February’s Monthly Meeting
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We had had to cancel Jennifer’s talk because the sound quality was just not good enough. We all know by now that Zoom for all its wonders is also a demanding technology. Everything has to be right to get a good picture and good sound. Music has particular problems and, even after a couple of rehearsals and much tweaking, patiently guided by Peter Hill, it wasn’t right. The difficulty is that the presenter can have no idea as to how the presentation is coming over and advice is at a distance. Peter kindly continued to help Jennifer the next day and the problems seem to be solved. That would enable us to have Jennifer back soon.
Would members prefer to have Jennifer back soon on Zoom or would you rather wait until it can be in person? She only lives in Gosport. Please let us have your views.
It is quite remarkable that Zoom has appeared out of nowhere to make lock-down a little more tolerable. We have now had eight Zoom talks here and no doubt members have tuned in to others elsewhere. There are so many free webinars and interesting blogs out there that can keep us very busy if we have the bravery to look and experiment. While we are pleased that 100 or so members tune into our talks – and that is actually the sort of number we used to get when “live” – it unfortunately leaves several hundred members out. Is there anything we can do about that?
We would like to hear from members who don’t tune in to the Zoom talks as well as those who do. We would like to help where we can, though it’s not easy with “social distancing” however. The digital world is rapidly taking over in many walks of life and it is really sad that so many people are left out.
Looking forward to hearing from you. Ann and Keith can be contacted here.
The next Monthly Meeting will be on Thursday March 18th
March 2021 Monthly Meeting on Zoom will take place at on 18/03/2021 at 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Martyn Bell’s talk will be on Art, poetry and Love in the 1930’s and 1940’s.
More details will be provided in the near future.
The Next U3A Quiz!
Your Favourite Walks
We now have the beginnings of a collection of these walks on the website here. We are inviting members to submit a description of a local walk which they have enjoyed personally and which might appeal to other members. If you have a favourite walk to contribute please send it to us using this form.
Chidham circular, 5 miles.
This is a mostly coastal walk, offering great views across Chichester Harbour. Parts can be muddy after wet weather, and the shore section is rocky and uneven in places.
The walk. Start at Cobnor Farm Amenity Car Park (PO18 8TD). Walk due east beside a field to the shoreline, then turn to the south and follow the shoreline for about 3 miles around Cobnor Point and up the west side of the peninsula on a combination of beach and embankment paths. Take the waymarked footpath to the right until you reach the lane. Turn right and wind your way along the lanes back to the carpark, passing ‘the Old House at Home’ – one happy day this will be open again for refreshments.
A shorter, more accessible version, available to blue badge holders only, is to park at the Sailing Club (PO18 8TE) and walk to Cobnor Point from there. The path is wide and flat, and just over a mile there and back.
VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
Now for the fun part. From 18.00 today, this evening until midnight on Wednesday 24th February is the time for casting your vote on the sunrise/sunset pictures in this months photo competition. No more than one vote, by U3A members only please. Vote HERE.
The winner will be announced next Friday 26th February.
You can view the current entries in the Photo Gallery HERE.
Would anyone like to either lecture or run a regular zoom group on photography for Chichester U3A? Or perhaps someone would like to give individual sessions on wildlife photography, composition, etc. If so, please contact us HERE.
Idea at 14:00 s from the National U3A
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