Good morning. 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.
|Ramblers and a horse, Apr 2019. More pictures here|
|Our chairman thanking the volunteers at an Afternoon Tea, Mar 2019. More pictures here|
|General Meeting, Mar 2019. More pictures here|
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Registration at General Meetings We will be using the new registration system from the March General meeting so please have your badges or cards ready on entering the hall. All members should now have their membership cards and those members that attend General Meetings who have not got a new membership badge can order one from the membership desk the next time they attend.
Membership Renewal 2019-2020 Renewal should be made by the end of April; if you haven't yet done so please contact the Membership Secretary, . Please ensure your cheques are made out to 'Whitwick & District U3A' with your membership number on the back. Please remember to enclose your letter if you have any changes to your contact details.
AGM May 2019 The notice of the AGM and Committee elections has been sent to all members. A copy can also be found through the Members' Area here.
|Tue Apr 23rd||Spanish Beginners||Member's House||Click here|
|Tue Apr 23rd||Needles and Pins||Member's house||Click here|
|Tue Apr 23rd||French - group 2||Charles Booth Centre (Thringstone)||Click here|
|Tue Apr 23rd||Bridge||Member's House||Click here|
|Tue Apr 23rd||Curry Club||Sonny's Street Food||Loughborough||Click here|
|Wed Apr 24th||Quiz Group||Member's house||Click here|
|Wed Apr 24th||Canasta||Howe Court, Whitwick||Click here|
|Thu Apr 25th||Papercraft||9.30 am||Thringstone Methodist Hall||Click here|
|Thu Apr 25th||Beginners Bridge||Member's House||Click here|
|Thu Apr 25th||French - group 1||Member's House||Click here|
|Thu Apr 25th||SWANS||John and Beryl to lead||Bradgate Park||Click here|
New groups etc.
A second Time to Remember Course is now planned for the Autumn. If you are interested then email Lynne,
Computer Basics Short Courses If you think computers are not for you, you are not alone.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.
For more information on the whole range of interest groups, including their meeting arrangements, please look at the Groups page.
Items of Interest
Summer Schools 2019 Booking is now open, for details see the Third Age Trust website.
Third Age Trust 36th AGM will be held at The East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham on Thursday 29th August 2019. If you are interested in attending this event to represent Whitwick & District U3A, please contact Wendy at
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)
|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|
|17 Jan 20||Speaker Delia Bennett - Reflections in Rhyme|
|21 Feb 20||Speaker Stuart Warburton - 100 years of cycling|
|20 Mar 20||Speaker Sandy Leong - Black cats, new moons and ladders: Origins of superstitions|
|17 Apr 20||Speaker Alan Gray M.B.E. - 'You cannot be serious': Tales of a Wimbledon umpire 1988- 2012|
|15 May 20||AGM|
|19 June 20||Speaker Philip Caine - Barrow to Bahgdad and back : My career story|
|17 July 20||Speaker Andy Smith - John, Paul, George and me|
|21 Aug 20||Speaker Dr Victoria Strong - Life as a zoo vet|
|18 Sept 20||Speaker Mike Storr - Masters of Mirth|
|16 Oct 20||Speaker Kevin Reynolds - Dispelling the myths - an introduction to bats|
|20 Nov 20||Speaker Andy Smart - Their names will live on|
|18 Dec 20||Singer Natalie Nightingale|
|15 Jan 21||Speaker Paul Siddals - The history of the gas industry in Leicestershire|
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| ||Our U3A received grants from the Big Lottery Fund in 2010 and 2013|