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Monthly Notices September

This is a list of notices from the Monthly Meeting at the Winston Churchill Hall on Monday 10th September 2018.

Chairman's Announcements:

The chairman welcomed all members and new members to the September meeting.
New members were reminded that the next New Members Meeting was Thursday 4th October at 2 pm at Babtist Church Hercies Road.
The Chairman also asked for more volunteers to help in running this U3A especially in the areas of IT , accountancy and co-ordinating Interest Groups.
It was announced that in the near future we propose to start using cups for tea/coffee that are recyclable which may see an increase in the cost. The Majority of members in the audience were in favour of this.

Group Notices:

Concerts (Sunday):
Harvey was not able to make this Monday's meeting (10 September) but this is what he would have announced.
"Welcome to new members.
The Sunday Concerts' details at the Royal Festival Hall are on page 11 of your August Newsletter. The Application Form on page 16.
A month before each concert the tickets have to be paid for,
The first concert is on Sunday 28 October which gives the deadline at approx. 28 September - 18 days from today 10 September.
We need approx. 6 more seats to be sold to cover the cost of the coach.
So have a think , check your diaries and send me your applications,

Film Studies Group 1:
The season starts again in October and there are vacancies in this group. Contact Alan Hooper for details

Historical Bike Ride:
The next bike ride will take place on the 3rd October, leaving Uxbridge Civic Centre at 10am. The theme is ‘Natural History’. Mainly off-road to Black Park. Important to note not really suitable for narrow wheel road bikes! Details from Tricia Creak

London Walk:
The next London walk is the Docklands and will take place on Wednesday 19th September, meeting at Canary Wharf underground station at 10.45am. The cost is £8 per person, cheques made payable to Hillingdon U3A. For further details contact Brian Carse.

Opera/Chamber Concerts
Elizabeth Douglas announced that the British Legion was holding a Christmas concert in the Grand Hall of the Guildhall in London . She was hoping to take a group maximum of 16, on Wednesday 12th December. Concert commences 7pm. Further details from Elizabeth Douglas

Rambles:

Day/Date:Tuesday 18th September 2018
Time/Meet:11.00am at Chalfont and Latimer Station on the Metropolitan Line.
Walk:A 5.5 mile circular walk from Chalfont and Latimer Station to Chenies village through countryside and woods. There are no stiles, but there is a steady climb to Chenies village. If there has been heavy rain before the walk some of the paths may be muddy, so please wear appropriate footwear for this type of walking.
Lunch:Near Chenies at the Van Hage Garden Centre where there is a cafe, or bring a picnic to eat on the village green near Chenies Manor where there are seats.
Transport:From Harrow on the Hill, there is a Metropolitan Line train at 10,26am which arrives at Chalfont and Latimer Station at 10.50am or a Chiltern Railways train at 10.39am which arrives at Chalfont and Latimer Station at 10.58am. The latter train only stops at Rickmansworth, and at Chorleywood
Queries:Phone Alan Hooper

Tarot:
The second session has now started. Please contact Janet Kent if you wish to attend the next session which will start some time in October, details to be announced.

Theatre Trips:
Jill Rhodes announced that the trip to Sonning went well and 7 members on the waiting list were able to replace 7 members who dropped out.
She also announced that all tickets for Chicago in November had been taken and a waiting list had been started.

Ukelele:
Rodney put forward the Ukelele Group as a possible new group and asked for names of anyone interested. Contact Rodney Fox for further details.

General Group News:
Rodney also recommended groups who were looking for more members may wish to consider taking the ‘Group of the Month’ table in the lounge at future meetings. The group taking this opportunity this month is ‘The Scottish Country Dancing Group’

Visits:

There are still over 10 places available for the Fullers Brewery visit on 29th November. Contact the Visit Leader, me (Jim) or send in an application if interested.
There has been heavy uptake for both the Kings Cross and Trinity House visits so we are trying to arrange further visits sometime in the new year.
If anybody has been selected for the Kings Cross visit and has problems they have been asked to contact Rosemary or Vanessa. You may not be able to contact them immediately so leave a message and one of them will get back to you.

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