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Monthly Notices July

This is a list of notices from the Monthly Meeting at the Winston Churchill Hall on Monday 8th July 2019.

Chairman's Announcements:

The chairman welcomed the members and also any new members attending for the first time. She also invited any new members to join Adele for a ‘get to know you’ coffee after the meeting. Pam Smith our secretary, will be in the foyer during the break for any U3A questions new members may have.
The Chairman also told members that there were copies of ‘Get up and Go’ leaflet prepared by Chartered Society of Physiotherapists available for all and to collect a copy during the break, if not obtained previously.

Monthly Slide Show

To see this months slideshow, click on the following link --> July 2019 Slideshow If it's too quick or you want to study one slide, click on the pause icon.

Group Notices:

Concerts (Sunday):
Harvey reminded the members of the new Sunday Concerts and that the details were on the slideshow and the website -(together with a link to the Application Forms). Go to … EVENTS and scroll down to SUNDAY CONCERTS.

-Sunday 13th October 2019, SCHUMANN Overture, Manfred, MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto & BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7. Cost is £34.00.
-Sunday 3rd November 2019, STRAVINSKY Fireworks, RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.1 & TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake, excerpts. Cost is £34.00.
-Sunday 15th December 2019, Grand Christmas Classics including ADAM O Holy Night, DARKE In the bleak mid-winter, RUTTER The Twelve Days of Christmas, SCHUBERT Ave Maria & BACH Christmas Oratorio(Opening Chorus) Plus Carols for all. Cost is £38.00 for this one.
-Sunday 09 February 2020, Russian Classics including BORODIN Overture, Prince Igor, RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.2 & PROKOFIEV Symphony No.5. Cost is £34.00.
Booking is now open.

Cycle Ride
The next cycle ride will be on Wednesday 10th July to Black Park. Meet in front of Civic Centre at 10am. They will stop for coffee in the park. Returning at approximate 2.30pm

London Walk:
The next London Walk takes place on Thursday 11th July and is entitled ‘The London Music Tour’, meeting at Tottenham Court Road Underground Station at 10.45 am. The cost is £8 per person and the walks are open to all U3A members. Brian will be in the usual place in the foyer in the interval to take final cheques and thanks to the 17off members who tested the new system and booked and paid on-line. This has proved to be very successful and is expected to fully rolled out for the next walk which will take place in October. Details will be available at the next monthly meeting and on the website.

Opera Appreciation Group 2 This group meets at St Giles on 4th Wednesday of the month from 1- 4 pm and are looking for a new group leader as the present leader has family commitments and is unable to give all her time to the group. Contact Freda if you are interested in this role.

Rambling:
The next ramble is a five mile circular walk from Gerrards Cross to Hedgerley via Bulstrode Park. Meet at 10.40am at Bus Stop W in York Road, Uxbridge. (York Road is where the Hillingdon U3A coach trips pick up.) The Group will catch the 101 Bus at 10.50am to go to the start of the walk. The 101 bus leaves from here every hour. Lunch stop will be at the White Horse Pub at Hedgerley or for members bringing a packed lunch, there are benches nearby.

Contact Alan Hooper or see the website for more details.

Theatre:
Jill Rhodes informed the group that all tickets for the Sonning trip in July were sold out and that there was a long wait list in place.

Jill also advised members of the next trip being planned. This will be to see the musical Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre, London on 4th December 2019 at 2:30pm. She has applied for 50 tickets. A quick poll of the members at the meeting identified that there would be a lot of interest for this trip. Full details and an application form would be available soon. Watch the HU3A website and the next Newsletter for updates.

Travel Experience Group
Judy Peddie announced that the group will have a guest speaker from Viking Cruises at their August meeting on 15th at St Giles Hall. They are making this talk open to any U3A member but contact Judy to reserve a place.

General Group News:

Interest Group of the Month
'Interest Group of the Month' is the Chess Group – meet them in the coffee lounge during the break.

Interest Group News:
As Freda was unavailable, Rodney mentioned that a new Tarot course will start on 11th Sept. and run for 6/7 weeks also there has been a suggestion for new groups Piano/Keyboard and Cryptic Crosswords, there are signup sheets on the table for any members who are interested or contact Freda to get your name on the sheet.

Visits:

Thanks to those who ran two visits this month.
Najla ran a visit to the London Central Mosque, her first visit, and it all went smoothly and went well.
Pam ran a trip to Eastbourne last Friday. It was blessed with good weather and was enjoyed by all.

We have four further visits which were advertised in the most recent newsletter.
Jill announced that there had been two drop outs on the Ecclesiastical visit to Cambridge. (These were filled during the break)
Harvey's trip to Wembley Stadium had reached a 'break even' point but he was able to take more. (Three further applicants were received during the break).
Frogmore Paper Mill, being run by Andrea, is full.
Maureen's visit to Jane Austen's House had one place available. (Again, the place was filled and one was added to the waiting list).

Murder Mystery Supper Evening
Rosemary Noyes announced that 54 tickets have been sold, and reminded members that the doors will not be open ‘till 6.45pm for the event on Saturday 13 July at 7.15pm at St Giles Church Hall.

Other Announcements

IT Team
We have a vacancy (or perhaps more) within the IT Team. First of all, thanks go to Brian Hillier who is stepping down, and has done a great job supporting John and the Membership Team, and helping recently to develop the automation of Gift Aid reporting.
We are looking for an IT person, especially with ACCESS skills, or other programming skills, or someone with some interest and experience in the distribution of information, and perhaps Social Media. We are open about what skills could be useful because will consider a variety of options to expand our knowledge. Further, we have a need to support and provide contingency to an excellent team, who can provide training and assistance where necessary.
We meet about 4 times a year but are progressing several ideas at the moment, as well as our usual supporting roles, so have fairly regular email contacts.
If you are interested, contact either Jim Hall or John Martin.

Newsletter/Bulletin.
The August Newsletter is due out by the end of this month

Membership Renewal 2019 - 2020
No announcements this month.

Members still to renew are reminded that they can find all the renewal details on this web site Membership 2019 so check these first if you have any questions.

The Chairman also mentioned the New Bus Route 278 from Hillingdon Hospital to Ruislip via Long Lane Hillingdon has been approved and is due to commence in December this year.