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 university. 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.
|That's not near here! Days Out June 2019. More pictures here|
|History group, July 2019. More pictures here|
|Garden group visiting a garden in Groby, August 2019. More pictures here|
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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.
Bookings are now being taken for the 2020 Walking Holiday. 4 nights from Mon 5th Oct in Church Stretton, Shropshire. Please see the Walking Holiday page for more details.
|Mon Oct 21st||German||Charles Booth Centre (Thringstone)||Click here|
|Mon Oct 21st||Spanish - group 1||Charles Booth Centre (Thringstone)||Click here|
|Mon Oct 21st||Striders||Led by Andrea||Staunton Harold / Melbourne area||Click here|
|Mon Oct 21st||Family History||10.00 am to noon||Coalville Library||Click here|
|Mon Oct 21st||Short Mat Bowls||Coalville Bowls Clubhouse||Click here|
|Tue Oct 22nd||Curry Club||Dawaat||Barlestone||Click here|
|Tue Oct 22nd||Spanish - group 2||Member's House||Click here|
|Tue Oct 22nd||Bridge||Member's House||Click here|
|Tue Oct 22nd||Needles and Pins||Member's House||Click here|
|Tue Oct 22nd||French - group 2||Charles Booth Centre (Thringstone)||Click here|
|Wed Oct 23rd||Quiz Group||Member's House||Click here|
|Wed Oct 23rd||Fun Choir||Choir meeting||Thringstone Methodist Hall||Click here|
|Wed Oct 23rd||Canasta||Howe Court, Whitwick||Click here|
|Thu Oct 24th||French - group 1||Member's House||Click here|
|Thu Oct 24th||Beginners Bridge||Member's House||Click here|
|Thu Oct 24th||Papercraft||Ideas for Christmas||Thringstone Methodist Hall||Click here|
|Thu Oct 24th||SWANS||Led by Linda||Hough Mill, Swannington||Click here|
New groups etc.
A second Time to Remember Course is now planned for the Autumn. If you are interested then email Lynne,
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: 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
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.
Forthcoming monthly meetings (click on underlined dates for more detail)
|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|