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The Committee is sorry to announce that General Meetings and all group meetings are cancelled with immediate effect, until 1st July, when we will be able to assess the situation again. The Social planned for the end of March was also cancelled. Please go to our Welcome Page to see a list of items added to the website to help you through this 'lockdown', and also visit the Newsletters Page to see the latest online Newsletter. Stay Safe!
Looking for Reliable Tradesmen
You will all, I suspect, have a number of those magazines which pop through our letter boxes every month. The ones I am referring to are those with names like 'On Your Doorstep', 'Door to Door' or 'Hessle Villages'. They are all full of advertisements and useful telephone numbers of local tradesmen. However how do we know that they are reliable? I know that I asked one of them to give me a price for creating some steps from a paved area to a raised area of garden. The man duly arrived and looked at the job and said that he would leave a price for me through the letter box. I am still waiting and that was three years ago.
So I have asked around and found that one of our members was inconvenienced one Saturday morning when the only toilet in her house decided to stop working. She checked one of these magazines and chose a plumber who was advertising there and he made her the first call of the day and did a very satisfactory job at a reasonable price.
It occurred to me that it might be a good idea to create a register of good reliable workmen that U3A members could call with some confidence. I have started the list with a few who I either have used and recommend or whose names have been passed to me from other U3A committee members. If you are aware of someone you feel should be added to the list please contact either me on 659852 or Steve Roberts who is compiling the on-line U3A News Letter on 659816.
Please click on this Tradesmen Link to view the current list. I would be pleased to add to the list at any time.
Proposed Exhibition of Awake members Art/Photography
Awake is holding an Open Exhibition of U3A’ers art & photography work. It will be held at next month’s February General Meeting in the Memorial Hall and is open to all members of AWAKE. Two pieces of art or photography can be submitted and should be mounted, named on the reverse and ready for display. Please bring your work to the Roberts residence, 18, Ellerker Rise, Willerby, HU10 6EY on 15th,16th or 17th of February 2020 (if delivery is a problem ring Denise/Steve and we can arrange to pick them up). We can then plan the display for the following Wednesday. Any questions please contact Denise Roberts 659816
Ready Steady Read volunteers
Can you help?
We have been asked if anyone can spare two hours a week to help children read in schools. If you are interested contact Sue McPhee (652766), or see the notice board at the General Meeting for further information.
2019 Annual General Meeting, 19th June
The AGM was a success with Sue McPhee elected as our new Chair for 2 years, the outgoing Chair, Chris Watson now becoming Vice Chair for the same period.
Chris Coates and Jan Thomas have stepped down from the committee and we now have two new committee members in Les Holmes and Steve Clark. Francis Davies has relinquished the position of Vice Chair but is still a member of the committee. The afternoon concluded with tea & cakes for all.
Please check the separate sheet in the Newsletter for details of the 10% club organised by Sue McPhee on behalf of all members. This lists all of the shops willing to participate, and we hope you are all taking advantage of this offer. Just show your U3A membership card at the participating shops (details published in recent Newsletters) to receive the discount.
Newsletter and Website
The next issue of the bi-monthly newsletter, AWAKEN, will be published at the relevant monthly meeting.
Please let everyone know about your group's activities by sending contributions and photographs for the next newsletter and website by sending them to Steve Roberts, Newsletter Editor with copies to Chris Moody, Website Manager and Sue McPhee, Interest Group Coordinator or click the Contact page here to get in touch. The deadline for submissions to the next edition of AWAKEN will be the 2nd Wed of the Month for January, March, May, July, September & November, but contributions for the website and any future editions of the newsletter are welcome at any time.
Please note that as from March 2019 all of the U3A equipment (Projector, screen, laptop etc.) will be stored by Greg Lamb. If you require equipment please contact Greg on 659778 to arrange pick up, but please try to give him as much notice as possible.
WRITE AN ARTICLE FOR AWAKEN and WIN £20!
Write an article for AWAKEN and win £20. Your article will appear under the title ‘IN MY OWN WRITE.’ What we are looking for is a reflective, interesting, amusing or opinion piece rather than a purely informative article. The content can be light hearted or serious but it must be suitable for the AWAKEN readership. Your article must be approx. 450 words long (one side of A5). Avoid religion, politics and too many exclamation marks!!! Include your Name and Membership no.
Contributions should be sent to Steve Roberts or on paper copy to 18, Ellerker Rise, Well Lane, Willerby HU10 6EY
Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.