Herts Network of U3As

Members News

See the Events Page for details of upcoming Events!

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Third Age Matters Survey - Your chance to have your say
In the last issue of Third Age Matters (November 2017) readers were invited to offer their views on the magazine via a survey. National U3A are still accepting submissions until January 31. Please encourage your members to fill it out online if they have not yet done so.
The survey is available at u3a.org.uk/survey.

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Ukefest 2018

Many U3As now have their own Ukulele group. But Rickmansworth us upping the ante by putting on The Herts U3A Ukulele Festival in March. Why not come along and see how it's done ! A fun afternoon of entertainment. For more details see the Events page.

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URGENT - Golf Tournament 2018

For all wannabe golfers to test there skill against other U3As this golf tournament in July will be held at Brickendon Grange
Golf club, about four miles South of Hertford.

BUT HURRY - THE DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS FAST APPROACHING - VALENTINES DAY

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Hertfordshire Way Walk 2018

Here is your chance to walk a long-distance footpath.
This will be organised by Charles Morris of Potters Bar U3A who led the walk round the London Loop in 2017. For 2018 the walk is the Hertfordshire Way.
See the Herts Walk attachment for more information and all the details of who to contact if you would like to take part.
There is a book of the walk available Book of the Herts Way Walk

There is a video of a previous walk made by a U3A member some time ago which can be seen at Lea Valley Walk Video. A challenge for walkers on this new walk.

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Anniversaries

2017 - U3A Hitchin celebrating 30 years 2017 saw Hitchin U3A reach its 30th year of affiliation to the national U3A, although the group had formed a few years earlier. And we still have members who were there at the start.
The chairman collected the certificate at the national AGM in the summer. The celebratory cake was put together for the Xmas event by the daughter of one of the members.
The quiz got members scratching their heads and a Xmas singalong finished off the afternoon.

Has any other group celebrated an anniversary that they would like to share ?

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Herts Network Quiz 2017

2017 Quiz winners The general quiz this year was won by Melbourn & District U3A
Many congratulations to them after a fun and 2017 quizzers 1 adrenalin-fuelled afternoon in a close fought fight.
There were prizes for the most points scored (6 bottles of wine), for the Marathon and Rounds questions.
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The "Best Sports" team were presented with U3A badges. Congratulations to all.
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2017 quizzers 2 To see the full results 2017 quizzers 4 click on the link on the right.
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Bridge Tournament 2017

Bridge 2017 - winners CONGRATULATIONS go to Shirley Sallis and Richard Killick of this year's hosts Chorleywood U3A who won the County Network U3A bridge title,

Bridge 2017 - runners up just beating Shirley’s husband John partnered by Jacquie
North in a close-fought finish, by 70.02% to 69.61%.

................Third, with 68.22%, were Watford & District pair Bridge 2017 - third place Beverley and Robert Teesdale.

The annual tournament was held on March 29 and hotly contested by 45 pairs, including a large contingent from last year’s hosts Radlett and several other entries from the home U3A. It was again run by director Gary Conrad, who brought all the tables and equipment. Bridge 2017 results in full.

Bridge 2017 - general 1 Chorleywood chairman Jill Menghetti, also representing Bridge 2017 - general 2 the Herts Network, welcomed the players, presented prizes and certificates, and thanked the team of helpers from the home U3A who provided refreshments and made the day such a success.
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Spring Study Event 2016 This was a talk on Agricultural Sustainability by Rothampstead Research. The long term research carried by this institution has global relevance in these times of Climate Change and resource depletion. The talks were engaging and the open discussions lively.

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