Dear Chichester u3a member,
- Annual General Meeting ADVANCE NOTICE
- Plea for Help PLEASE READ
- Next April Quiz
- Groups News
- Your Favourite Walks NEW WALK
- Photography Competition LAST FEW DAYS
- 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
Plea for Help
I had problems with my emails last week, and I am sorry to say that two or three emails which arrived in my inbox have disappeared without trace. I saw that one was from a lady called Mary, who I subsequently emailed but haven’t yet received a reply. If you emailed me and haven’t yet heard from me PLEASE email me again from here and this time I will respond immediately.
Apologies, and I look forward to hearing from you.
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
Your Favourite Walks
Thank you very much to those of you who have already contributed to this section. 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.
The Chichester City Tree Trail
I discovered the Chichester City Tree Trail as a tourist before I moved to the area. If you live here and are not aware of it, I would strongly recommend that you give it a try! The trail guides you past 30 spectacular trees all lying within or just outside the City Walls. Each one is identified by a number plaque, and a leaflet gives brief information about their age, country of origin and botanical features. It is a short and easy distance of one and a half miles but given that you will probably wish to stop at each tree to read the notes, it can take a couple of hours – it is designed to be a leisurely sightseeing outing rather than a physical workout!
It is easy terrain, suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs (but no dogs allowed in parts) with plenty of options for refreshments en route.
The walk starts at the Market Cross. You go through the grounds of the Cathedral and County Hall, and then Bishop’s Palace Gardens, South-east quadrant , Jubilee Park and North Walls. Trees are selected for their impressive size or age such as the Giant Sequoia (27m, by far the tallest tree in central Chichester) and the Holm Oak (over 250 years old, the oldest tree in Chichester and apparently the widest trunk in Sussex) or for their rare or unusual features.
The leaflet includes a map and notes on each of the trees. It can be picked up at Tourist Information or downloaded https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/media/2183/chichester_city_treetrail.pdf
April Photography Competition
LAST CHANCE TO SUBMIT PHOTOGRAPHS FOR APRIL’S COMPETITIION
The last date for submissions for this month’s “Spring” photographic competition is 23.59 on Wednesday 21st April. So if you have been meaning to send that photo in, now is the time.
Did you know that you can submit as many photographs as you wish? So do share them with us.
To submit your entries, you can click HERE or go on to our Chichester Web Site (http://www.chichesteru3a.org.uk/) and you will see :
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.
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 .