Selby

Welcome to Selby U3A

Welcome! If you are reading this it means that you are someone with an active mind and the desire to do something with your time now that you are retired. So you are just the sort of person that Selby U3A needs. Whether your interest is Astronomy, Singing or visits to historic sites, we have something for you. And if we don't, get a few friends together and start your own group. It's easy, and you will always find support. We currently have 20 Groups with leaders and several potential groups in which members have expressed an interest.

General meetings take place in Selby Town Hall normally on the first Wednesday of every month. This is where we meet, listen to a guest speaker, meet friends over a coffee and discuss the interest groups. Recent speakers have talked about owning a jet bomber, being a young farmer, and the importance of fair trade; as you can see we have wide ranging interests which reflect our members' wide ranging experiences.

Group meetings happen when and where the members of the group decide. Large groups tend to meet in church halls and libraries, small groups in members' homes, the decision is entirely down to the members.

Come and join us, we are living, laughing and learning together, and having a lot of fun doing it!

BREAKING NEWS

The executive committee are aware that some members expressed an interest in digital photography. To try to start up a digital photography group we are having a competition to find a new photograph to head up the website. There will be a small prize of a £15 Amazon Voucher to the winning photographer. All members are invited to submit an entry for judging at the December Anniversary Event. The rules of the event are set out below.

1 The theme of the competition is any aspect of Selby Abbey

2 Photographs should be in digital jpeg form

3 Entries should be submitted by email before Monday 13th November 2017 to Edwin Bonner.

4 Judging will take place at the anniversary event in December by Canon J Weetman from the Abbey and others.

5. Members of the executive committee may submit entries but they will not be judged for the prize.

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APPEAL FOR PRIZES

We have decided to have a tombola at the Anniversary Event. Please could members donate prizes. They only have to be small inexpensive items. Could you bring them to the November Monthly meeting. Thank you on behalf of the Committee.

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A beginners French Conversation Group has also been formed. Please contact the Group Coordinator if you are interested in joining this group

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Work starts on new allotment Allotment.   Fruits of labour
Work has started on the new Westfield allotments on Westbourne Road. Any help that can be provided in the form of tools i.e. scythe, sickles, strimmers etc and bodies to go with them would be appreciated.

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FUTURE EVENTS

13/12/2017 10.00 Town Hall Second Anniversary Event
03/01/2018 10.00 Town Hall An Oasis in the City. Friends of York Cemetery
07/02/2018 10.00 Town Hall Annual General Meeting
07/03/2018 10.00 Town Hall Perambulator. A day in the life of a Victorian nanny

PLEASE NOTE THAT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS ARE HELD THIRD WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 10.00 IN SELBY BOWLING CLUB. PLEASE GIVE ONE WEEKS NOTICE IF YOU WISH TO OBSERVE

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