Dear Chichester u3a member,
- Annual General Meeting Advance Notice
- Next April Quiz NEW!!!
- Groups News NEW INFO!!!
- April Monthly Meeting including invitation to Zoom chat afterwards
- Your Favourite Walks
- Photography Competition
- National U3A and Sussex U3A Network – NEW INFO
Annual General Meeting
Our AGM will be held on Thursday 20th May, once again as a virtual meeting. The documentation, proxy voting forms etc are currently being prepared. All will be available on the website and in paper form where appropriate.
Looking further ahead, if you can offer help to our current volunteers, so that we can restart all activities when existing restrictions allow, it would be very much appreciated. Please contact the Chair by clicking here in the next few days
Next April Quiz
The next U3A Quiz!
The next U3A quiz will be on Tuesday 27th April 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 the quiz organiser, 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
April Monthly Meeting
“New Orleans to New York” – a Zoom Talk with Roger Browne on Thursday, April 15th at 2 p.m.
I am really looking forward to our next Zoom Talk. Roger Browne describes himself as an actor, singer, speaker, musician, director, composer and writer, and I’m sure he is many other things as well.
His talk is entitled “New Orleans to New York” and it focuses on the links and influences between Jazz, born in New Orleans, and Musical Theatre, headquartered in New York. He writes: Many of the harmonies, chord sequences, and melodic structures used by the great American composers, for their theatrical creations, were inspired by the music of the jazz greats and many of the great tunes composed,, specifically for the stage, have become the basis for much of the jazz musician’s stock repertoire.
Roger’s talk will be illustrated with live examples on the piano and stories of the people, places and events along the way.
If you want relevant entertainment in the meantime, I urge you to look at his website – www.storiesbyroger.com.
Keith Tunstall, Speakers’ Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org. 07971 671274.
**Following the Monthly Talk we will again keep our Zoom Meeting open for members to have a chat, using break-out rooms. We will explain at the beginning of the session how the Breakout Rooms session will work. Do join in. Make new friends. It’s good fun!
Your Favourite Walks
With spring in the air (and paths a lot less muddy) I expect many more of you will be tempted to go out walking and we would love to receive your contributions! There are no fixed requirements for the walks we post, in fact the more variety the better and similarly please do not worry too much about the format as we can always adjust that as well as add things like maps if need be. You can see the beginnings of a collection of our walks here. If you have a walk that you could send to us please use this form.
Stoughton Down, Up Marden, North Marden and East Marden
This is a 7 mile circular walk on which you will come across magnificent views and 3 ancient churches in idyllic rural settings – Up Marden, North Marden and East Marden.
The terrain is hilly with a variety of fields, woodland, open downland and quiet lanes.
Start: Stoughton Down Car Park, east of Stoughton. GA 814126 OS Explorer 120. Nearest postcode is PO18 9JG, but this is a rural area so may not pinpoint the start with much precision.
The Walk: The detailed walking instructions, together with some information about the architecture and history of each of the churches, can be found here.
Shorter alternatives: There is a footpath that cuts across from Up Marden to East Marden. This means you could split the walk into two shorter circular ones of about 4 miles each. For the northern one there is space for parking by North Marden church.
April Photography Competition
As you know the subject of our Photo Competition this month is
The flowers are cheering us up, the birds are singing and busily building nests. On Monday we are allowed more freedom as everything opens up. No doubt you’ll be out and about, so take your camera or phone and snap a Spring photo and send it to us.
Did you know that you can submit as many photographs as you wish? So do share them with us.
Monthly Photo Competition
Follow the instruction “SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS”:
Just fill in the short form that comes up, attach your photo, and click send. It will appear on the website shortly. Please note that the Photo Competition now has a page to itself here, though it will also remain part of the Gallery for the foreseeable future.
National U3A and Sussex U3A Network
If there is an urgent matter that needs to be discussed then call 07460 109600, or contact the membership secretary .