Monthly Meetings

AGM: Wednesday 20 June 2018 @ 9.45am
Venue: Beccles Public Hall
Speaker: Doreen Reed Stories and Poetry
Admission: Free to Members - Guests: £2.50

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 19 April 2018

The Chair welcomed 168 attendees which included 16 guests.

  • Members were reminded that all members had until the end of the month to renew membership. It was important that members in groups renewed to ensure that they were covered for insurance cover. It was also expressed that it was only fair that all group participants were paid up members. Group Convenors should check membership cards and highlight in their group registers that members held the new 2018-19 membership status. This process had been requested of the Convenors at the Spring Convenors meeting.
  • The members of the existing executive committee were then invited up onto the stage. Graham Jermyn (Vice Chairman) addressed the audience stating that the present committee would be loosing five members at the AGM in June. To demonstrate this change those members were then asked to leave the stage leaving a reduced team. Although those retiring members received a round of applause the vice chair emphasised that those remaining would struggle to deliver the same level of service that exists now to Beccles U3A.
  • It was imperative that members come forward to offer their help as committee members or volunteers to support the continued running of Beccles U3A. The membership is again asked to contact any committee member to offer their services or to find out more about the running of the U3A.
  • The Groups Coordinator (Paul Gurbutt) detailed the groups that were being put forward for launch at the New Groups Meeting on May 3rd at the Beccles Public Hall. these details are already listed on this web page.

Mu Gurbutt (Speaker Secretary) then introduced the Speaker for April - Jim Bacon

Meeting reports for 2017/18 can be found on individual links on the right of this page. To view earlier reports, please go to Past Monthly Meetings.

Up and Coming Speakers

Wed 18th Apr:- Jim Bacon Weatherquest
Wed 16th May 2018:- Dr Richard Hoggett -Cold War Archaeology
Wed 20th June 2018:- Doreen Reed - Stories and Poetry
Wed 18th July 2018:- Andrew Sankey-Smith - Gertrude Jekyll and her gardens
Wed 15th August 2018:- Pip Wright - Suffolk Witches
Wed 19th September 2018:- Adrian Brown -Conducting the music - Waveney Sinfonia
Wed 17th October 2018:- Cathy Small - Protecting against Fraud
Wed 21 November 2018:- Richard Hughes from the Assembly House in Norwich - A Career in the Hospitality Industry
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