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Monthly Notices January

This is a list of notices from the Monthly Meeting at the Winston Churchill Hall on Monday 14th January 2019.

Chairman's Announcements:

The chairman welcomed the members and also any new members attending for the first time, and wished all a Happy and Healthy New Year.

That Chairman also announced the sad news of the recent deaths of Current Affairs Group Leader Sylvia Cohen and Backgammon Group Leader Alex Sheridan.

Group Notices:

Concerts (Sunday):
Harvey Butnick mentioned that the next concert is this Sunday, the 20th January and announced the details of the following Sunday concert to hear some Shubert & Mozart. This will be on the 24th March and that an application form is available on this website and in the last Bulletin. Further details can be obtained from Harvey.

Harvey also paid a nice tribute to Alex Sheridan who originated the trips to the Sunday concerts.

London Walk:
The next London Walk will be held on Thursday, 7th March 2019 and is entitled ‘Old London’. The cost remains £8 per person. Contact Brian Carse for details and to be added to his list of those interested.

Opera/Chamber Concerts
Visits to Opera, Holland Park on June 11th to see Manon Lescaut and on June 27th to see Un ballo in maschera will cost £69. The price will depend on having 16 committed signatures or the cost per person will change. Sheppy Shepherd provided all the details at todays meeting but members will need to contact Elizabeth Douglas if you need further infomation or want to apply.

If your are interested then why not check the details on the Events page or Opera Appreciation 1 page.

The Tarot group will commence in March details can be obtained from Janet Kent.

Theatre Trips:
Jill Rhodes announced that the next theatre trip will be to Richmond on 17th April 2019 for a matinee show of Glengarry Glen Ross. There are still 14 seats vailable. Tickets can be purchased direct from Jill.

The Ukelele Group held a preliminary meeting on Wednesday 9th January at St Giles Church Hall at 2pm when Ralph Samel, who runs 2 Ukelele groups for Barnet U3A, came and gave advice to the group on instruments and sources of learning material etc. As a result the Ukulele group will meet in the Parlour at the URC at 2pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month with it's new Group Leader, Brian Harris.

U3A Singers
Tickets were on sale at todays meeting for the a Winter Concert on 2nd February at 7.30pm and can be obtained from Marlene Houghton.

General Group News:
Both the Current Affairs and Backgammon groups will continue despite the sad loss of their Group Leaders and a leader will be found from remaining members.


All the anounced visits are now full (Twickenham, Banqueting House and Kings Cross) and team are currently working on plans for future outings.

Other Announcements

Membership Renewal 2019 - 2020

Ann Lines of the membership team announced that all the personalised e-mail membership renewal forms had been sent to members and if you haven't received one then a blank membership form would also be available in the paper version of the February Newsletter or on this website. Collection boxes were available for completed forms at todays meeting and will be again at the next meeting. Please remember we don't need a SAE this year. All appications need to be in by the 7th March.

The applications will be processed on receipt and all members should receive their new membership card before 1st April. The cheques will not be paid in to the bank until after the 1st April. Included with the new Memebership card will also be a copy of our Privacy Policy and a complements slip. Remember, NO stamped addressed envelope is required as cards will be forwarded in prepaid envelopes.

There are no printed speaker cards this year. All the details are available on thie website and will be in the Bulletins and the Newsletters.

Ann thanked the IT team for all their support and hard work through this process. She also thanked the Membership team for all their work so far and for what they will doing over the next couple of months.

Members are reminded that they can find all the details in the Newsletter and in the new page on this web site Membership 2019 so check these first if you have any questions.