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Whitwick & District U3A

Registered Charity No. 1181238

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Saturday, 21 May 2022

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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.

General Meetings have resumed on an in-person basis. There is now no need to book in advance.

AGM 2022 This will be held at 2.00 pm on May20th. The formal notice, agenda, reports and accounts can be found via the Members Area.

Recent events

walkers standing amid trees
5 milers, April 2022. More pictures on their page
Five cooks in a kitchen
Discovering Dishes, April 2022. More pictures on their page
Walkers standing near Donnington Manor House
Ramblers, April 2022. More pictures on their page

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Forthcoming Activities Items coming up soon. Show the next days

Date Group Event Where
Mon May 23rdSpanish - group 1Charles Booth Centre
Mon May 23rdGermanZoom
Mon May 23rdBridgeMember's house
Mon May 23rdCurlingCharles Booth Centre
Tue May 24thFrench - group 2Bagworth Community Centre
Tue May 24thCurry ClubChilli 'n SpiceSwannington
Tue May 24thBadmintonCharles Booth Centre
Tue May 24thSmartphone11.00 am to NoonCharles Booth Centre
Wed May 25thCanastaHowe Court, Whitwick
Wed May 25thFun ChoirThringstone Members Club 10:30-12:30
Wed May 25thQuiz GroupMember's house
Thu May 26thFrench - group 1Member's house
Thu May 26thSWANSLed by Linda and LyndaBeacon Hill
Thu May 26thAfternoon TeaFrom 2.30 pmCattows Farm

Updated Information

Recent pictures are posted from May for Saunters, Ramblers, Gardens, April for Discovering Dishes, Walking holidays, SWANS, 5 milers, Days Out and Digital Photography Group, and from March for Striders and Strollers.

For a full list of recent updates see here, or you can choose to get notified by e-mail using the notify page in the members area.

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Forthcoming monthly meetings (click on underlined dates for more detail as a pop-up)

20 May 22 AGM with performance by U3A Fun Choir
17 Jun 22 Speaker Kevin Reynolds - Dispelling the Myths: An Introduction to Bats
15 Jul 22 Speaker Andy Smith - John, Paul, George and Me
19 Aug 22 Speaker Kath Reynolds - Food Glorious Food
16 Sep 22 Speaker Mike Storr - Masters of Mirth
21 Oct 22 Speaker Andy Smart - Their Names Will Live On
18 Nov 22 Speaker Bharat Patel - Behind the Headlines
16 Dec 22 Speaker Sandy Leong - Santa Claus & All Things Christmas
20 Jan 23 Speaker John Hope - If at First You Don't Succeed
17 Feb 23 Speaker Stuart Warburton - Confessions of A Snibston Curator
17 Mar 23 Speaker Chris Knight - My Olympic Dream
21 Apr 23 Speaker Emma Sheardown - There's No Such Word As Can't

Pictures of some other previous talks are here, and for other information on previous talks and speakers, click here.

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Our U3A received grants from the Big Lottery Fund in 2010 and 2013
Page content updated 17-5-22