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To ensure that you are not missing out on what's happening make sure you look at both the Welcome page and Events and Outings

2019 A.G.M. - There is a ink available from this page to the CHAIRMAN'S REPORT

SUBSCRIPTIONS 2019/1020 ARE DUE FOR RENEWAL

Membership for 2019/2020 ………………………………………................£10
Membership if you are a member of another U3A branch....£6.50
Subscription to “U3A Third Age Matters” magazine…………...…£3.00
If you didn't come and renew at the Memorial Hall there are Membership and Renewal forms linked to the Welcome page of the Dereham U3A web site.

YOUR CURRENT GREEN MEMBERSHIP CARD Your Group Convenor might ask to see your new (current) green membership as proof of your having coughed up your subs for 2019/2020. Why not surprise them and wave it in your hand on arrival at your next group meeting?

DEREHAM U3A QUIZ - 16th NOVEMBER 2 - 4pm AT THE MEMORIAL HALL
Teams four to six (maximum).

GROUP NEWS

MEDIEVAL CATHOLIC CHURCH HISTORY GROUP:

Medieval Church History Group Spring Term - a report from Mary Smith

We had 4 very interesting Spring Lectures at Dowry House Walsingham
1 East Anglia Saints Shrines and Pilgrims by Dr Michael Smoelz UEA, Building on an earlier talk about local pilgrimage.
2 Material Presence,External Memory: Donors and Chancel Screens in late medieval East Anglia by Sarah Cassell UEA.
3 Containers of Salvation:English Medieval Church Porches Redefined by Helen Lunnen UEA Discussing porches as locations for Christian Rites of Passage.
4 Lateran IV,1215. Decisions and Consequences for the English Church as Members of the Universal Roman Church by Fr.Keith Tulloch of the Marist Order.

Autumn 2019 programme.

Our four talks this autumn reach into little known areas of Lay spirituality in Norwich in the medieval period,some of which were unique in these islands in the period. We are fortunate to be able to hear speakers who have expert knowledge of these little known areas.

Bookings are taking place now, places are limited. If interested see the list of talks by clicking on the link on this page or contact Helena Allen on 01362 694137.

PROPOSALS FOR NEW GROUPS Ideas for new groups are always welcome and will keep our U3A alive.

NEW GROUP - NEW AGE KURLING
DEMO GAME SAME DAY DIFFERENT TIME AT THE DEREHAM LEISURE CENTRE

Game now on from 10.30am to 12.30 (was in the afternoon - now in the morning same day - Friday 20th September.)
We are delighted to announce that a Dereham U3A New Age Kurling group is forming and invites you to come and see what's it all about at our fun try-it-yourself demonstration on Friday 20th September at the Dereham leisure centre in their main Sports Hall. Come and watch or even better join in. We will be using part of the sports hall and there will be plenty of chairs so you can see the action unfold......

It's fun, it's exercise and it's addictive. There's plenty of parking at the Leisure Centre, great transport links and a cafe to have a drink and a chat. Come and have a go and let us know what you think before you go. Our aim is to have enough interest to increase the number of sessions and to investigate sessions in nearby village halls. By leaving your contact details, we can keep you updated as we grow.

New Age Kurling is a sport that requires participants to deliver ‘stones’ from one end of the court to a target at the other end of the court. The target has red, white and blue concentric circles and scoring is determined by the number of stones closest to the centre of this target. Each game normally consists of 6 or 8 ends and is played on a court based on half the width of a standard size badminton court with each end being played in the opposite direction to the previous end. The winner is the player with the highest number of scoring ‘stones’ at the finish of the game.
See the link on the top right hand side of this page.
For more information or chat about Kurling e-mail Valerie on vaakehurst@gmail.com

JOLLY DAYS OUT

Our July day trip to the riverside town of Woodbridge in Suffolk was blessed with glorious weather.

Our Euroview coach driven by Paul, one of our regular coach drivers, took us on a scenic route through the Norfolk and Suffolk countryside to the pretty and historic town of Woodbridge.
It appeared that most of our members went straight to one of the many establishments serving cream teas in order to fortify themselves.

There was plenty to see and do in Woodbridge, museums, the riverside, the old mill and of course the many independent shops.

We left Woodbridge just after one o' clock for the riverside village of Waldringfield where we boarded our river cruiser the ' Jahan ' for our 2 hour cruise along the river Deben.

As we cruised towards Old Felixstowe our captain gave a great commentary giving us a very interesting insight into the history of the river from Roman times up to the present day.
Tea, coffee and a scone and jam was included in our cruise.

Leaving Waldringfield after our cruise we arrived back at Dereham at six o' clock.

Another " Jolly Days Out".
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RAFFLE PROCEEDS AT THE MONTHLY MEETINGS
Our charity is SERV Norfolk, delivering urgently needed surgical services.

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