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Newsletter - January / February 2020 edition
Our latest edition of the Caterham U3A Newsletter is now available to read (in PDF format).
If members have any interesting news relating to your group activities, please share with your group leader.
Group Leaders - please submit your articles for the next newsletter to the Newsletter editor, by the 30th February 2020 copy date.

Short Mat bowls
We are planning to use the de Stafford sports centre in Burntwood Lane on either a Tuesday or Thursday from 17:00-18:00.
If you are interested in joining the group please contact Roger Dale.

Caterham U3A are arranging a trip to the Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Palace and Gardens on the 26th May. More details can be found on the Events page.

Our post-Christmas Festive Lunch, superbly organised by Sheila Frost was held at Bletchingley Golf Club on 10th January 2020. We decided to return to Bletchingley following the success of the Summer Lunch and we were not disappointed.
Over 100 of our members came along and we started the occasion with an aperitif and chatted with friends old and new. The food lived up to our expectations and we tucked in to a delicious lunch served by Tracey and the her team at the club.
A fun quiz prepared by our regular quiz master Phil Wright (which some of us struggled with!) challenged our brains during lunch, but gave us some great talking points. Well done to the brainy table who won.
It was wonderful to have such a great response from our members and to see so many of you getting together and showing your support for our wonderful U3A. Click on the pictures below to see them full size.

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Pub Skittles, at the Royal British Legion, Limpsfield at 12 noon on Tuesday 5th May.
£15 per person to include a buffet lunch.
Look out for more details and a booking form in the Jan/Feb20 newsletter.

Monthly Open Meetings for 2020 have been published.
They include talks by outside speakers or current U3A members, and are held at the United Reformed Church Hall, Harestone Hill, Caterham. Time: 2.15 pm for 2.30 pm start. The list has been published on the Events page.

Caterham & District U3A ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Minutes now on the website
The AGM was held on Monday 25th November 2019 at the United Reformed Church Hall, Caterham. It was very well attended. There was mulled wine, mince pies and our very own Recorder group entertained us - see photos below. The minutes of the meeting have been published and are available for reading on the Membership page.

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U3A Surrey Network
The U3A Surrey Network held their AGM on the 24th October 2019 - you can read the Minutes of the AGM 2019 here

National U3A Day
The very first national U3A Day – celebrating the learning, activity and fun that happens every day in U3As across the country – will take place on Wednesday 3 June 2020. Regular updates will be posted in the monthly national newsletter – which you can sign up for on the National U3A Newsletter page.
Caterham U3A will be playing their part - our Open Day is also planned for Wed 3rd June, 10am - 2pm, at the URC Hall, Caterham. It will be an official part of the Caterham Festival.

Theatre visits - Miller Centre
We currently don't have a group leader for organising theatre visits to the Miller Centre in Caterham. If you would like to take up this role please contact the Groups Co-ordinator.

Beginners Badminton
There are still a few places available in the beginners badminton group, so if you are interested in learning how to play badminton please contact Roger Dale.

Makaton
We are hoping to start a makaton group (a very basic sign language used to communicate with
those who are autistic or have language difficulties). If you would be interested please contact the Groups Co-ordinator.

Cryptic Crosswords
There are currently two places available in the cryptic crossword group, if you would like to learn
the tricks to help you solve cryptic crosswords please contact Roger Dale.

Table Tennis
As there is a rather large table tennis waiting list, if we could arrange for another day to play, would
someone be willing to run this group. If so please contact the Groups Co-ordinator.

Digital Imaging
There is a U3A member who is willing to run this group but would need some kind person to provide their living room due to space constraints at his own premises. If you would be interested please contact the Groups Co-ordinator.

Rock and Roll
Do you like rock and roll and enjoy listening to it on vinyl then please put you name forward and contact the Groups Co-ordinator.

Model making
Do you like making models and would like to join a group of like minded people. If you would be interested please contact the Groups Co-ordinator.

Norwegian
Would anyone be interested in learning Norwegian as we have a member who is willing to teach this. Please contact the Groups Co-ordinator.

German Beginners
We still would like to hear from anyone who would like to teach a German beginners group. Please contact the Groups Co-ordinator.