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Monthly Notices September

This is a list of notices from the Monthly Meeting at the Winston Churchill Hall on Monday 9th September 2019.

Chairman's Announcements:

The chairman welcomed the members and also any new members attending for the first time, also mentioned that as Adele was on holiday there would be no ‘get to know you’ coffee after the meeting.
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

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Group Notices:

Chamber Concerts:
Elizabeth mentioned she has lists for the Chamber Orchestra Concerts for you to add your name.

Concerts (Sunday):
Harvey spoke about the need for more participants on the first Sunday Concert on 13 October as he had to pay for those seats already booked by this week and to confirm the coach with the coach company, he had sent a multi-addressed e-mail to all previous participants, hoping they could consider if they were not already booked.
As he was going to be away for a few days he would like to get a quick response.

Full details were in the August Newsletter page 11 together with the application form on the back page 16. Booking Details and application forms are also on the website. Go to … EVENTS and scroll down to SUNDAY CONCERTS.
The concerts are:-
-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.

Film Studies Group 1 & 2:
Both groups begin a new season on Wednesday 2nd October.

London Walk:
The next London Walk will be held on Monday 30th September and is entitled ‘Old Westminster’, meeting at Westminster underground station at 10.45am.
The team will be in the usual place in the foyer in the coffee break to take names and cheques, £8 per person.
It’s also now possible to book and pay online, following the link on the Hillingdon U3A website.

The next Ramble will take place on Wednesday 25th September and will be a 6 mile circular walk from Surrey Quays Station and will be along the river, and through parks and docks. Full details are on the website under "Rambling".

Jill didn’t have any new updates on theatre but she just wanted to mention re STAMPS she collects could they be trimmed more.

General Group News:

Interest Group of the Month
The Group of the Month is – Mah-jongg and in November Ukulele, October is free at the moment.

Interest Group News:
Freda mentioned that she still had interest on Cryptic Crosswords; and French and Italian beginners and there are signup sheets on the table for any members who are interested, also she mentioned that there was interest in a NEW group for Song Writing and there is a signup sheet on the table for any members who are interested.

Freda also mentioned some other possible groups for the members to think about, perhaps a Beading/Patchwork group or a Recorders (musical instrument) group.

PR and Communication:
Displayed the new POPUP banner for U3A with the new logo and also had the Posters he has had printed and hopes to put them in libraries around the area, he also had the new “Extend your world with Hillingdon U3A” leaflet that has been reprinted and for members to collect.
Rodney also mentioned that we would be manning a stand at the ‘The Day of the Older Person’ at the Pavilions Shopping Centre on Tuesday the 24th September from 10am to 4pm


Visits: - particularly Marlborough House
Jim apologised for any confusion regarding the Jane Austen visit where everything pointed to an Ickenham pick up followed by Uxbridge, but it happened the other way round. Maureen had foreseen problems and contacted all those who would be joining at Uxbridge to ensure the tour would not start late.
He thanked Maureen for running that trip and also Andrea for running the trip to the Paper Mill.

Website - Keep up to Date
You will appreciate that we can only maintain written contact with the majority of members on a monthly basis. But since Tony Kemp started to manage the website he has been very active and keeps up with many activities providing updates on a regular basis, sometimes a couple of times a week. For example, if you look at the Events page, you can find information about monthly meetings, visits, etc., and if you look at the Notices page you can find what news people have provided (i.e. this report). Also, if you saw something you wanted to remember from the overhead slides, you can even see that. All within 24 hours of the meeting.
Other things you might find useful are a number of ways you can communicate with us, especially if your contact details change.

But one big area of communication providing information from outside our U3A, which might interest people with our interests is Links. You can find all the venues that we use, and how to get there; whether it will rain(?) ; Our U3A photo archive - we are limited to how much we can include on the website but photos of events going back over 10 years are reachable; Online courses; Theatre/Concert events; Other U3As; Crime Prevention; A number of sites for local organisations; in fact the list is endless (not literally of course!) and continues growing.

Remember, Tony updates whenever he recognises something of interest. So thanks Tony, don't let his work be wasted.

Other Announcements

IT Help:
We are still looking for another IT person. Marie joined the team recently and her skills include teaching Microsoft Applications, but she will work initially with Nigel on trying to develop online booking for outings.
We ideally need someone else with MS Access skills, or failing that a programmer who is used to system testing. This not a big development role as MASH is stable right now and we just make small adjustments, so the role will involve supporting John, especially with testing.
If you are this person please contact Jim Hall or John Martin, contact details are on page 2 of the newsletter.

The chairman mentioned there would be a U3A LONDON MUSIC DAY 2019: ‘Music of the Czechs’ on Saturday 9th November 10.00 – 16.30 at Kings Place, 90 York Way London N1 (closest station Kings Cross).Tickets £25 including refreshments.
More information can be found on the Events page of U3A LONDON REGION website: London Region U3A Events

No announcements this month.