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Monthly Notices June

This is a list of notices from our Monthly Meeting held this month online on Monday 13th May 2022. The meeting was then followed by a talk by David Skillen called “5 years in 50 minutes, the American Civil War".

Chairman's Announcements :

The new Vice Chairman Rodney Fox welcomed the members to the virtual June meeting via Zoom and offered a special welcome to any new Members who were with us for the first time.

Our newly elected Chairman, Ann Lines, is currently on vacation, but will be back with us at the July monthly meeting.

The signs are looking positive that we will hold our September monthly meeting at Winston Churchill Hall. FINGERS CROSSED!

Rodney thanked Eirwen Smith and Tony Kemp for another excellent slideshow packed with useful information delivered in an entertaining and very professional manner.

Recent u3a events taking place within our 21st year included Music in the Park on June 1st, thanks to the combined efforts of our ukulele and guitar groups, who gave us an occasion to remember. Also, on June 7th we participated in the Hillingdon Carers Fair. Pictures of both these events are captured on our Facebook Page, including a visit to our stand by the Lady Mayoress.

Rodney gave a reminder that our u3a has a stand at the upcoming Ickenham Festival event on June 18th. In addition, an early reminder that our Art group based in Southlands will be exhibiting their masterpieces in the atrium of Uxbridge Central for two weeks from September 23rd We will also be exhibiting at the second showing of the Day of the Older Person event for 2022 on September 27th

Please lend your support to our events, especially invite your friends and neighbours along to let them see what we do!

Our Speaker this month was David Skillen, who gave an excellent fact-filled presentation titled "5 years in 50 minutes, the American Civil War".

Next month's speaker on Monday 11th July will be Tony Eaton who will present "The Rudolph Hess Cover Up"

Group Notices :

Interest Groups News:
Freda, our Interest Groups Co-ordinator, advised us that Nigel White will re-start cycling activities for those now keen to get out and about on 2 wheels. Nigel has arranged one ride to Ruislip Lido on June 17th, starting at 10.15 at Ickenham Station, and one for July 1st starting at Uxbridge Civic Centre and riding to Harmondsworth Village. For more details contact Nigel or Freda.

Freda also passed on an offer from Ladygate Bowls Club to use their carpet bowls facility on Thursday mornings in the winter. Contact Freda for more details.

London Walk
Brian Carse brought to our attention the next London Walk on Wednesday July 6th. The walk is called “How London Got Rich”, and the cost will be £8

Rambling
This group is still looking for a new leader and is unable to arrange any walks until someone can help. If you can help contact Alan Hooper or Freda via this website.

The 'Old' Hillingdon u3a Coffee Group
This group will recommence meeting on the 4th Monday of each month from 10.00 to 12.00. This will start on the 27th of June.

Sunday Concerts
Harvey confirmed a programme of 2 concerts at the Royal Festival Hall: one on October 30th focussing on Prokofiev, Wagner and Sibelius, and the next on December 11th with music by Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky. In both cases the cost will be £36. Full details on this website on the Events page.

Visits
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Membership News :

Nothing to report.

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