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.
|A sight for the Garden Group at Chevin Brae, March 2018. More pictures here|
|Strollers, March 2018. More pictures here|
|Juke box, February 2018. More pictures here|
AGM 18th May 2018 Nominations for Officers and the committee, and resolutions should be submitted to the Secretary by 20th April 2018. More information, copies of the Agenda and Minutes of the 2017 AGM and reports from the Chair, Treasurer and Groups Co-ordinator 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 before the end of April, otherwise your membership will be suspended.
Monthly Update The May 2018 issue was emailed on 23rd April. If you have not received your copy, please first check your spam / bulkmail folder(s). If you still do not have it then you can find a copy here.
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|Today||SWANS||John and Beryl leading||Newtown Linford||Click here|
|Today||French - group 1||Member's House||Click here|
|Today||Play Reading||Member's house||Click here|
|Mon Apr 30th||Spanish||Charles Booth Centre (Thringstone)||Click here|
|Mon Apr 30th||Curling||10 am to noon||Thringstone Community Centre||Click here|
|Mon Apr 30th||History||Team quiz||Thringstone Methodist Hall||Click here|
|Mon Apr 30th||German||Thringstone Community Centre||Click here|
|Tue May 1st||5 milers||Led by Jenny & Owen||Ticknall||Click here|
|Tue May 1st||Bridge||Member's house||Click here|
|Tue May 1st||French - group 2||Thringstone Community Centre||Click here|
|Tue May 1st||Scrabble||Member's house||Click here|
|Wed May 2nd||Supper Club||Donisthorpe||Click here|
|Wed May 2nd||Art||Thringstone Methodist Hall||Click here|
|Wed May 2nd||Canasta||Howe Court, Whitwick||Click here|
|Wed May 2nd||Computing Refreshers||Mail merge, incl labels & envelopes||Member's house||Click here|
|Wed May 2nd||Fun Choir||Choir Work Shop||Thringstone Methodist Church Hall||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.
Bridge for Beginners. We are considering forming a new group - if you are interested contact Les or Lynda
Smart phone short course. It is currentlyanticipated that this will start in June.
For more information on the whole range of interest groups, including their meeting arrangements, please look at the Groups page.
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.
Forthcoming monthly meetings (click on underlined dates for more detail)
|18 May 18||AGM, then Speaker John Heal - Codes, Cyphers and Cryptography, from the Ancient Greeks to Online Banking|
|15 June 18||Speaker Bev Smith, CEO of NWLDC - Her career and latest development at the District Council|
|20 July 18||Speaker Steve Toone, Leics Trading Standards - Scams and how to avoid them|
|17 Aug 18||Our U3A's 10th Birthday|
|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|
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| ||Our U3A received grants from the Big Lottery Fund in 2010 and 2013|