Burgess Hill

Newsletter

JULY 2019 - NUMBER 31 - Editor Peter Mitchell

Cream Tea and Summer Fair 2019, Saturday 3 August
1.00 pm - 4.00 pm, free to enter
Burgess Hill Academy, Station Road, Burgess Hill - free parking
Put this date in your diary straight away - Saturday 3 August - it's time to treat yourselves and enjoy a delicious cream tea with scones, sandwiches and cake at the town's popular U3A Cream Tea and Summer Fair event, being held again at Burgess Hill Academy, a mid-century building a few minutes from the town centre. Formerly known as Oakmeeds acknowledging its tree fringed grounds.
There will be plenty to see at the fair with the chance to buy cards and craft items, rush to the raffle or try the tombola, maybe treat someone to some jewellery! See work on show from some of our artists and photographers. Learn about Sussex Myths, Spirits and Legends with displays recently shown in Brighton. Buy a tea or coffee and admire the amazing display of beautifully prepared classic cars and maybe talk to their owners.
Like to know more about our U3A? We can help you find out about our numerous groups from Art to Yoga! We look forward to seeing you and hope that you'll find that the greatest fun is meeting old friends and making new in the relaxed atmosphere that proved so successful last year. Combine that with buying a cream tea and it's a visit not to be missed.

Buy your cream tea ticket/s soon - over half have already been sold. Don't miss this opportunity. Contact Rosie Elkins, 01444 245283, rosieelkins@hotmail.co.uk.
£5.00 each - Cream Tea comprising sandwiches, scone, cake and tea or coffee.

NEWSLINK - Autumn 2019 Edition
Many thanks to all those group leaders who have given details of their groups activities for the next edition. However, there are still some groups who haven't updated their entry. In order that we publish correct and up to date information please check that we have full details as soon as possible, even if nothing has changed please just send a "no change" email. Do it now!
Margaret Carroll, 01444 244259, margaretcarroll@talktalk.net.

U3A Strap Line is changing
The words beneath our blue and yellow logo are changing. The, not very well liked, words "The University of the Third Age" have been scrapped and replaced with "Learn, Laugh and Live".

Sussex Myths, Spirits and Legends, Saturday 3 July, Brighton
A SUN Shared Learning Project (SLP)
A great event judging by the various reports. A lot of effort was put in to produce such an eclectic mix of topics and detailed displays.There were some 400 visitors.
Jennifer Simpson, the National SLP Advisor, was suitably impressed!
Our U3A was represented by five groups and one joint group with HHD Group - Art for All; Card Making, Gardening IV, History of Architecture; Poetry and Play Reading; with Creative Writing, the joint group.
Dainty fairies and various witchcraft scenes through to the history and uses of magical poisonous mandrake were displayed. Other magical, protective and superstitious traditions were detailed and new atmospheric short play, The Gibbet and the Ring, was performed. Thanks go to all the members of the groups who put in so much time and effort to make our U3A Group stand out. And finally congratulations must go to Elizabeth Taylor for all the coaxing, support and promotion that she gave resulting in a wonderful endeavour for Burgess Hill U3A.
A display of the presentations will be on show at the Summer Fair and Cream Tea, 3 August.

SUN - Sussex U3A Network
SUN brings together the 39 U3A Groups in both East and West Sussex.
The next NewsLink will have a card insert giving details of the SUN Study Days.
Booking forms can be downloaded from https://u3asites.org.uk/sussexu3anetwork/events.

U3A South East Region
The Region brings together the ten networks in the south east.
On 11 November 2019 the Region has organised a one day free to attend meeting, "Interest Groups - the life blood of all U3As". Venue: Alton Community Centre, Amery Street, Alton GU34 1HN. Speakers - Ian McCannah (Third Age Trust Chairman), Carol Chapman and Beryl Shepherd (Interest Groups).
To book a place visit https://u3a-southeastregiongathering-nov19.eventbrite.co.uk.

U3A National Website
To receive the National Monthly Newsletter by email visit www.u3a.org.uk/newsletter.
Why not spend half an hour exploring the National Website, it is a great resource.

Groups who meet in Member's Homes
The Treasurer is very disappointed with the number of Register of Attendance sheets received so far this year. He currently has less than ten registers from a variety of groups covering a variety of periods. We are now over half way through the year - please ensure that you send in your Registers at the end of each Term. We need the Registers in case of any potential insurance queries.

Please pass a copy of ThirdThursday to those who you know do not have email.
Copy date for the August 2019 edition of ThirdThursday is Monday 12 August
Contributions to Peter Mitchell at mitchell@platform11.org.uk or by post to 11 Wingle Tye Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9HR.

AND FINALLY -
Our next monthly meeting is on Wednesday 11 September doors open 2.30 pm

NUMBER 30 - Editor Peter Mitchell

Our next Monthly Meeting will be held on Thursday 4 July 2019 in the Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill. Doors open at 11.15 am and the presentation by Ian Keable entitled "Charles Dickens, Conjuror" starts at 12.00 noon for about an hour.

Cream Tea and Summer Fair, Saturday 3 August 2019
1.00 pm - 4.00 pm, free to enter
Burgess Hill Academy, Station Road, Burgess Hill - free parking
Buy your ticket/s soon - available from Rosie Elkins, 01444 245283, rosieelkins@hotmail.co.uk. £5.00 each, Cream Tea comprising sandwiches, scone, cake and tea or coffee.
Stalls - Raffle, Tombola, Bottle Stall, Jigsaw Puzzles, Paperback Books and Jewellery plus a selection of our Group's activities on display
There is an opportunity for Groups to have a display table at our Summer Fair to show both members and visitors their activity and/or work. Deadline for reserving a table is 31 July. To reserve a table contact Val Chadwick, 01444 242815,
chads.kingslodge@btinternet.com.

WANTED!
Wanted, additional members to volunteer to help with the Bottle Stall and the coffee/tea stations. Extra help is also required with setting up and/or taking down or welcoming both members and visitors to our Cream Tea and Summer Fair.
If you would like to help please contact Anne Anthony, anne.anthony29@gmail.com.
Thank you to all those who have already volunteered.

NEWSLINK - Autumn Edition
The next edition of NewsLink is scheduled to be published in August and the deadline for copy is Monday 15 July. Would ALL Group Leaders please let Margaret or Wendy have their group details by this date. Information about what your group has been doing, future plans and photographs all help to make your NewsLink more informative and interesting.
Margaret Carroll - margaretcarroll@talktalk.net
Wendy Miles - wmiles@live.co.uk

Burgess Hill U3A to have a New Website - Second Request!
Trustees have agreed that a new website is required to give better and more flexibility and a much improved visitor experience. A small Working Group has been set up to progress the new website but we need some web site expertise to help the WG. There must be someone in our membership who would be willing to guide us through the more technical processes. Please step forward and contact Peter Mitchell, 01444 236848, if you are that person.

PIC 'N' MIX - Alternate Wednesdays, 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Come and join this friendly new group and share ideas and skills, including sewing, knitting, crochet, painting, upcycling, jewellery making, recipes, book and plant swaps, patchwork, occasional projects and lots more.
We have been lucky in securing the Guide Hall in Station Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9EN for our meetings which means we can accommodate a large number of members - the more the merrier! The hall has both disabled access/toilet and limited parking. The hall is located next door to St Wilfred's Catholic Church.
Dates for the remainder of 2019 are:
3, 17 and 31 July; no meetings in August; 11 and 25 September; 9 and 23 October; 6 and 20 November; 4 and 18 December.
For more information contact: Julia, 07714 280083, julia.meanwell@gmail.com or Wendy, 07598 281672/01444 248895, sundreamers@googlemail.com

Please pass a copy of ThirdThursday to those who you know do not have email.
Copy date for the July 2019 edition of ThirdThursday is Monday 15 July
Contributions to Peter Mitchell at mitchell@platform11.org.uk or by post to 11 Wingle Tye Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9HR.

AND FINALLY -
Have you bought your ticket/s for our Cream Teas on 3 August?