Bulletin 211112

Chichester u3a - Bulletin

Dear #FAM,

Your membership number is #MEMNO.

Local Events

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, November 18th at 2:00pm
at The Assembly Rooms on North St.

It was very heartening to see so many of you at The Assembly Rooms for our September presentation on opera last month; all spaces were full and we do hope that a permanent return to face to face meetings will eventually become the norm. However, in order to accommodate the current climate of uncertainty, we are continuing to book a mixture of Zoom and face to face talk.

This month’s talk will be face to face, once again at The Assembly Rooms.  Our speaker is Andy Bustin, a native of Chichester, who has had a fascinating career as a TV and film extra. He will talk about his life, giving an insight into the making of TV adverts, Eastenders, Holby City, Midsomer Murders and maybe others.

Even if we have not seen them, it promises to be a fascinating peek behind the scenes of the production of these programmes and adverts.  

More details will be sent via email at the weekend but if you would like to book your place you can register via this link Meeting Registration

Maureen Doyle
u3a Chichester Chair

Coffee Morning

COFFEE MORNINGS December 2021 and onward  

We had a very successful reunion at the Bar & Grill upstairs in the Minerva Theatre last week and we are delighted to tell you that our Coffee Mornings will continue at this venue on the 1st Tuesday of every month from 10am to 12 noon.

We understand that some of our members remain nervous of meeting indoors but we feel that the Bar & Grill is spacious enough to allow suitable distancing; there are plenty of sanitising stations and the catering staff are very aware of the restrictions.

Please join us on 7th December and into the New Year. Put 10am on the first Tuesday of every month into your diaries so you recognise this as one of the opportunities to meet up regularly with your friends from the u3a and also the chance to meet new people. It is also an opportunity to keep up with news and events as they may happen and there will always be someone from the committee to welcome you and who will be able to answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you.

Next Quiz

Tuesday, November 16th at 7:30pm on Zoom

The next quiz will be held on Zoom, as always on the third Tuesday of the month.  It is held online by popular request, with a view to returning to a hall next year. As they are proving popular can you please register beforehand.

To confirm your attendance contact the Quiz Organiser

New Members’ Meetings

An Invitation

We have been running a series of New Members’ Meetings over the past two months that have been very well received. The aim is to give these members  information about the u3a movement in general, about Chichester u3a in particular, and how to make the most of belonging to our organisation.

These meetings are continuing once a month from now on, and although they are aimed particularly at those who have joined over the last two years, we would also be happy to welcome members who have been part of our u3a for a longer period of time. We will have present a representative from the Groups team, who can give up to date information about our Group activities, as well as other Committee members to talk about other aspects of our u3a.

We meet in groups of no more than 10 in a central Chichester café and our meetings usually last between one and one-and-a-half hours. The next dates are Monday, 6th December at 11am and Monday 10th January at 11am. We will be adding more dates soon.

If you would like to join us, please contact Jill, our vice chair, here.

Group News

Local History Group

Are you interested in Local History?

We have had a very successful Local History group for some years, but the group leader has decided to retire, so we need to talk about the way forward.  If you are interested in joining such a group, please come to the next Coffee Morning at the Minerva Bar and Grill on Tuesday 7 December at 10:00 and join in the discussion.  

Regional and National u3a

  • To find out what the Third Age Trust is offering, click here. Among the items on offer in the next few weeks are Ancient Civilisations of the Americas, Laughter Yoga, the Spanish Armada, Astronomy, Exploring World Faiths, Genealogy, Geology (sedimentary rocks), and a Christmas Vegetarian Cookery Demonstration.  There is also a Surgery on Table Tennis.
    The latest additions were National Kindertransport Day (December 2nd), a talk by a Holocaust Survivor, and Christians, Jews, the Holocaust (one family’s experience).
    Nothing new this week, it seems.
  • The Events page for the Sussex U3A Network is here. The next zoom meeting will be on December 11th, and the topic will be ‘Christmas – A Festive History‘.
  • The next WSRO zoom talk (the talks are listed on the SUN website here) is on Tuesday, November 30th, and is called ‘Transatlantic Ties: American History in West Sussex‘. Price £5.

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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.