Quiz Group||Member's house||Click here|
|Wed Jun 27th||Canasta||Howe Court, Whitwick||Click here|
|Wed Jun 27th||Fun Choir||Choir||Thringstone Methodist Hall||Click here|
|Thu Jun 28th||French - group 1||Member's House||Click here|
|Thu Jun 28th||Play Reading||Member's house||Click here|
|Thu Jun 28th||SWANS||t.b.a.||t.b.a.||Click here|
New groups etc.
Computer Basics Short Courses If you think computers are not for you, you are not alone. If you think you're too old to use one you're not alone There are millions of people who feel the same way. Computers and the internet have become a part of everyday life - from staying in touch with family and friends and talking to the grandchildren whilst seeing them on the screen. (Much better than the phone). Sharing photos to booking holidays and browsing the shops in the comfort of your own home. We are running three short courses on computer basics, from how to switch on, using a keyboard and mouse to browsing the internet and sending Emails. The courses will run on a Tuesday afternoon. There will be a maximum of three members to a course. Please contact: Lynda, , to register your interest.
Smart phone short course. Our apologies for the delay in starting this course. It is now on track to begin in July. If you have expressed an interst in this you will be contacted shortly with dates and venue.
For more information on the whole range of interest groups, including their meeting arrangements, please look at the Groups page.
Updated InformationPictures are posted of U3A at the Charles Booth Centre Launch Event, June events for Days Out, Ramblers, May events for Ramblers, Time to Remember, SWANS, Curry Club, Strollers, 5 Milers, Board Games, Garden Group, Summer Saunters, and the April General Meeting.
Items of Interest
U3A Summer Schools will be held 23rd to 26th July and 11th to 14th September. Further details at summer-schools.u3a.org.uk
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.
Festival of Archaeology will be held 14th to 29th July. Further details at Leicestershire Fieldworkers
Leicestershire Green Plaques scheme. There are six commemorative plaques to award and the last day to vote is Monday 30 July. Voting online for up to 6 of your favourites couldn't be easier.
Forthcoming monthly meetings (click on underlined dates for more detail)
|20 July 18||Speaker Tom Newton, Leics Trading Standards - Scams and how to avoid them|
|17 Aug 18||Our U3A's 10th Birthday- Note this will be ticket only|
|21 Sept 18||Speaker Dr Wendy Frear - Ann Hely, a Crimean War Nurse|
|19 Oct 18||Speaker David Bell - Leicestershire Ghosts and Legends|
|16 Nov 18||Speaker Dr John Sutton - The Commonwealth War Graves Commission|
|21 Dec 18||Speaker Kath Reynolds - 'Tis the Season to be Jolly|
|18 Jan 19||Speaker Peter Varden - The History of the 78 Record - Part 3|
|15 Feb 19||Speaker Barbara Meyer - Wildlife of Sherwood Forest|
|15 Mar 19||Speaker David Templeman - Lady Arbella Stuart - The Queen That Never Was|
|12 Apr 19||Speaker Celia Sanger - Calke Abbey Revealed - A Family Story N.B. 2nd Friday of Month|
|17 May 19||AGM, then Speaker Lynne Cox - How to keep your memory healthy|
|21 June 19||Speaker Matthew Eames - Love Food Hate Waste|
|19 July 19||Speaker Ernest Miller - Robert Bakewell at Dishley Grange|
|16 Aug 19||Speaker Co-op Estate Planning - Tax, Care and Toy Boys|
|20 Sept 19||Speaker Peter Gee-Pemberton - The Air Ambulance Service|
|18 Oct 19||Speaker Maria Hanson MBE - Me & Dee Charity|
|15 Nov 19||Performers Fool's Gold Acoustic - Beat The Drum|
|20 Dec 19||Speaker John Whitehead - A Right Royal Christmas|
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| ||Our U3A received grants from the Big Lottery Fund in 2010 and 2013|