In light of the new guidelines from the government that there should be no unnecessary social contact or travel there will be NO U3A meetings or coffee mornings until further notice and group activities should cease.
The February 2020 Newsletter is now available. Click the link in the right hand column of this page.
Grantham U3A AGM – 18th February 2020
A big ‘thank you’ to the 89 members who attended our monthly meeting in February – the AGM. Sadly that number was too few to make a quorum and so we are all faced with the inconvenience of having to run the AGM again at our next monthly meeting on Tuesday 17th March.
At the February meeting we went through all the business thoroughly and voted on all the proposals, which were all carried. Because of this, with your permission, we will run an abbreviated version on March 17th, just putting forward the various proposals to be voted on. This will mean that we will keep our speaker waiting for the least possible time.
There is one change to the proposals. It is proposed to increase the maximum size of the committee from 12 to 15, as a result of which John and Pam Down have offered themselves for election to the committee. Their names will be added to the list of candidates, bring the total number of candidates to 14.
CHRISTMAS SOCIAL FEEDBACK
Thanks to all those who sent in their views. The consensus was that many of our groups organise seasonal celebrations for their members and therefore a social is an unnecessary extra. The committee has decided that, this year, we will have our usual monthly meeting on December 15th, enjoying festive music from the Bridge Singers, along with light refreshments.
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POSSIBLE NEW GROUPS :-
Walking Football - men and ladies
Table Tennis at the Meres Leisure Centre
String group to play Chamber Music
If you are interested in joining or can offer help as a leader/instructor please get in touch with the Group Co-ordinator via the Contact button above.
NEW GROUP -- Modelling- as in kits.
The following groups would welcome more members : -
THURSDAY BADMINTON GROUP
ARMCHAIR TRAVEL GROUP 2
NEW CYCLING GROUP
DETECTION IN CRIME 1
SINGING FOR FUN
To join please contact the Group Co-ordinator.
PLAY AN INSTRUMENT!? ---------
If you play a musical instrument and would be interested in the possibility of playing with others, or even of playing solo, please let me know. Equally, if you used to play but haven’t done so for a while, I’d be interested to hear from you. In any case, just tell me the instrument and a guide to your standard.
I have an idea for an event ........John Down
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Simply visit www. bloomsbury.com and use the above code.
Postage and packing is free in the UK on orders over £25.
Visit the national U3A website at the button above to see more about this offer and others in the National Newsletter.
PLEASE NOTE: THE MONTHLY COFFEE MORNINGS
are at ST WULFRAMS CHURCH COFFEE BAR
They are usually held every 4th Tuesday in the month.
From 10.00 am -------11.30am
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