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APRIL 2019 - NUMBER 28 - Editor Peter Mitchell

Our next Monthly Meeting which will be held on Tuesday 7 May 2019 in the Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill. Doors open at 9.45 am and the presentation by Jo Peters entitled "The Samaritans" starts at 10.30 am for about an hour. For those of you who would like to explore the role and work of The Samaritans prior to the meeting visit www.samaritans.org.
Following the meeting there will be a 'Donation Bucket' on the way out for The Samaritans.

Cream Tea and Summer Fair, Saturday 3 August 2019, 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Burgess Hill Academy
We are 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, 7 May, 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.

SUN Study Days - spaces are available on the following study day:
Eureka! - A Brief History of Mathematics - Saturday 11 May with Roger Luther at Patching.
Details are available at https://u3asites.org.uk/sussexu3anetwork/events

Burgess Hill U3A Board of Trustees
At their meeting held on 25 March Chris Elkins welcomed three new Trustees, Ann Gosling, Val Hoar and Fred Bone. Following the meeting of the BoT we were sorry to receive the resignation of Rosalie Haymon; thank you Rosalie for all your hard work as Joint Group Coordinator
A sincere vote of thanks to DaBurgess Hill U3Avid Collins and Joan for reviewing the financial records and acting as our Examiner for the past two years.
As nobody stepped forward for the position of Examiner at the 2019 AGM members agreed that the BoT could appoint the Examiner. Following the AGM Angela Mitchell volunteered as our Examiner for the financial period ending on 31 December 2019 and her offer has been gratefully accepted.

Get more active with Tai Chi and Fit & Active
Get more active or follow on from NHS classes too maintain your health and balance. Gentle Qi Gong and Tai Chi, or for a little more vigorous exercise Fit and Active. Some of the physical activities groups have a few spaces for more members. So dates have been arranged for each group for you to come along to see what takes place and even, if you want to, "have a go".
If you are interested in coming along or wish to know any more about the groups listed do contact Mary Mitchell, 01444 236848, mitchell@platform11.org.uk.
Here are the dates that you are welcomed to visit:
Tai Chi Plus - Monday 13 May, 11.30 am
Tai Chi - Tuesday 14 May, 1.30 pm
Fit and Active Group 2 - Wednesday 15 May ,11.30 am
Tai Chi Yang Style - Thursday 16 May, 12.30 pm
All are held at FeelReallyGood, formerly Heights at the Walk Way Cafe.

Really Useful Group
Leader; Anne Anthony, 01444 257270, anne.anthony29@gmail.com (email preferable)
The group consists of of members who have identified themselves as willing to help out on a regular or ad hoc basis at meetings and events with Really Useful tasks such as registration, selling raffle tickets, making cakes and many more - all valuable in helping our U3A to run smoothly.
We are currently looking for some additional volunteers to offer to greet members at our monthly meetings and to ensure that any new members are looked after. You would need to arrive about five minutes or so before the doors are open to members.
Anne is drawing up a rota and if there are meeting dates (see the Summer edition of NewsLink) when you could help, please let her know.

History of Architecture Group Outing - Monday 12 August 2019
A visit to Ightham Mote, Sevenoaks, Kent has been arranged and is open to all Burgess Hill U3A members. The cost of a seat on the coach is approximately £16.40. Lunch is available at the Mote Cafe or you could bring your own packed lunch.
If you are interested please contact Jane Reid, 01444 450748, mail@janereid5362.plus.com.

The Barbara Lewis U3A Fund - An Appeal by Barbara Lewis
For the 10 years I served on the National Executive Committee, especially during my Chairmanship, from 2012 to 2015, my priority was to help start new U3As.
Today, more than ever, I want to leave an on-going project to ensure new start-ups get the support they need and deserve.
I have, therefore,donated a substantial amount to establish a ring-fenced scheme specifically for that purpose.
Among other things, the money will facilitate:
- Publicity to identified communities
- Venues for initial public meetings
- Subsidy for delegates to attend the national AGM
You can participate right now - and any and every year - by donating to the scheme.
This appeal is for your donations, however large or small, so that the fund can be sustainable for many years. The need for new U3As will certainly continue!
If you wish to contribute to the Fund please send donations, in favour of the "Barbara Lewis U3A Fund" to: The Chief Executive Officer, Third Age Trust, 52 Land Street, London SE1 1RB.

Please pass a copy of ThirdThursday to those who you know do not have email.
Copy date for the May 2019 edition of ThirdThursday is Monday 13 May 2019.
Contributions to Peter Mitchell at mitchell@platform11.org.uk or by post to 11 Wingle Tye Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9HR.

And Finally
Are you the person we are seeking to be our Secretary?
If you would like to find out more information about the role of Secretary please contact Rosie Elkins on 01444 245283, rosieelkins@hotmail.co.uk.

MARCH 2019 - NUMBER 27 - Editor Peter Mitchell

Our next Monthly Meeting which will be held on Thursday 4 April 2019 in the Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill. Doors open at 11.15 am and presentation by Chris Horlock entitled "Sussex Scrapbook Three" which starts at 12.00 noon.

Burgess Hill U3A Needs a Secretary
We really need a secretary as soon as possible! Rosie Elkins is the acting Secretary at the moment, but she cannot carry on much longer because of her other roles. There must be someone out there amongst our 850 or so members who could step forward to do this. Our U3A will become untenable if no-one comes forward. There will also be other important roles in a year or so that will need filling, and it makes life a lot easier if someone has shadowed the person in that role for several months - our U3A will cease to exist if these roles are not filled.
The U3A is all about give and take - so come on!! Do it for your fellow members!
If you would like to find out more information about the role of Secretary please contact Rosie Elkins on 01444 245283, rosieelkins@hotmail.co.uk.

Sunday Lunch Groups for members on their own
A fifth group has been formed, choosing the second Sunday for the regular date. The group enjoyed their first meal this month. A few more members for this group would be very welcome. Please contact Margaret Watson for further information, 01444 241778, margaret.watson@outlook.com.

A visit to "Oklahoma" at Chichester Festival Theatre
Wednesday matinee, 21 August
Tickets have been booked for this popular musical. The cost, including coach fare, is £48.50. Please contact Margaret Watson to book a ticket or even tickets, 01444 241778, margaret.watson@outlook.com.
If paying by cheque, made payable to 'Burgess Hill U3A' and send to 41 St Peters Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8JN. No need for a SAE.

Two Tai Chi Groups have a few vacancies
There are a few vacancies in Tai Chi Plus on Monday 11.30 am and Tai Chi Yang Style on Thursday 12.30 pm. Both groups meet in the town centre.
For more information please contact Mary Mitchell, 01444 236848, mitchell@platform11.org.uk.

SUN Study Days - spaces are available on the following two study days:
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

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 recent request and many thanks to those who have answered the call and donated already.
We are 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 April, 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.

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 April 2019 edition of ThirdThursday is Monday 15 April 2019.
Contributions to Peter Mitchell at mitchell@platform11.org.uk or by post, address in NewsLink.

And Finally
Are you the person we are seeking to be our Secretary?