General Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at Bushey Sports Club (formerly the Police Club), Aldenham Rd, Bushey WD23 2TR. Meetings start at 10.00AM and end at 12.00AM. Members are given the opportunity to meet each other over a tea or coffee, get news of forthcoming events and enjoy listening to a guest speaker.
|Parking can be difficult and so all attendees are encouraged to car share wherever possible.|
---- PLEASE bring your Membership Card to avoid the £1.00 cost of a temporary replacement ----
For further details of any of the events listed below (except the monthly meetings) please only contact the relevant Group Leader via the link on their group page.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue Jan 21st|
Monthly Meeting - Bushey Sports Club- 10am. ****Good News**** The Speaker will be Mr Brian Cummings MBE on “The Chelsea Pensioners”
This Talk was originally scheduled for 16th July 2019 Meeting but had to be cancelled due to the "Stolen Bus Incident" at the Sports Club
Brian Cummings is a sprightly 87-year-old, a keen photographer and head tour guide for the Royal Hospital who attributes his youthfulness to “58 years of a wonderful life and a wonderful wife” whom he met at 15 and married at 18. “Four days after our honeymoon, I left for Egypt,” he says, “and didn’t return until I was 21. After that, she accompanied me on all my postings.”
The line of medals on his chest reflects his 33 years in the Royal Corps of Signals serving, inter alia, in Egypt during King Farouk’s deposition, Jordan after King Abdullah’s assassination and Cyprus during the EOKA troubles, as well as in Singapore and Germany. He was made an MBE for his welfare work at the Ministry of Defence, where he spent 14 years after retiring from the army.
Click on this Link to read more about this AMAZING man -----Brian Cummings MBE
|Tue Feb 18th||Monthly Meeting - Bushey Sports Club- 10am. The Speaker will be Simon Gregor's "Illustrated talk about Berlin" |
Simon gave a Talk to us on 19th January 2019 about London which was extremely well received. So you will not want to miss this talk!
|Tue Mar 17th||Monthly Meeting - Bushey Sports Club- 10am. The Speaker will be Ian Keable "Charles Dickens.. Conjurer Playbill of his most famous show"|
|Tue Apr 21st||Monthly Meeting - Bushey Sports Club- 10am. The Speaker will be Alister Lack "Inspector Morse’s Oxford"|
|Tue May 19th||Monthly Meeting - Bushey Sports Club- 10am. The Speaker will be Martin Holmes "Neville Chamberlain"|
|Tue Jun 16th||Monthly Meeting - Bushey Sports Club- 10am. The Speaker will be Dr Tony Maisey on "Spare Part Surgery". If you think that YOU may need some Spare Parts --- then don't miss this fascinating Talk.|
|Tue Jul 21st|
Monthly Meeting - Bushey Sports Club- 10am. The Speaker will be Isabella Segal on "My Transgender Journey"
This very moving and often heart-rending story
As well as formidable accountancy experience and skills, Isabella has something different to offer her clients – an incredible life story.
In May 2013, with full support of NLP, she transitioned to Isabella and is now at the forefront of the LGBT business community in London, a prominent member of OUTstanding, a networking organisation for LGBT professionals.
A partner at NLP, Isabella specialises in accounting, auditing, tax planning and financial advice, along with business restructuring and recovery, complex tax enquiries and heads up the forensic accounting division.
Isabella qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1980, joined Levy Gee a year later and became a partner in 1985. Before joining NLP, she spent 20 years developing her own private practice, advising a wide range of loyal clients.
A problem solver who is ready to embrace change, she understands the challenges that life – and running a business – can bring and is uniquely placed to offer advice in particular to the LGBT business community.
Outside of work she is involved and supports a number of charities including those in the LGBT arena. Other favourite pastimes include cycling, hiking and supporting Arsenal as she is a season ticket holder.
|Tue Aug 18th||Monthly Meeting - Bushey Sports Club- 10am. The Speaker will be Dr Helen Fry on the subject of "Interrogation!".|
Helen originally gave us a Talk on 20th February 2018 about "The Secret Listeners of Trent Park" which received rapturous applause. She was due to give us a Talk about Rudolph Hess this year on 18th June. But this sadly had to be cancelled by Helen due to an unfortunate accident.
|Tue Sep 15th||Monthly Meeting - Bushey Sports Club- 10am. The Speaker will be Rupert Dickens on "Madam Pompadour & King Louis XV"|
|Tue Oct 20th||Monthly Meeting - Bushey Sports Club- 10am. The Speaker will be Sandra Simmonds" Her eagerly anticipated follow on Talk about "A Day in Iran as a Housewife".|
Sandra originally spoke to us on 19th March 2019 about her life in Iran entitled "Behind the Veil". She is back by Public demand for "Part 2". If you are thinking of visiting Iran or maybe even living there --- then you really should attend this Talk before making any hasty decisions! (Joke!)
|Tue Nov 17th||Monthly Meeting - Bushey Sports Club- 10am. The Speaker will be Simon Gregor ---- Again ---"An Illustrated talk about London-- Part 2"|
Those of you who were lucky enough to have attended "Part 1 on 15th January 2019" will be eagerly awaiting Simon's brilliant concluding Talk about our capital city.
|Tue Dec 15th||Monthly Meeting - Bushey Sports Club- 10am. |
ENTERTAINMENT to be advised ---- Watch this space-----
|Thu Mar 19th||The Prince of Egypt|
Dominion Theatre Tottenham Court Road
Thursday 19th March 2020 Matinee 2.30pm Tickets £40 to include coach
Tickets to be given out on the coach.
Meet coach: 11.00am at Synagogue 11.10am at the Pond
Please contact Frances Francis via “click to send a message"
on the Theatre Outings page of the website by 25th November 2019
Sat Jun 27th
→Wed Jul 8th
|U3A Cruise 2020. Spectacular 12 Nights cruise to Iceland# See the brochure by clicking on the U3A Cruise 2020 Link|
Thu Oct 1st
→Mon Oct 5th
|Cheshire 5 Day Tour of this fabulous and fascinating part of the country|