Belfast

Notices

On this you will find Announcements from the Committee and other events/opportunities for participation which may of interest to you.

CONVENORS GET TOGETHER
The second Convenors meeting (for those who did not attend the first meeting in September) will be held in St John's On the Ormeau Road, Rosetta on Monday 11th November from 10.30 am - 12.30 pm.

Teas/coffees at monthly meeting in Balmoral Hotel.
Please note that tea and coffee is now available at monthly meetings at no charge.

U3A Diaires for 2020
Orders can now be placed for these. Please notify June Martin if you wish to place an order, giving your name and email address or telephone number.
Cost of diaries is £3.25 and should be paid to the secretary at a monthly meeting or by cheque by post to her address if you wish to contact her for that.

Change of policy regarding member of other U3As attending Interest groups of Belfast U3A.
In future Belfast U3A will expect all participants in Interest Groups or activities to be paid up members of Belfast U3A.

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Wish List for new Interest Groups
Do you have an idea for a new group you would like to see formed in Belfast U3A? If so, the committee would like to hear from you.

Do you know there is now a national u3a newsletter available to all members?
Sign up for it at https://www.u3a.org.uk/email

U3A NI Regional events
Click below to view upcoming regional events:
Dates for NI regional events
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GROUP NEWS

The Informal Bridge Group. Fridays at 10a.m. and Mondays at 2pm in Convenor’s home.
New members who have some knowledge of bridge and who wish to practise their play in an informal setting are now welcome.

If you would be willing to convene a second Brunch Group or a fourth Book Group, please contact %Theresa McVeigh% . Sign-up sheets at monthly meeting for members interested in joining the above.

Proposed Memory Programme for Belfast U3A
This is a well-trialled U3A Memory programme which aims to help participants understand, prevent an manage everyday memory problems. The programme has been running successfully in over 60 U3As across the UK and Northern Ireland.
If you would be interested in attending an interest session about this Programme, in order to identify prospective facilitators and administrators, then please click below:
Memory Programme Invitation

The Glee Club require a back-up pianist for those occasions on which Eileen Hurley cannot attend. If interested please contact Groups Co-ordinator %Theresa McVeigh%.

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APPEALS FOR HELP, OTHER EVENTS THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST ETC

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SOCIAL/EDUCATIONAL

Everyday First Aid Workshop for Adults: British Red Cross
The first of two workshops will be held in the Cairns Room, St John’s Hall, Ormeau Road, BT7 3HX, on Wednesday 2nd October, 2.00 – 4.00 pm. Free parking is provided beside the Hall. There are 15 places available. Seven people have already confirmed that they will participate in the workshop . Others who wish to come are welcome. Please sign the sheet at the next Monthly Meeting on 26th September, or let June Martin, Business Secretary know by Wednesday 25th September.
(Email: secretary@belfastu3a.org)
For those of you who expressed an interest but are not free on the day, a second workshop is planned. Date, time and venue to be confirmed.

Opportunity to improve your Spanish
The following message was received from Marion McAnulty, a member of Newry U3A who is the tutor for groups in Beginners and Intermediate Spanish.
“For the past two years I have been organizing cultural trips to Seville in Spain. We attend an Academy in Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz. We are placed with local Spanish Families, all meals included, and attend the Trinity Academy. We have lessons in the mornings and cultural excursions in the afternoons. It is an amazing experience and thoroughly enjoyed by all. This year we had some Spanish Learners from U3A Derry with us. By the way, it is very reasonably priced.”.
Marion is interested in knowing if any other U3A Spanish groups would be interested in joining them in May 2020 on the next trip.
She says that if there is enough interest the Director of the Trinity Academy will send a Spanish Representative here in November, to demonstrate exactly what the Academy offers. She would give a sample lesson in each U3A group just to show what they can expect.
Any members interested in applying to go to this should contact June Martin, our Business Secretary (Secretary@belfastu3a.org) and I would then forward their names, email address and/or telephone number to Marion McAnulty. (July, 19)

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