Herts Network of U3As

Members News

See the Events Page for details of upcoming Events!

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Genealogy 2018
The Study Day on the 4th July on Genealogy and Family History was very successful. Over 80 people attended and heard presentations by genealogy and local history expert Ian Waller who is well known to a number of U3As and Donna Rutherford who is an expert on the use of DNA in genealogy and family history.

For a copy of Donna's Powerpoint presentation please email the Chairman, Alan.

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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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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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