Braintree Area U3A AGM - Election News
We are pleased to announce that the election of Officers, Committee Members and Honorary President took place at our AGM on Wednesday 17th April. Shirley Tyrell was elected as Chairman. Pat Shelock remains in post as Treasurer and Elaine Orpe as Secretary. The post of Vice Chairman will be decided at the Committee Meeting on 1st May.
The following committee members were elected for another year: Rebecca Fuller, Linden Martin, Jean Ryan, June Thompson, Graham Chamberlain and Pauline McAllister. The following three people were also elected to the Committee, Brian Armstrong, Alan James and Ian Reynolds. Members elected for Geoff Mead to be Honorary President for another year. Thank you to all those who volunteered so that we now have sufficient number to meet the committee criterion.
Shirley Tyrell thanked Dan Collins for his work over the past three years as Chairman, and David Eversden for his work in a number of different post on the Committee since the Braintree U3A started. Dan and David were presented with a small gift in appreciation of their work over the years.
Please note: The Committee Members confirmed at the 6th March meeting that guests and visitors can attend any General Meeting, but they cannot attend any of our groups until they have become members.
Pictures for our 'Home' web page
Thank you to a member of our Walking Group 2 who agreed that we could use one of their pictures for our Home page, do click on the link and take a look.
We put a new picture up each season for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Pictures need to be sent through by 1st January, 1st April, 1st July and 1st October. These can be pictures you have taken in previous years that depict something that reflects the next three monthly season. Don't be shy, we particularly like it if we can say that a picture comes from a particular person or group.
If you have a photograph that you think might be suitable for our Home page please contact me, Jean Ryan, or if you have my email address just send it though.
UPDATE 2nd FEBRUARY - POTTERS RESORT TRIP 17TH TO 21ST JUNE
The cost covers up to 4 cooked meals per day, and many activities each day from Archery and Aqua Aerobics to Quizzes, Table Tennis, and Snooker with most things you could think of in between, all at no extra cost! After dinner there is half an hour of Bingo at £2 a book of 10, followed by some music for dancing (or watching others) before a variety show, again at no cost.There are also facilities for Pitch & Putt golf, Petanque, Swimming and Rifle Shooting as well as riding on a Segway and Badminton.
Click on the link for Potters Resort in the right hand column to go to their website.
If you have any queries please contact Geoff Mead on 01376 321198.
Membership Application Form for 2019
The Annual Membership Fee for 2019 is £15.00 for one Member and £25.00 for two members living at the same address. The Membership Application Form 2019 is available here or via the link in the right hand column for you to print out and complete. If you haven't paid your membership fee for this year please send it to Rebecca Fuller, her address is on the form or it bring with you to the next General Meeting.
The Spring Newsletter is now available via the link in the right hand column.
We will be looking for articles from groups for the next edition of our newsletter, send them through to Graham Chamberlain so we can have a wide range of topics to include. Please note that the deadline for the Summer Newsletter is Friday 28th June.
'Murder Book Club'
If you are interested in reading detective stories why not join our Murder Book Club. You can click on the link to the group page and send a message to the Group Contact, Margaret Turner if you want more information. Meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 2.00pm in Braintree Library.
'All Things Italian'
Linden Martin started our 'All Things Italian' group which looks at a different region each month, it culture, history, produce, food and any other aspect that we want. For more information, or to send a message to Linden, go to the All Things Italian group page. Although we are a small group there are a couple of places available. The meetings are at 2.00pm of the 1st Wednesday each month.
Carole Jordan started a group called the Crafty Yarners, they meet every second and fourth Friday afternoon 2.00-4.00pm. The group are all knitters, beginners or have a knowledge of knitting. To find out more information go to the Crafty Yarners group page, you can contact Carole from there.
Painting Group is looking for new members. Go to the Painting web page for more information. They meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Hawthorns.
Shinsaibukai is still running on Tuesdays 5.45-6.45 or 6-7.30, anyone interested please contact Alan Wilson on 07866 504393, give him a call and see what is involved.
If you are interested in starting a new group or becoming a Group Contact please make contact with Linden Martin via this email link.
Braintree Area U3A Data Protection Policy
A copy of the new Data Protection Policy is available on the Committee page for you to view and/or print. The full policy we adopted is that recommended by the U3A National Office.
Should you have any queries please contact the Membership Secretary Rebecca Fuller.
Any errors or omissions on this page please contact the Web Editor Jean Ryan.