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Our many thanks to all those who attended the adjourned AGM on 21st June and our apologies to all those that could not get in due to fire regulations limiting the attendance to 180 people.I am pleased to report that your new Committee were all appointed and now comprises:
Andrew Walker – Chair
Wendy Andrews – Vice Chair
Chris Waller -Treasurer
Jane Church – Secretary
All the Committee will make themselves known to you over the coming weeks and will either be attending our monthly coffee mornings or monthly meeting. Please ask anyone of them if you have any burning needs, wants or wishes that they can be of help with.
Andrew Walker – Chair
- Next Strummers meeting Ukulele group: all abilities, beginners welcome, singers also welcome. Next meeting Monday 25th June, from 12:00 to 13:30 or 14:00. In the Hole in the Wall public house, adjacent to Marks and Spencers carpark. Easy access through garden. No fee to join – just buy a drink, tea, coffee or stay for lunch – up to you. Bring ukulele if you have one. Bring music if you have some you like. Contact here for more details.
This group currently has vacancies and meets on the 4th Friday morning each month. For further details contact the groups team.
This group currently has vacancies and meets twice a month on a Friday morning. For further details contact the groups team.
Further information on all groups is shown on the website. Contact the Groups Team for group leader information
Trip to the hidden battle fields of WW1 with Bognor U3A
From October 4th
. As the anniversary of the end of WW1 approaches we are making our last five day visit to the battlefields of northern France and southern Belgium. Among the various places we shall visit are the British Cemetery at Lijssenthoek were the only woman is buried, the Trench of Death at Dixmuide, Vladso German cemetery and the statue of the grieving parents. Then to Pervyse and the Advanced Dressing Station run by Mairi Chisholm and Elsie Knocker. Time in the Ypres Salient and at the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in the evening and finally to Mons where it all started in 1914 and ended at more or less the same place four years later. Just time to visit Lille to shop, hurrah, or the look at the new city built around the Eurostar link. We will be staying at a Best Western hotel in Mouscron, coach, guide and all meals [except lunch] are all included in the price, £559 [SPS: £99] Booking forms from Iain Palôt here
, or at 443 Chichester Road, Bognor Regis, PO215DS [for SAE]
Vineyard Tour, Stopham, near Pulborough 2.00 pm, Saturday 1st September
(organised by the Arun East Out and About Group)
This attractive vineyard is set on the South Downs (1.5 miles west of Pulborough Station) and produces excellent quality still and sparkling wines.
One of the partners will conduct you around the estate and there is ample opportunity to sample the wines and ask questions.
The cost is £12 per person to secure your booking which is on a first-come first-served basis. This cost is based on 30 of us attending although it could rise to £25 if fewer attend. If the trip is cancelled, you will receive a full refund.
To book, please provide your 1) U3A name 2) membership number 3) email address 4) telephone number 5) whether you wish to pay Arun East U3A by bank transfer (preferred) or cheque
and 6) please state whether you would like a lift or can offer a lift/s and share the fuel cost – this would be most appreciated. We will do our best to match up drivers and passengers.
Please contact Chris Constable – here or (01903) 205 664
National U3A Study Days
- Wednesday, September 19th, 11:00 to 16:00 BST, at Westminster Cathedral Hall. Jazz Study Day with Alan Barnes. The first half, in the morning, will be the informative part, the afternoon session will be a concert performance by Alan and his octet. Cost £20 per person.
- New Thursday, September 20th, 10:30 to 17:15, at the Bristol Science Centre. Five Senses? You may have Thirty-Three! The day will include welcome refreshments, introductory talk, two workshops, a show and full admission to the venue with two floors of exhibits. Cost £20 per person.
For further details, and to book, click on the links above or on educational events at the U3A HQ website.
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