East Grinstead

Monthly Open Meetings

A resounding success

The Monthly Open Meetings at the Chequer Mead Theatre have been very successful, we are delighted to see so many of you coming along and many new members have joined the U3A in the last 4 years thanks to these meetings.

We had many very interesting speakers in 2019:John Bowers - Life in prison and after(that was in Oct 2018)
- On January 23rd the Speaker was Ian Porter who talked about charles Dickens Early Life. About 55-60 people came. It was a very informative, interesting and successful talk. In March we heard from Malcolm Wells in " so far so good" - Malcolm spoke about his 24 years in the Army as a musician, then a medic serving in N. Ireland and the Gulf War. He also talked about receiving the MBE at Buckingham Palace and his time with the Canine Partners, incl. how to teach a dog to use a washing machine. In May, we welcomed Len Brook who talked about "Myths and Folklore of the South Downs".

In September, Friday 27th, we will hear Melanie Gibson-Barton on "Bruges, it's more than just chocolate"
and in October, Wednesday 30th, we will welcome Laurence Leng who will talk about Grafton & Simpson who wrote Steptoe & Son.and more..

The Lodge Café Shop at Chequer Mead has been successful. We now have the use of the 2 studios next to the Coffee shop so that our speakers can be heard better and can set-up projectors etc.. in good time.

We offer to all members the opportunity to meet, to bring friends and neighbours. So far, the meetings seem to have achieved this and we are currently taking much care to do our best to listen to all feedback - both positive and negative.
Do come along at 2.00-2.30pm, have a chat with other members, sit with a cup of tea/coffee and a slice of cake or biscuits and enjoy being part of a vibrant East Grinstead U3A. We welcome prospective new members. The meetings are always attended by a few Committee Members who will be pleased to answer any queries you may have. Then listen to our Speakers at 3.00pm.

Prepare to leave the meeting at around 4.00-4.30 pm knowing you have supported the socially successful Monthly Open Meetings.

Thank you - Danielle Clarke
01342-326400

Dates for your Diary
Fri Sep 27th ALL MONTHLY OPEN MEETINGS - AT CHEQUER MEAD - ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
2.00pm - Meeting for tea/coffee/cakes (£1.50 for drinks, £3.50 with a slice of cake)
3.00pm - Bruges, it's more than just chocolate
A talk by Melanie Gibson-Barton
Wed Oct 30th ALL MONTHLY OPEN MEETINGS - AT CHEQUER MEAD - ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
2.00pm - Meeting for tea/coffee/cakes (£1.50 for drinks, £3.50 with a slice of cake)
3.00pm - Subject: Galton & Simpson (writers of Hancock and Steptoe & Son)
A talk by Laurence Leng
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