Bulletin 211015

Chichester u3a - Bulletin

Passing the Baton

A Message from David

After having produced the Bulletin for a considerable time – under three chairpersons and a protracted interregnum – I have finally succeeded in resigning.
I would like to thank all of you – the readers, the contributors, the committee members, group leaders and technical staff – and those who respond to the bulletin – for leaving me feeling that the time was well-spent and rewarding.
I’m sure you will support my lucky successor, Miriam, as you did me, as she leads the bulletin into a new age.
Best wishes and many thanks
David Rees

A Note from Miriam

Although David is pulling back from active duty as bulletin editor, he will still keep his hand in as a contributor, advisor and mentor. We are all grateful for his dedicated work. It will take a team to fill his shoes, so if you have experience in journalism, communications or graphic design – or even just an interest and want to dabble a bit, please contact Miriam at the bulletin

Next Monthly Meeting – October 21st by Zoom

Jenny Mallin – A Grandmother’s Legacy

Jenny’s career has been the culmination of several instinctive paths in her life which have led her to enjoying being an author and now a public speaker.  With almost thirty trips to India over the past thirty years, she has explored and uncovered the history of her ancestors and their interesting path. 

Jenny is certainly a very able speaker as well as an accomplished authoress of a prestigious award for ‘Best Cook Book of the Year” 2017. A fitting reward to have recognition for a book that she had written and published herself.  She is a wonderfully engaging lady to listen to and has many different talks in her repertoire, she is a truly inspirational speaker.

An email with the Zoom link will be sent out to members before the meeting.


New Groups Forming

Do you play Mah-jongg?

If you enjoy a game of Mah-Jongg and would like to play in Chichester, please contact the Groups co-ordinator.     

Would you like to improve your Italian?

Our current successful Italian Conversation group is full, but we are hoping to start another one.  So, if you already speak some Italian but need more practice, please contact the Groups co-ordinator.

Other Group News

  • Wanted – More Book Groups!
  • Boxgrove Bridge Group
  • Crosswording for Fun
  • Calling All Bird-watchers! 

Details here on the website

Christmas Lunch

12:00, Wednesday, 15th December
Restaurant 64, Chichester College

We will start taking bookings for the Christmas lunch in a few weeks’ time, and this will be announced in the Bulletin. You may view details and the menu here on our website.

U3A Regional and National

  • To find out what the Third Age Trust is offering, click here. Among the items on offer in the next few weeks are COP26, Ancient Civilisations of the Americas, The Numbers you Eat (how some numbers feature repeatedly in living plants), The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (National Army Museum), and Maths.
    Latest additions are a Crochet Workshp, and talks on the Spanish Armada and Astronomy.
  • The Events page for the Sussex U3A Network is here. The next zoom meeting will be on November 20th, and the topic will be ‘Lewes and Bonfire Night’.
  • The next WSRO zoom talk (the talks are listed on the SUN website here) is on Tuesday, October 26th, and is called ‘West Sussex in Photographs’. Price £5.

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Please send a message via the usual channels if you wish to have some item of U3A news put in the Bulletin. Likewise, if you have some constructive suggestions as to how to improve the Bulletin.
Best wishes, Miriam Knight and David Rees 

The Constitution of the Chichester U3A is available to  view  here, and its Terms of Use here.
Enquiries If you wish to write to the Chichester U3A, then the correspondence address is: U3A Chichester, Box 809, MailboxesEtc., 26 The Hornet, CHICHESTER, PO19 7BB  If there is an urgent matter that needs to be discussed then call 07460 109600, or contact the membership secretary.