Bedford

Notices - Open Meeting - 1st May 2019

Wednesday 1st May 2019

General Notices
We are pleased to welcome 1 new member to our meeting today.

In Case of Emergency cards are still available and if you haven’t yet checked out the new web site and don’t know where to find it , then see me for the address.

Speakers Coming Soon –
At the Addison on 21st May – Steve Dimmer will talk to you about the origins of nursery rhymes in Rhymes with Reason and at the Ath. on 5th June Karen Thurman will discuss Photography as Art, showing how photography has mirrored trends and movements in the art world.

Contact the Speakers’ Secretary, Mark Haines for more information.

Volunteers wanted
A new request for a volunteer – or maybe two of you could do the job together. As you know annually, we carry out the PAT testing of all our electrical equipment. This year we wondered if we had any members who would be willing to do this for us. You don’t have to be a qualified electrician to take on this role but you do have to be a Competent Person, - if you are familiar with the requirements of PAT testing then you will understand this and what is required better than I do. – If this is something you could do then please speak to either Sheila or me.

Notices for National Office
Notification is given of the Annual General Meeting taking place on Thursday 29th August 2019 at the East Midlands Conference centre in Nottingham. More information is available if anyone is interested in attending.

The National Summer Schools are now open for booking
Aston University, Birmingham
Monday 12th to Thursday 15th August 2019
Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester
Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th September 2019
Go to the national U3A web site for more information and booking details.

A couple of local events to tell you about
100 years of the Panacea from 23rd May to 20th October – they also want to hear from anyone who has memories or information about the past history of the Panaceans.
and on Sunday 24th May there will be a walk at the Forest of Marston Vale in support of Parkinsons UK

Travel Notices (from Audrey)
No travel notices today

Group Announcements
Rod is not here today to give the groups notices himself and I have a couple of notices to give on his behalf - The Music Theory Group has finished for their Summer break and will not be meeting again until 27th September.
Beds, Villages, Inns and Churches next outing is to Wilden Church on Thursday 23rd May – booking today in the bar. Tea and cake at just £2.