Dear Chichester u3a member,
- Annual General Meeting Various amendments – please read, especially bits in red!!!
- … and after the AGM a tour of South Africa!!!!
- May Quiz NEXT TUESDAY!!!!
- Groups News MORE NEW INFO!!!
- Casting Call for the Great British Sewing Bee YOUR CHANCE OF FAME
- Your Favourite Walks
- Photography Competition “ANYTHING GOES” IN MAY COMPETITION!!!
- National U3A and Sussex U3A Network – NEW INFO
Annual General Meeting
N.B. In order to vote, each member will need to be on an individual device.
We are planning to run the AGM on Thursday, 20th May starting at 2.00pm 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 distributed by May 3rd
- The deadline for returning proxy voting forms is 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 has been given 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.
… after the AGM
We would like to take you on a brief photographic journey through
Surprising South Africa
Chichester u3a has been at the forefront of “zooming”. We have had lectures, coffee mornings, some groups have even managed to run on zoom. Now we have the Second AGM on zoom.
We are blessed with very talented technical members who have enable this to happen and it has proved so beneficial to us during the “Lockdowns”
So in this pioneering spirit, after the serious business of the AGM, we are going to attempt an experiment with something we have never done before, and show a specially produced audio visual DVD, by members for members. Please do come along and support us with the AGM, then sit back and enjoy the stunning country that is South Africa.
Just in case you have forgotten, this will be on Thursday, 20th May at 14:00
May Quiz – next Tuesday!
The next quiz will be on Tuesday, May 11th, at 7:30PM
QUIZZING on Zoom:
Huge thanks and appreciation to Desbina Antoniou who has just retired as our Quizmaster
For many months Desbina has been Quizmaster at our monthly Zoom Quizzes, which have been enjoyed by all attendees. Not only did she set thought-provoking questions but she also ran the quiz and dealt with her occasionally overenthusiastic audience with good humour and fairness. She has now decided to take a well-deserved break until we are able to meet again in person to continue our quizzing with a nice pub meal.
We are always looking for volunteers to find things to keep us amused and to exercise our brains with a new social event or activity and to this end we give a warm welcome to Nigel Miller who has quickly stepped up to the challenge and who will be our new Quizmaster at 7.30 pm on the third Tuesday of every month – except in May, when the Quiz will be held on Tuesday 11th May.
Nigel will continue with a similar format of 5 rounds of 10 questions, occasionally including a picture round. If you would like to participate, please contact Nigel here and he will email confirmation of your booking, which will be taken on a first come first served basis. He will admit you from the Zoom waiting room in time for a prompt 7.30pm start.
Do You Want to Be on National TV?
Applications Close: 11.59am on Monday 24th May 2021
They would be more than happy to answer any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
May Photography Competition
The subject of our May photo competition
has brought forth some stunning photographs. “Anything Goes” has fired your imagination. It’s great to see and your photos enhance our new bright web site.
Did you know that you can submit as many photographs as you wish? So do share them with us.
To submit your entries,
- 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”
- or click to submit your photos HERE
- either way, just fill in the short form that comes up, attach your photo, and click send. It will appear in the Gallery shortly.
You may submit photos 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 .