Cheshunt

Welcome

Our next monthly meeting will be on 25th APRIL 2019 at the Laura Trott Centre, Windmill Lane, Cheshunt EN8 9AJ Doors Open 1.30pm

Guest speakers will be GEOFF BOWDEN and DAVID REED who will address us on MURDER MOST PROFITABLE, the Life and Career of Agatha Christie also known as the Queen of Crime.

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USEFUL LINKS AT A GLANCE

Membership Form Now in pdf format

Committee Meeting Minutes

Monthly Programme - Download here!

Cheshunt Constitution

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Cheshunt U3A Privacy Policy

Cheshunt U3A treats your privacy rights seriously. Our privacy policy sets out how we will deal with your ‘personal information’, that is, information that could identify, or is related to the identity of, an individual. Click on the following link Cheshunt U3A Privacy Policy to read the full document.

We have also updated our Constitution, that link is as follows Cheshunt Constitution

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Membership Renewal 2018/19

As the Cheshunt membership year ends on 31st October 2018, renewal forms for the 2018/19 year are available from the registration desk. Each member has to fill a separate form. They are also available to download from the web-site. Fee kept again at £12. Completed renewal forms, with attached cheques, can be left in a box provided at the Membership Secretary`s table at the meetings or mailed direct to her. If paying by cash, monies should be placed in a sealed envelope along with completed form. Please note that no renewals will be processed at the meetings. New membership cards will be ready for collection at the following months meeting or sent by mail if a stamped addressed envelope has been provided.

Click here for Membership Form Now in pdf format

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WHAT TO DO IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY!

This is not a first aid course.
For 22yrs I served on front line Ambulance work for, initially, the Hertfordshire Ambulance Service which eventually become the East of England Ambulance and Paramedic Service. I served as a Paramedic for 17 yrs dealing with whatever medical emergencies came my way, from Maternities to Death and resuscitation. I have already done several demonstrations which have proved to be popular and have been asked to offer more, demonstrating what I would do in an emergency; recognizing an emergency; and communicating with the ambulance service. So the main topics are Cardiac emergency, Strokes, unconscious patients and tips on doing effective CPR.
There is no charge except for £1 towards tea and coffee.
To this end I will be doing another 2hr demonstration on Monday 4th February 10-12 at the YHA Windmill Lane. Parking is on site.
There are 20 places available.
If interested please see me on the Information Table or contact me Stewart Wagstaff 01992 624706.

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Your Health – eGym at The Laura Trott Leisure Centre.

The Laura Trott Leisure Centre has arranged a reduced price membership for all U3A members who wish join and use the new Egym studio. Some of the U3A members have already joined including Janet and Toni are seeing the benefit of the new equipment which offers a more peaceful and safer method of exercising for members that may be put off by using the main area in the gym.

As we age, it is now commonly accepted that we begin to lose the strength in our muscles, which can lead to a higher risk of injury, falls and breaks. Aside of the physical health benefits there is also a link between an enhanced level of health and lean muscle mass vs reduced body fat mass and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease as we age which is now evident through medical science.

The Egym room offers members the chance to exercise in an environment that is not only comfortable but also allows members to use gym equipment that can be specifically set up to accommodate any previous or existing injuries and other pathologies, all age groups, any exercise ability through a safe and pre-set range of motion and build strength through joints and muscles.

The team at the Laura Trott Leisure Centre have agreed a special U3A membership price of 5 months at £24.99 and will be offering U3A members the chance every few weeks to come in and have a tour of the Egym in order to see how the equipment works and meet the managers and team.

To book your tour/induction with one of our professional health and fitness instructors please contact the membership team on 01992 623345 or ask at reception.

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NEW GROUP

NEW MEMBERS’ GROUP Carole Batter 01707 879773 Pat Dixon 01992 766832

If you have joined Cheshunt U3A in the last three months or have just joined today, please come along to the New Members’ Group.
We next meet at the Fountains Cafe, Old Pond, Cheshunt at 11am on the Monday 29th April.

Our aim is to set up a friendly group where you can meet other new members, find out about Cheshunt U3A, meet group leaders and find out the different special interests groups.

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NEW GROUP

READING FOR PLEASURE GROUP 2

We now have a Group Leader willing to set up a second Reading For Pleasure Group. Please register your interest at the monthly meeting, or contact Ines Lees on 01992 625776.

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BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE

Basic finger spelling and sign language for beginners. Useful, communication for all and fun to learn. Four, one hour sessions to be held at the Community Room, Tesco Super Store. Sessions will start on Wednesday 10th April, time to be advised.
Contact Jacqui Fry, 07745 264787, or see her at her table at the monthly meeting.

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GROUP SHARING NEWS

We now have in place a Group Sharing Agreement with our neighbouring U3As. Anyone wishing to attend one of the listed groups should first contact the Group Leader. You must prove that you are a paid up member of Cheshunt U3A by showing your membership card.

ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES (Lea Valley) Chris Murphy 01992 446190 Kate Gorman 01992 465032
ASTRONOMY (Broxbourne) David Sharp 01992 422622
BALLROOM/SEQUENCE DANCING (Broxbourne) Stan Chatterton 01992 414290
BOARD GAMES (Waltham Abbey) Helen Wilson 01992 712765
CREATIVE WRITING & POETRY (Broxbourne) Jean Hack 01992 426255
DISCUSSION & DEBATING (Waltham Abbey) Richard Clayton 01992 768794
DRAMA (Waltham Abbey) Elaine Pritchard 01992 768446
FRENCH INTERMEDIATE (Ware) Pam Shields scribbling4bread@gmail.com
GARDENING 2 (Broxbourne) Suzanne Fitch 01992 444257
GERMAN FOR BEGINNERS (Waltham Abbey) Helen Wilson 01992 712765
GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS/IMPROVERS (Buntingford) Bill Hooper 01763 273123
HEALTH & RELAXATION (Broxbourne) Val Foley 01992 304830
HERITAGE GROUP (Broxbourne) Geoff Ansell 01992 444928
LATIN (Hertford) Anthony Holbourne 01992 300663
MERRY MEN (Waltham Abbey) Bernie Leverett 01992 763938
PILATES (Buntingford) Rosemary Poulton 01763 271598
STAMP COLLECTING (Broxbourne) Michael Facey 01992 468833
SUNDAY LUNCH (Waltham Abbey) Terry Hoye 07944 239235

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CHESS GROUP

Do you want to learn and play chess?
The Chess Group is still looking for new members. This group is aimed at beginners and intermediate players. You can learn the moves and enjoy your first game. If you would like to learn this wonderful game please see me at my table or give me a ring on the above number.

Contact: Rodney Dixon tel: 01992766832; mobile 07904 666834; email: rodney.dixon2@btinternet.com

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PARKING PERMITS FOR U3A MAIN MEETINGS

We have now received new parking permits that can be used for every month this coming membership year. These can ONLY be used on our main meeting days. PLEASE ENSURE YOU DISPLAY YOUR PERMIT CLEARLY so the Enforcement Officers know you are in the U3A meeting. Collection of permits can be from the Membership Secretary.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU DISPLAY YOUR PERMIT CLEARLY so the Enforcement Officers know you are in the U3A meeting.

Steve Gollop Vice Chairman Cheshunt U3A

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THEATRE GROUP - U3A MONTHLY MEETING

In order to avoid congestion at the Theatre Group table, would members please

1. Sign all cheques (payable to CHESHUNT U3A) at home writing the name of the show on the reverse and give to Marion or whoever is helping Pam Crawford at the time.

2. CASH payments should be in an envelope with show details and members name written on the envelope and given to Marion who will write a receipt

3. Anyone booking new shows or have any queries they should contact Rose Lovelidge at the Monthly desk or 01992 630899

4. Please write cheques for each individual show|

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THE U3A IS FOR EVERYBODY - a diverse range of topics and groups to get involved with a chance to meet old, and make new friends in an informative and relaxed atmosphere where you will be made most welcome.

Please explore our website, and feel free to come along to our monthly meeting at the Laura Trott Centre, Windmill Lane, Cheshuntto find out more about us - you are welcome to attend these meetings as a visitor for an entrance fee on the door of £2. Each month we have a guest speaker - details on our Events Page - as well as information on individual groups, bookstall, refreshments and a raffle.

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VISITORS - a temporary membership fee of £2 is charged to visitors, and a dated receipt is given. This confers all the advantages of Cheshunt U3A membership, including insurance, for that month only, during which time a group activity can be joined if there is room and on production of the receipt and payment of the usual group attendance fee.

BOOKSTALL, PUZZLES & RAFFLE
If you wish to donate books and puzzles to help raise funds please bring them along to the monthly meeting. A raffle for valuable prizes will also be held at each monthly meeting. **** TOP PRIZE NOW £50***

NATIONAL U3A INFORMATION
Click on the links on the right hand side of this page for the following documents:
More Time to Learn - information about the ethos and organisation of U3A groups.
U3A and You - newsletter with Q&As
U3A Going Forward - the three year plan for U3A.