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 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.
COVID19 (CORONA VIRUS)
General Meetings have resumed on an in-person basis. There is a limit on the numbers that can be accommodated and hence it is necessary to book in advance. Booking is open between Nov 1st and Nov 18th inclusive, and you can do so online here, or by contacting the Membership Secreatary
Most groups are running. Please consult the forthcoming activities list below, or see individual group pages for details.
Update for November was emailed on 23rd October. 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.
Various items of information including a video of the March GM talk on Cyber-awareness, Fraud and Scams can be found via this page.
Help for those in Isolation / vulnerable in Whitwick
Guides for online security and related topics can be found on the links page
|Garden Group, September 2021. More pictures on their page|
|Discovering Dishes, July 2021. More pictures on their page|
|Ramblers, October 2021. More pictures on their page|
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|Today||Curry Club||Taste of Thai||Ashby|
|Today||Needles and Pins||Member's house|
|Today||French - group 2||Zoom|
|Tomorrow||Quiz Group||Member's house|
|Thu Oct 28th||French - group 1||Member's house|
|Thu Oct 28th||SWANS||Led by Christine and S||Sense Valley Park|
|Mon Nov 1st||Bridge||Member's house|
|Mon Nov 1st||Spanish - group 1||Charles Booth Centre|
|Mon Nov 1st||Curling||Charles Booth Centre|
|Mon Nov 1st||Short Mat Bowls||Coalville Town Bowls Club|
Recent pictures are posted for October 5 milers, Ramblers, fromSeptember for SWANS, Striders, Summer Saunters, Strollers, from August for Gardens,and Digital Photography Group, and from J uly for Discovering Dishes.
Items of Interest
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)
Physical meetings resume in October - advance booking essential.
|19 Mar 21||Speaker Samantha Hancock - Cyber-awareness, Fraud and Scams|
|16 Apr 21||Speaker Kath Reynolds - Didn't We Have a Lovely Time?|
|21 May 21||AGM then Speaker Sue Garside - Lifestyle medicine|
|18 Jun 21||Speaker Elaine Clifford - Hearing matters|
|16 Jul 21||Speaker Helen Reid - A fair cop: A history of British policewomen|
|20 Aug 21||Speaker Brad Ashton - The Job of a Laughtime|
|17 Sep 21||Speaker John Hope - Time through the Ages|
|15 Oct 21||Speaker John Whitehead - Churchill|
|19 Nov 21||Speaker Sandy Leong - Black cats, new moons and ladders: Origins of superstitions|
|17 Dec 21||Performance Fool's Gold Christmas Show|
|21 Jan 22||Speaker Mike Moore - The History of Aviation|
|18 Feb 22||Speaker Dr Iain Hambling - T G Green & Co Pottery|
|18 Mar 22||Speaker Alan Gray M.B.E. - 'You cannot be serious': Tales of a Wimbledon umpire 1988- 2012|
|8 Apr 22||Speaker Stuart Warburton - 100 years of Cycling|
|16 Sep 22||Speaker Mike Storr - Masters of Mirth|
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| ||Our U3A received grants from the Big Lottery Fund in 2010 and 2013|