Cheshunt

Welcome

Our next monthly meeting will be on 28th FEBRUARY 2019 and NOT as advertised in the January programme.

Andy SMITH Our speaker will be Andy SMITH who as given ‘music talks’ to lots of U3A’s, Rotary Clubs WI’s, Lodges and sundry events and can offer something a little bit different.
From the feedback received, members have always enjoyed themselves and have gone home with smiles on their faces!! The fact that most of engagements are either through recommendation or rebooking is an indication of their success!!

ABOUT HIS 'MUSIC-TALKS'

A song-writing multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, tenor guitar, sitar, piano ….) and singer (!) brings a car full of instruments to the meeting. Totally self-sufficient with his own pa system (for up to 500 people)

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TWO VIDEOS - Singing for Fun and Friday Walking Football

Singing for Fun entertained the Christmas meeting with a repertoire of Carols just click on Singing for lots of Fun
Also an all action Walking Football session just click on Friday Footie

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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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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The eighth Annual General Meeting of Cheshunt U3A will be held at Laura Trott prior to the main meeting on 24th January 2019.
The Chairmans Annual Report 2018 will appear in the December Programme and copies of the Audited Accounts will also be available then for perusal prior to the AGM.
Committee nomination forms for those who are willing to put themselves forward can be obtained from the Information desk or downloaded from the Website and the closing date for such nominations is 10th January 2019.

Voting will take place re the yearly accounts which are available today at U3A Accounts 2018: Please study the accounts and if you have any questions regarding these and/or any other U3a subject, ask them at the AGM.

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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 meet at the Fountains Cafe, Old Pond, Cheshunt at 11am on the first Monday in the month (4th February).

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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COUNTRY DANCING Val Foster 01992 627354 and June Brown 01992 301987.
Broxbourne U3A Group.
First and third Thursdays of the month, 2 - 4 pm Bollescroft large room, Hoddesdon. New members from Cheshunt U3A welcome, no previous experience or partners necessary! Please join us for a fun and sociable afternoon.

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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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U3A MONTHLY MEETING

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

1. Sign all cheques at home writing the name of the show on the reverse and give to Pam

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, see

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Committee Meetings

Committee Meeting minutes can now be downloaded by clicking the following Committee Meeting Minutes

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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 Wolsey Hall in Cheshunt to 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.