Dear Chichester u3a member,
- Annual General Meeting INFO ABOUT PROXY VOTING FORMS
- Coffee Morning NEXT TUESDAY
- Groups News LOTS OF NEW INFO!!!
- Your Favourite Walks NEW!!!
- Photography Competition WHO WON IN APRIL???
- National U3A and Sussex U3A Network – NEW INFO
Annual General Meeting
We are planning to run the AGM on 20th May as a Zoom virtual meeting once again. If you wish to attend you will need to download Zoom onto your computer (this is dead easy – see the guidance notes). We will be able to have all members attend the internet meeting this year, and live voting will be possible. Members unwilling or unable to attend the Zoom meeting will be able to cast their votes in advance by proxy: proxy voting forms can be found on the website (see below). Here is the timetable:
- Nominations for the committee roles obtained by April 23rd
- All papers and proxy voting forms will be distributed by May 3rd
- The deadline for returning proxy voting forms will be May 13th.
A password-protected web page for the AGM has been set up, now including a link to the proxy voting form. The web address and password will be given in the email version of this Bulletin and in a separate email sent to members by the Hon. Secretary.
The following documents have been placed on the website:
- 2020 AGM Minutes
- 2021 AGM Agenda
- Chair’s Report
- Treasurer’s Report
- Balance Sheet & Statement of Assets and Liabilities
- Proposed changes to the constitution
- Committee nomination form (must be returned by April 23rd)
- Proxy voting forms have now been added to the website and will also be sent to members with no email address by May 3rd. If you plan to vote by proxy you will need to return the completed form by 13th May 2021 either by post to The Secretary, Chichester U3A, Box 809, Mailboxes etc, 26 The Hornet, Chichester PO19 7BB or by email.
As last year, if you have any questions you would like to put to the Committee please submit by post or email to be received by the Secretary by 14th May 2020. You can send your question by post to The Secretary, U3A Chichester, Box 809, Mailboxes Etc., 26 The Hornet, CHICHESTER, PO19 7BB, or through email by using the form below.
To contact the Hon Secretary, click here.
May Coffee Morning
Coffee Morning Tuesday 4th May 10am on Zoom
Hurrah, it’s our 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 here (still the Treasurer) so that we know how many rooms to set up.
If you are a new(ish) member, please contact us so we can welcome you, find out about how you would like to participate with the u3a, and introduce you to others.
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.
Your Favourite Walks
Thank you very much to those of you who have already contributed to this section. You can see the collection of our walks here. If you have a walk that you could send to us please use this form
Arundel to Amberley
A linear walk combined with public transport somehow seems more of an adventure than the usual circular, but does require a bit of planning with your timetable apps. This is a 5½ mile easy walk generally following the course of the River Arun but with woodland, villages and meadows taking you away from the riverbank at times. You will get the classic views of Arundel for the first part and later the South Downs ahead of you. Trains back from Amberley run approx. hourly, and there is a riverside café and a pub near the station to help fill in any waiting time.
The walking correspondent of the Times put this at No.1 in his feature article of top 20 most uplifting winter routes in the UK (26 December 2020). I am sure it is just as good in other seasons!
Start at Arundel Station (BN18 9PH, OS ref TQ 024064).
The Walk. Go left to A27 roundabout, right to riverbank, right onto Monarch’s Way. In ½ mile turn right to cross railway, immediately left along path beside railway for ½ mile, then right to road. Dog leg right/left into woods and after another ½ mile cross road and follow path to Burpham. Beyond the George Inn take the riverside path north. In 1½ miles, opposite South Stoke church, go right via North Stoke to riverbank opposite Houghton and then right to the station.
April Photography Competition
THE WINNER OF THIS MONTH’S PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
The Winner of this month’s Photo competition is Miriam Knight with her adorable picture called “Free Ride”. A charming wildlife picture of three cygnets nestled on the back of their mother.
As always there are no prizes, but just the glory of winning. Congratulations Miriam.
The subject of the May Photography Competition is :
This month we would like you to have free range in the choice of pictures you submit for the competition. That’s why it’s called “Anything Goes”. Something you have found unusual, something beautiful, something funny, something memorable, anything, in fact, you thought “I must take a photo of that”.
Link to submit your photos: HERE
You may submit photos from 18:00 this evening, April 30th until 23:59 on Wednesday May 19th. You will be able to vote from 18:00 Friday May 21st until 23:59 on Wednesday, May 26th, and the winner’s name will be announced in the Bulletin on May 28th.
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 .