Cestrian

Events

MONTHLY MEETINGS for all Cestrian members are normally held on the THIRD WEDNESDAY at the Quaker Meeting House off Frodsham Street in Chester city centre: doors open at 9.50 am and talks by guest speakers start at 10.30 am. This gives us time for coffee or tea and biscuits while socialising before the meeting proper in a friendly, informal atmosphere.

A warm welcome awaits new and prospective members; these general meetings provide a good opportunity to dip a toe in the water. We wear name badges and coffee is served in rotation by members of a group.

Speakers

18 December Sir John Barbirrolli Geoff Scargill

15 January Robert Fitzroy – The Beagle’s Tragic Captain Simon La Frenais

We hope everyone is happy with the Speakers at the monthly meetings. Suggestions for talks are always welcomed by the Committee.

There is an increased emphasis on fire safety at Quaker Meeting House which includes keeping exits clear. Please ensure your bags & coats are under your chair and the exit corridors, down the middle and at each side of the room are kept clear. If you are sitting next to someone with limited manoeuvrability, especially on the stairs, please assist them out of the building if the fire alarm sounds. The lift will not be available.

QMH has some new Health & Safety policies which we need to consider. If there is anyone who would have difficulty leaving the building in an emergency, and the lift was not working, there is a form which needs to be filled in. Please let me know if you need one of these forms.

Note from the Membership Secretary

Doesn’t time fly! It’s that time of year again—Subscriptions for 2020 are now due and should be paid before 31 Dec 2019.A cheque please for £12, payable to Cestrian U3A, can either be given to me at the December meeting or sent to me with a SAE. Thank you.

The Photography group are still looking for someone with a keen interest in, and some knowledge of photography, to lead the group. If you think this would interest you, please let me know. You could be saving the group from closure.

Committee :-

Hazel Fraser– Chair.
Susan and Peter England - Secretary
Jan Howard – Membership Secretary
David Mercer – Treasurer & Webmaster.
Bob Armitage, Elaine Corry, Kay Hall Wilton, Cec Offley, Pat Jones.

One of the strengths of U3A is its groups, where small numbers of people with similar interests meet together and form real friendships. We have a fair range of groups at Cestrian, but it would be good to have one or two more, so if you would like to see a group catering for your particular interest please find some soul mates and have a word with one of the Committee. How about Crossword Solving or Maths for Fun (yes, really)? One nearby U3A has an Old Grumpies Group which for some reason is restricted to men! Can anyone think why?

General Data Protection Regulations.

The Third Age Trust asks that we inform you that there are various lawful bases which can be used to obtain data, and they recommend that U3As use Contract to gather basic information from their members because we pay an annual subscription.