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Monthly Notices November

This is a list of notices from the Monthly Meeting at the Winston Churchill Hall on Monday 11th November 2019.

Chairman's Announcements:

The Chairman welcomed the members and any new members attending for the first time. The Chairman then invited any new members to join Adele for a ‘get to know you coffee’ after the meeting.
The Chairman announced that as it was Armistice Day, we would honour the fallen with a 2 minutes silence at 11 o’clock and asked the members to be back in the hall by 10.55.
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.

Group Notices:

Chamber Concerts:
Elizabeth informed the applicants of the 21st November concert that she now has the tickets and they could collect or she would post to those she has a SAE for. She also informed members of the next Chamber Concert on the 21st January 2020 at Cadogan Hall which will feature Mozart & Sibelius. More details are on the website. If you are interested in this or the February concert then contact Elizabeth.

Concerts (Sunday):
Harvey explained that the small coach we have for the Christmas Concert on 15th December was just full. However he was holding 2 more tickets and if these 2 tickets were taken, he would then be justified in covering the cost of a larger coach. This would then allow him to accept even more participants. Go to page 11 of the November Newsletter for Concert details and for booking instructions and page 16 or the Events page of the website for the Application Forms.

The future concerts are:-
-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 open.

London Walk:
The next London Walk will be held on Tuesday 28th January 2020 and is entitled ‘Disastrous London’, meeting at the Barbican Underground Station (Metropolitan line) at 10.45am.
Brian will be in the usual place in the foyer in the interval to take names and cheques - £8 per person and cheques made out to Hillingdon U3A. It is also possible to book and pay on-line following the Link to Online Booking which is also on the Events page of the Hillingdon U3A website.

Opera Appreciation
Elizabeth was sad to say that she will probably have to close the Opera Appreciation Group 2 at the end of December 2019 due to lack of members. She currently only has 3 people interested but there is still time to save the group if new members come forward in the next month or two. Contact Elizabeth soon.
Elizabeth also talked about some new outings being planned for summer 2020. Rigoletto in June and The Merry Widow in July. Contact Elizabeth if you want to be added to her list of interested members.

Rambling:
The next Ramble will take place on Tuesday 26th November and will be a 5.5 mile (approx.) linear walk following the Thames Path from Kew to Hammersmith with a short diversion for lunch to Chiswick House (English Heritage) where there is café. Meet at 11.00am at Kew Gardens Underground Station (District Line). Details are on the website under Events and Rambling.

Theatre:
Jill unfortunately could not be at the meeting today but there was nothing to report on Theatre but if any member has brought Stamps to pass to the Chairman who would make sure Jill received.

U3A Singers
A quick reminder that the U3A Singers have their December Concert - A Winter Concert - “As Long As I Have Music” on 7th December at Christ Church, Redford Way, Belmont Road Uxbridge at 7:30pm. Tickets are £10 including light refreshments. Contact Marlene Houghton for tickets or they will be available on the door.

General Group News:

Interest Group of the Month
The Hillingdon Ukulele Group (HUG) will be playing a selection of songs in the coffee lounge during the break so make sure you pop in to support them. If you find this of interest you can contact Freda to be put in touch with the group leader, Brian Harris who will introduce the group and songs during the performance.

Interest Group News:
Freda mentioned that the Cryptic Crosswords, Beginners French and Beginners Italian were now all going. Freda also announced that she has had a request from someone who could lead a new Quilting group and a suggestion for a new Armchair Exercise group. Contact Freda to be added to the list of those interested.
Freda then talked about the Art Mixed Media group that meet at Southlands and advised members that they now had vacancies for 3 new members. Contact Freda for more details.

PR and Communication:
Rodney talked about the new A4 laminated Posters he has had printed and wants help to get them into every public area in the borough like doctors surgeries and halls etc. He brought several spare copies for members to take away. He also had the new “Extend your world with Hillingdon U3A” leaflet that has been reprinted for members to collect.
Rodney also mentioned that members should not keep quiet if they feel that our HU3A is missing something. We have a suggestion box on the table where anyone can post any suggestions they may have.

Visits:

No Announcements this month

Other Announcements

Membership
No announcements this month but the membership table was again being manned before the meeting in the coffee lounge if you have any queries.