March Coffee Morning
MARCH COFFEE MORNING
Tuesday 2nd March at 10.00 am on Zoom
Come and join us at our next Coffee Morning next Tuesday.
We’ll be setting up Breakout Rooms again. You can choose to stay in the Main Room, visit the Groups Room, or take friends with you to a private room.
If you would like us to set up a private Breakout Room for your friends, please contact us (in this case the Treasurer in one of his other roles), using the drop-down form below, so that we know how many rooms to set up.Please click here to contact Zoom for Coffee Mornings (aka the Treasurer)
If you have any questions about the u3a, any ideas for new Groups, any suggestions for how we can get together as the lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted, please come to the Coffee Morning and chat with us. If you’re feeling a bit down in the dumps, a good natter with other members will lift your spirits.
Look forward to seeing you next Tuesday – contact us here if you have any questions.
Chair, Chichester u3a
March Monthly Quiz
THE NEXT U3A QUIZ
The next U3A quiz will be on Tuesday 16th March at 19.30
We need to keep numbers manageable, so the number of attendees will be limited to 20. You can enter singly or with the person with whom you are in isolation! We will take names on a first come, first served basis, so if you would like to join us please email Desbina giving your name(s) and I’ll get back to you with confirmation of your booking.
We will admit attendees from the Zoom Waiting Room in time for a 7.30pm start. There will be 5 rounds of 10 questions each.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Hope you’re all keeping well
March Monthly Meeting
MARCH MONTHLY MEETING
Thursday 18th March at 14.00 am on Zoom
The Garman children were all born in Walsall, in the West Midlands to middle- class parents – Dr Walter Garman (the Town’s Medical Superintendent) and his wife Marjorie Garman.
However, their eldest son Douglas’s time at Cambridge and eldest daughter Kathleen’s move to Art School in Chelsea led to a chain of events and connections which resulted in most of the family, including mother Marjorie, relocating to the Chichester area.
Martyn Bell was born in Brighton in 1945. Now retired, he has served as a local Councillor in Chichester since 2007 and was Mayor of Chichester 2018/19.
A student at the University of Lyon in the early 1960’s , he is a former Chairman of the ‘Friends of Chartres’ Twinning Association and the Oxmarket Centre of Arts and also a Co-Founder and Trustee of the ‘Secret WW2 Learning Network (www.secret-ww2.net) which specialises in the history of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) and the French Resistance.
Involvement in the organisations above sparked Martyn’s interest in Peggy Guggenheim and in turn the Garman family
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.
THE WINNER OF THIS MONTH’S PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
The Winner of this month’s Photo competition is Tony Lord with his dramatic picture of a solitary paddle boarder paddling home, with the backdrop of a stunning sunset.
As always there are no prizes, but just the glory of winning. Congratulations Tony.
The subject of the March Photography Competition is :
FOOD AND DRINK
A wide subject dear to our hearts and open to many interpretations. Meals we love, comforting food and drink, fun food presentations, market stalls selling food, exotic drinks, just to give you a flavour of the possibilities.
You can submit your photos HERE.
If you haven’t found a way to enter your mobile phone photographs into the competitions , please try the following method. Let us know of any problems.
Entering photographs from a mobile phone into our competition
- The photo appears in the “photos” section on your phone.
- If you click on the photo a small box with an upwards pointing arrow appears (in my phone in the bottom left hand corner).
- Click on the box with the arrow and it then gives you a new page where you see the photo with a tick in the corner and the option to send it by message or mail and various other options. The one you want is “mail” which has a picture of an envelope.
- You click on the envelope and a mail page opens. The photo will automatically be attached to this email. Send the photo to your own email address.
- Open your emails on your computer. Find the email with the photo attached.
- Save the photo to a file on your computer.
- Go to the Chi u3a website, click on the “upload your photo”, fill in the form and it asks you to find the photo.
- Upload the photo from your file to the website.
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.
Apologies to anyone who experienced difficulties wth the telephone number in this month’s vote: the problem, like the telephone number, has now been eliminated.
Ideas from the National U3A
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