Burgess Hill

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FEBRUARY 2019 - NUMBER 26 - Editor Peter Mitchell

Our next Monthly Meeting includes our Annual General Meeting which will be held on Monday 4 March 2019 in the Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill. Doors open at 9.30 am and the AGM commences at 10.00 am. Our AGM will be followed at 10.30 am with a presentation by Geoff Mead entitled "Resorting to the Coast - Sussex seaside history".
The Agenda for the AGM is given below:
1 Welcome and apologies
2 Minutes of the 2018 AGM - to be circulated at the meeting with the accounts
3 Annual Report of the Chairman
4 Treasurer's Report including:
a: receiving and approving the examined accounts
b: Appointing an examiner for the forthcoming year
5 Election of Trustees
6 Thank You to retiring Trustees

The Shetland Bus, WW2. Following the very interesting presentation by Gilly Halcrow at our February meeting the exit donation 'bucket' collected the grand sum of £96.35 for the Lt Dougie Dalzell MC Memorial Trust.

Travel Group. We have just two spare places left on our visit to the greyhounds at Brighton & Hove race track on the evening of Thursday 21 March. This is a car share trip and we will do our best to organise transport for you if you are unable to drive. The cost is £20, to include entry, race card and a three course meal in the restaurant overlooking the race track. Please contact Ann Gosling if you are interested, 01444 236124.

SUN Study Days - spaces are available on the following three study days:
Music for the Movies - Saturday 9 March with Robert Carrington at Sedlescombe .
In the Picture - Saturday 13 April with Peter Enser at Horsham.
Eureka! - A Brief History of Mathematics - Saturday 11 May with Roger Luther at Patching.
Details are available at https://u3asites.org.uk/sussexu3anetwork/events

SUN Shared Learning Project (SLP) on Sussex Myths, Spirits and Legends
This event will be held on Saturday 13 July 2019 at the Jubilee Building at the University of Sussex's Falmer site. Sussex has a rich tapestry of legends, mixing history with myth.
All groups interested in producing material for sharing with the rest of Sussex can find further information at https://u3asites.org.uk/sussexu3anetwork/page/81713 or contact Elizabeth Taylor, 01444 235837.
A meeting for organising SUN's Sussex Myths, Spirits and Legends Mid Sussex event is booked for 2.30 pm - 4.00 pm on Wednesday 13 March at Age Concern Hassocks, Dale Avenue BN6 8LW. U3A Co-ordinators of the Project, Group Co-ordinators, interest group leaders etc are welcome to share what their members wish to exhibit at the SUN event at Sussex University on Saturday 13 July. For more information and to register an interest please contact Louisa Sewell at sussexareau3a@gmail.com.

Cream Tea and Summer Fair, Saturday 3 August 2019, 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Burgess Hill Academy
We had a good response to our request last month and many thanks to those who have answered the call and donated already.
We are still seeking further donations of jigsaw puzzles, paperback books, raffle prizes and bottles for our fund raising stalls at our summer event.
If you have items to donate please bring them along to give to Val Chadwick at the next Monthly Meeting, 4 March, at Cyprus Hall. Alternatively, contact Val, 01444 242815, or any member of the Summer Fair Working Group - Jan Bartlett, Fred Bone, Michael Duck, Rosie Elkins, Val Hoare, Shirley Payne, Hugh Wallis.
Also any Groups who would like to have a stall at the Fair please contact Val, 01444 242815, to reserve a place. Closing date for receipt of requests is 1 July.

U3A NewsLink, Summer Edition
Group Leaders and Convenors are reminded that your entries for the next edition are NOW DUE. This 2019 summer edition will be published shortly before Easter and we are keen to get accurate information. Please, therefore, let us have your news of what you have been doing, what your future plans are and whether you have room for more members. Photographs are always welcome. If you have an idea for a new group then do please contact one of our group co-ordinators or any trustee.

Christmas Lunch - This year the Christmas Lunch will be held on Thursday 5 December at the Singing Hills Golf Club. If your group would like to book a table, or even tables, please get in touch with Val Chadwick, 01444 242815. Early booking essential!!

Please pass a copy of ThirdThursday to those who you know do not have email.
Copy date for the March 2019 edition of ThirdThursday is Monday 18 March 2019.
Contributions to Peter Mitchell at mitchell@platform11.org.uk or by post, address in NewsLink.

And Finally
A date for your diary - Burgess Hill U3A Summer Fair with Cream Teas, Saturday 3 August, 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm at Burgess Hill Academy.

JANUARY 2019 - NUMBER 25 - Editor Peter Mitchell

Our first Monthly Meeting for 2019 is on Monday 4 February, Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill. Doors open at 9.45 am. Please do not arrive before 9.45 am as the venue will not be ready for us.
We look forward to welcoming Gilly Halcrow with a presentation about The Shetland Bus, WW2. The Shetland Bus was the nickname of a clandestine special operations group that made a permanent link between Shetland in Scotland and German-occupied Norway from 1941 until the surrender of Nazi Germany on 8 May 1945. From mid-1942, the group's official name was the Norwegian Naval Independent Unit.

Burgess Hill U3A Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 4 March 2019 in the Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill. Doors open at 9.30 am and the AGM commences at 10.00 am. Our AGM will be followed with a presentation by Geoff Mead entitled "Resorting to the Coast - Sussex seaside history"'
The Agenda for the AGM is given below:
1 Welcome and apologies
2 Minutes of the 2018 AGM - to be circulated at the meeting with the accounts
3 Annual Report of the Chairman
4 Treasurer's Report including:
a: receiving and approving the examined accounts
b: Appointing an examiner for the forthcoming year
5 Election of Trustees
6 Thank You to retiring Trustees
Please let Anne Anthony have Nominations for the Board of Trustees by 4 February, see page 28 in the Spring 2019 NewsLink for further information.

Our 2019 Open Information Morning was held on Monday 14 January. The hall was busy, busy, busy! A sincere thank you to all those members who paid their membership subscription and to those who have paid by bank transfer.

Travel Group - Holiday to Northumbria 16 to 20 June 2019
If you are considering this holiday then this is the last chance to book. We currently have only 24 people and we need at least 30 to make it viable. If we do not have confirmed bookings with deposit paid by 21 January the this holiday will be cancelled. An outline of the holiday is in NewsLink, see page 5, and booking forms are available from Margaret Carroll, 01444 244259, margaretcarroll@talktalk.net.

The Photographic Group, for their meeting on 4 February starting at 2.00 pm, has arranged a presentation to be given by Ken Scott, a renowned landscape photographer. This meeting is open to all Burgess Hill U3A members. Please contact Fred Bone if you are interested in attending, 01444 239853, fredandjud@gmail.com.There will be a charge of about £3.00 per person plus the usual £1.50 towards the room hire.

Good News from Sue Upton, Burgess Hill U3A fitness classes to continue in Burgess Hill Town Centre despite the impending demolition of the old Walkway Café as part of the town's redevelopment.
Sue is excited to share that New River Retail landlords have agreed a six month lease to support our Tai Chi, Yoga and Active Fitness classes.
The Studio (formerly Heights) has been renamed to "Feelreallygood" and, in addition to our U3A classes, will offer pilates, one-2-one personnal training, small group sessions and Rehab. Sue hopes to see members there as they aim to Keep Stronger For Longer.

NewsLink Class Correction
Please note the following correction to the second Fit and Active Group on Wednesday listed on page 23.
The title should read "Fit and Active - Group 2"
The Leader, Janet Russell, email should read: jerussell@btinternet.com.
The dates and times are correct.
Class description - "A friendly group enjoying a weekly class at The Heights at Walkway. Our instructor leads us in a range of exercises to music including circuits and step, each person at their own pace. We have space for a few new members. Cost of the class is £3.00 plus £1.50 U3A fee."
Note: "The Heights at Walkway" is now rebadged as "Feelreallygood"

And Finally ∆
A date for your diary - Burgess Hill U3A Summer Fair with Cream Teas, Saturday 3 August, 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm at Burgess Hill Academy.

Please pass a copy of ThirdThursday to those who you know do not have email.
Copy date for the February 2019 edition of ThirdThursday is Monday 18 February 2019.Burgess Hill U3A Newsletter