Good afternoon. Welcome to Whitwick & District U3A.
May we remind you that the next general meeting and talk is this coming Friday. Further details are provided about these meetings below.
What is U3A? U3As exist to provide a forum in which retired and semi-retired people can get involved in helping to create, join and run a wide variety of activities which improve their knowledge and skills, enhance their physical and mental wellbeing and keep them socially connected in a friendly and informal environment. It is a non-political and non-religious organisation.
Central to this are interest groups of which we have over 40. In these 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.
|Intrepid walkers! 5 Milers Jan 2020. More pictures on their page|
|General Meeting, December 2019. More pictures on their page|
|Ramblers on their lunchbreak, Februrary 2020. More pictures on their page|
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Registration at General Meetings Please have your badges or cards ready on entering the hall. 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 2020-2021 All members should receive their membership renewal letters by the end of February; if you haven't received yours by then please contact the Membership Secretary . The March General Meeting will be the first time you will be able to renew your membership for the new membership year. If you are renewing by cash please bring along the correct change. If you are renewing by cheque please ensure your cheques are made out to 'Whitwick & District U3A' with your membership number on the back. Your cheques will not be presented to our bank until the 1st April or just after. Please remember to bring your letters if you have any changes to your contact details. To avoid queueing you can place your subscription(s) in a sealed envelope with your name or names if you are paying for more than one member printed on the envelope.
AGM 2020 This takes place on 15th May. The notice calling for nominations and resolutions is available in the Members' Area
|Today||Strollers||Led by Sue and Ian||Donisthorpe area|
|Today||Art||Thringstone Methodist Hall|
|Today||Fun Choir||Meeting||Methodist Hall, Thringstone|
|Today||Canasta||Howe Court, Whitwick|
|Tomorrow||Lunch Club||Charnwood Arms (Hungry Horse)||Beveridge Lane|
|Tomorrow||Digital Photography||VideoPad - a final look||Thringstone Methodist Hall|
|Tomorrow||French - group 1||Member's House|
|Tomorrow||Music Appreciation||Capriccio Ensemble Quintet||Emmanuel Church, Loughborough|
|Tomorrow||Beginners Bridge||Member's House|
|Fri Feb 21st||Film||Judy||Century Theatre|
|Fri Feb 21st||General Meeting||Talk - History of Palitoy & Cascelloid||Broomleys Church Hall|
|Mon Feb 24th||Spanish - group 1||Charles Booth Centre (Thringstone)|
|Mon Feb 24th||Short Mat Bowls||Coalville Bowls Clubhouse|
|Mon Feb 24th||German||Whitwick Methodist Church|
|Mon Feb 24th||History||Thringstone names||Thringstone Methodist Hall|
|Mon Feb 24th||Curling||Charles Booth Centre (Thringstone)|
|Tue Feb 25th||Spanish - group 2||Member's House|
|Tue Feb 25th||Smartphone||Charles Booth Centre (Thringstone)|
|Tue Feb 25th||Needles and Pins||Member's House|
|Tue Feb 25th||Curry Club||The Himalayan Inn||Loughborough|
|Tue Feb 25th||French - group 2||Charles Booth Centre (Thringstone)|
|Tue Feb 25th||Bridge||Member's House|
New groups etc.
Discussion Do you enjoy having friends to talk with? Are you a good listener? You probably have your own points of view amassed over years of experience. Good conversation is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after! And, social interaction is very good for our well-being. So, have you thought about joining the Discussion Group? The group has been on a summer break but now is the time to re-form it. Dates and time are 'up for discussion' and maybe even the venue, too. If you are interested, please contact 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 with a maximum of three members to a course. Please contact: Richard, , to register your interest.
For more information on the whole range of interest groups, including their meeting arrangements, please look at the Groups page.
Pictures are posted from February event for 5milers and Ramblers, for the Christmas General Meeting, recent pictures from the Digital Photography Group, and pictures of the December events for Quiz group and Sunday Lunch.
Items of Interest
Regional Trustee Newsletter is available 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.
18th March - Leicester University - Public talks and demos for Brain Awareness Week. More details and booking info on their website
Forthcoming monthly meetings (click on underlined dates for more detail)
|21 Feb 20||Speaker Bob Brechin - The history and products of Palitoy and Cascelloid. CHANGED|
|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|