Hythe & Dibden

Groups

To be a member of an Interest Group, you must be a current member of Hythe & Dibden U3A.

Groups are formed by the members and led by someone in the group who has a particular knowledge, interest or experience in that subject. The idea is to learn together.
Some groups meet in members homes and some groups need to hire rooms for their activities. The cost of any activity is shared by the participating members.

Hythe & Dibden U3A is a relatively new group and we are keen to extend the range of subjects and activities available to our members. If you have an idea for a new Interest Group please contact Tim Parsons via the CONTACT button.

Starting an interest group is easy.

All you have to do is:-

Contact Tim Parsons or any member of the Executive Committee and they will be happy to raise the new interest or activity at the next monthly meeting and ensure that there is a sign up form available for anyone to join the group.

Ideally as the instigator of the group you, or someone you know, will be the convenor of the group, or a couple of members can work together or take it in turns. This sounds like an arduous task but it only involves asking a few questions of the group and sending out an email or two a month about future meetings.

If your group is of general interest and doesn’t need someone with specialist knowledge you can spread the tasks amongst the group and get everyone involved. The group can start off with just 3 or 4 people, and at each main U3A meeting more members can be encouraged to join.

To develop an interest group in something more specific, that you don’t know much about, you can hire (free of charge plus postage) CDs/DVDs or obtain online advice from the U3A National Office – www.u3a.org.uk/resources.
Local libraries are also very helpful in finding books that will help you read up on a subject and, of course, there is the internet. If 2 or 3 of you are interested you can all research then share your new knowledge. We can also ask members at monthly meetings or put a request in the newsletter to see if anyone has any specialist knowledge to share. If you need a tutor that person must come from the H&D U3A as we are not permitted to employ anyone on a regular basis.

So if you have a burning desire to explore a subject further contact Tim Parsons via the contacts page.

Group List
Board games, cards & Scrabble
Tuesday p.m.
Meeting every third Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
Meeting every third Tuesday
Book Club
Monday a.m.
4th Monday, Library meeting ro
Monday a.m.
4th Monday, Library meeting ro
Chess
 To be arranged. Members House
 To be arranged. Members HouseCrafting
Wednesday a.m.
Meets 1st week of month
Wednesday a.m.
Meets 1st week of month
Creative Writing
 To be arranged. Members House
 To be arranged. Members HouseDays Out
 Ad Hoc depending on venue
 Ad Hoc depending on venue
French conversation
Tuesday p.m.
First & third of month
Tuesday p.m.
First & third of month
Gardening
 Held over until Spring 2020
 Held over until Spring 2020
History
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday of month
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday of month
Keep Moving
Wednesday p.m.
Wednesday afternoons, twice a
Wednesday p.m.
Wednesday afternoons, twice a
Lunches out
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly week before main meeti
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly week before main meeti
Painting
Monday a.m.
1st and 3rd Mon of the month
Monday a.m.
1st and 3rd Mon of the month
Petanque
Friday a.m.
Meets weekly at The Glen
Friday a.m.
Meets weekly at The Glen
Singalong
Tuesday p.m.
To be arranged. Members House
Tuesday p.m.
To be arranged. Members House
Social Cycling
 Monthly, as arranged
 Monthly, as arrangedSunday Lunches
Sunday p.m.
Ad hoc as and when arranged
Sunday p.m.
Ad hoc as and when arranged
Trail Walking
 Ad hoc to suit group
 Ad hoc to suit groupWalking
 Lead by a Group member
 Lead by a Group member
Wine Appreciation
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly, 7.00pm Members house
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly, 7.00pm Members house
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayBook Club   History   Painting    
Tuesday Board games, cards & Scrabble   French conversation   Singalong  
WednesdayCrafting   Lunches out   Keep Moving   Wine Appreciation  
FridayPetanque    
Sunday Sunday Lunches