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Monthly Bulletin – August 2019

from David Griggs, Chairman, Chorleywood U3A

CHORLEYWOOD U3A EVENTS AND NOTICES

Subscription Renewal and Joining Meeting - we do not have a monthly meeting with a speaker in August, but we will be at The Junction at Christ Church on Wednesday 21st August. This is an opportunity for prospective new members to come along and socialise with us between 2:30pm and 4pm, so please tell anyone you know who might be interested. For existing members personal subscription renewals will be welcome at this meeting by bringing the Renewal form previously sent out by post together with cheque if bank transfer not already made. (While cheque payments are preferred we will take cash on the day). If you cannot come that day, any outstanding renewals can be made by post up to the end of August by cheque or bank transfer only.

This autumn we plan to run a “Learning to be Retired Course”. The course will be led by one of our members – Mike Lansdown – and held at the Junction. There will be six sessions to be held on October 11, 18, 25 and November 8, 15, 22. (10am–Noon). Further details to follow shortly.

An all-day visit to the excellent Brooklands Motor Museum will take place on Monday, 9th September. The birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, Brooklands Museum is on the site of the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit. The cost is £30.00 including coach and an introductory presentation. Booking forms have been distributed to members. Please contact Wendy Boatman with any queries. (Click/tap on her name to send her an email).

Please put in your diaries that on Saturday 26th October 2019 there is going to be a Murder Mystery Supper Evening at the Memorial Hall. Further details to follow.

There is a link to our twitter feed at the top of this page. If you have any pictures/stories pertaining to U3A activities please e-mail these to Nick Hood (Click/tap on his name to send him an email)

Hilary Jeaffreson will be retiring as Tea Coordinator later this year. I should like to thank her on behalf of the committee and members for all her hard work and excellent tea making over many years. We are therefore looking for someone to take over this role involving the maintenance and organisation of a roster of volunteers for our monthly meetings and other occasional events. Please contact me or any committee member if you are interested.

It is with great sadness that we heard June Whitaker passed away last week aged 93.
She was a keen member of the U3A Art Revelations, Garden Buddies and Scrabble groups plus other Painting groups and Prime timers. She was a talented artist in her own right and exhibited locally on many occasions. It was June's wish for there not to be a funeral. Our sincere condolences go to her children Edwin and Heather.

OTHER LOCAL U3A EVENTS AND NOTICES

Following hot on the heels of the success of their last Study Day entitled "ASPECTS OF ART", the Herts Network are pleased to announce details of their next Study Day "OUR ENVIRONMENT - Take Care of the Earth and she will Take Care of You" - which will be held on Wednesday 25th September 2019, at Woolmer Green Village Hall, SG3 6XA, from 10.15am to 3.30pm. This is open to all members of our U3A. They have been able to maintain a charge of £12 per person which will include a buffet lunch and tea/coffee. A booking form and further details can be found by clicking/tapping =Here=.

All member U3As are invited to take part in the Herts Network Bridge Tournament to be held in Woolmer Green Village Hall, SG3 6XA, on Friday 11th October 2019 from 12.30pm to 4.30pm. Initially two teams per U3A may take part, subject to review nearer the time depending on availability. Cost will be £12 per team of 4, including refreshments. A booking form has been circulated to members. A trophy will be awarded to the winning team.

Watford Park U3A has an instrumental performance group called Eclectic Musicians. The choice of music is wide-ranging – eclectic in fact – ranging from early to contemporary. The instruments played by members are also eclectic – recorder, acoustic guitar, flute, accordion, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, mandolin, violin, viola, cello and more. They perform unusual selections of music at charity and community events. The group meets on the afternoons of the third Monday of the month at ASDA in Watford and there are presently a few vacancies. If you are interested in joining the group please contact the study group leader Dave Silver (Click/tap on his name to send him an email).

NON U3A EVENTS

The Wildacre Art Group are holding their Annual Art Exhibition at Chenies Baptist Church on Sunday, 25th August (2pm–5pm) and Monday, 26th August (12.30pm-5pm.) Coffee/Tea and homemade cakes will be available throughout. Everyone welcome. Many of the exhibitors are members of Chorleywood U3A.

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Second Monthly Bulletin – August 2019

from David Griggs, Chairman, Chorleywood U3A

CHORLEYWOOD U3A EVENTS AND NOTICES

Subscription Renewal and Joining Meeting - we do not have a monthly meeting with a speaker in August, but we will be at The Junction at Christ Church on Wednesday 21st August. This is an opportunity for prospective new members to come along and socialise with us between 2:30pm and 4pm, so please tell anyone you know who might be interested. For existing members personal subscription renewals will be welcome at this meeting by bringing the Renewal form previously sent out by post together with cheque if bank transfer not already made. (While cheque payments are preferred we will take cash on the day). If you cannot come that day, any outstanding renewals can be made by post up to the end of August by cheque or bank transfer only.

This autumn we plan to run a Learning to be Retired Course. The course will be led by one of our members – Mike Lansdown – and held at the Junction. There will be six sessions to be held on October 11, 18, 25 and November 8, 15, 22. (10am–Noon). A booking form has been distributed to members and should be returned with your cheque to Julia Pich at the address shown.

An all-day visit to the excellent Brooklands Motor Museum will take place on Monday, 9th September. The birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, Brooklands Museum is on the site of the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit. The cost is £30.00 including coach and an introductory presentation. Please complete the booking form which has been distributed to members and return it to Wendy Boatman at the address shown.

Please put in your diaries that on Saturday 26th October 2019 there is going to be a Murder Mystery Supper Evening at the Memorial Hall. Rickmansworth Players will be presenting “Friends, Romans, Murderers…” The cost is £20 per head, including a three course meal, or £25 for non members. Please complete the booking form which as been ditributed to members and return it, with your cheque, to Georgie Barton at the address shown.

The Herts Network Quiz will take place this year at Woolmer Green Village Hall on Friday 25th October, 1pm to 4pm. We are aiming to field two teams of six. If you are interested in taking part please e-mail David Griggs (by clicking/tapping on his name.)

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Newsletter

Our newsletter for August/September 2018 can be viewed by clicking or tapping on the thumbnails below:

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For higher definition, of if you wish to print it, click/tap for a pdf version.

(Please note that pages 6 and 7 are missing in these versions. The information they contained is available via the GROUPS page of this website.)