Good evening. Welcome to Whitwick & District U3A.
May we remind you that the next general meeting and talk is coming soon. 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.
This was held via Zoom on May 21st. A summary of the meeting and the relevant reports and Agenda can be found via the Member's Area.
COVID19 (CORONA VIRUS)
Until the situation allows and members are in favour of physical meetings, General Meetings will take place via Zoom.
Many groups are already running, and a number of others have plans to restart in the near future. Please consult the forthcoming activities list below, or see individual group pages for details.
Roundup covering what is currently happening in our U3A, was emailed on 14th June. 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
|Ramblers, May 2021. More pictures on their page|
|Strollers, May 2021. More pictures on their page|
|5 milers, June 2021. More pictures on their page|
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|Today||Spanish - group 1||Zoom|
|Today||Needles and Pins||We resume||Member's house|
|Today||French - group 2||Zoom|
|Thu Jun 24th||SWANS||Led by David||Donisthorpe Park|
|Thu Jun 24th||French - group 1||Zoom|
|Mon Jun 28th||German||Zoom|
|Mon Jun 28th||History||History walk||Grace Dieu|
|Tue Jun 29th||Spanish - group 1||Zoom|
|Tue Jun 29th||French - group 2||Zoom|
|Thu Jul 1st||Summer Saunters||Bagworth Heath Woods||Postcode LE67 1DL|
|Fri Jul 2nd||Ramblers||Led by Tony||Ticknall|
|Tue Jul 6th||5 milers||To be led by Pete||Thornton to Bagworth|
|Tue Jul 13th||Needles and Pins||Member's house|
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)
These will only resume as physical meetings when the restrictions relating to Covid 19 are relaxed
|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 - to be held on Zoom|
|16 Jul 21||Speaker Helen Reid - A fair cop: A history of British policewomen - to be held on Zoom|
|20 Aug 21||Speaker Dr Iain Hambling - T G Green & Co Pottery|
|17 Sep 21||Speaker Alan Gray M.B.E. - 'You cannot be serious': Tales of a Wimbledon umpire 1988- 2012|
|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|
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| ||Our U3A received grants from the Big Lottery Fund in 2010 and 2013|