Monthly Meetings

Monthly Meeting: Wednesday 19 December 2018 - 10.30am
Venue: Beccles Public Hall
Speaker: There is no speaker but plenty of Entertainment
Admission: Members Only £2 - Tickets available from the Public Hall Box Office

This is your opportunity to meet with other U3A members and to find out more about any of our interest Groups; members of the committee will be available to assist with any queries.

Monthly meetings take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month in The Public Hall in Smallgate, Beccles. Doors open at 9.45am and refreshments are served until 10.20am. The meeting is called to order at 10.30am when the Chairperson carries out any Business. This is followed by a Guest Speaker. For more information on the varied programme of talks please visit Monthly Talk

Monthly Meeting 21 November 2018

The Chair, Graham Jermyn opened the November monthly meeting by welcoming 115 members and guests and 6 new members who were introduced to the audience.

Graham thanked the members of the refreshment group who had supplied tea, coffee and biscuits to the meeting before going on to announce that tickets for the Christmas meeting on 19th December are now on sale at the Public Hall Ticket office for the price of £2. A ticket allows entry to a raffle as well as a seasonal buffet and entertainment.

The Beccles U3A news boards in the foyer of the Public Hall have been given a facelift and are well worth a look. The same has happened with the Events Board with a host of new trips organised for December and several months into 2019. If you fancy a trip somewhere before Christmas we have a trip to Elgoods Brewery in Lincolnshire for their open day on 1st December. There is also a trip to Ipswich on 5th December to visit their museums or do some Christmas shopping. Details are available on the website or ring Irene Squirrell on 01502 713622.

Following on the heels of Barry Darch, Ivan Crane, one of our Walking Group convenors has written a book containing 10 of his favourite walks in Norfolk and Suffolk.

The Vice Chair, Paul Gurbutt then provided some group information.

  • Computer Appreciation has a convenor and will be meeting on 1st Wednesday and 3rd Tuesday of each month.
  • English Country Dancing always welcomes new members - meeting at the Quaker Hall on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 1000-1200
  • Drawing and Painting 2 which meets at North Cove every 2 weeks on a Thursday is short of members and will have to close unless more join
  • The newly formed Archaeology group is looking for new members. If you can hold a trowel then you qualify! - contact Jim Savage, Membership Secretary

Monthly Talks
Wed 19 December 2018:- Christmas Meeting
Wed 16 January 2019:- Dr Stephen Ashworth - Lasers - how they work
Wed 20 February 2019:- Graham Higgins - Tales from the Bench - a magistrate reviews his work
Wed 20 March 2019:- Sally Dearman - Women CAN fly - a female pilot talks of her experiences