Lancaster & Morecambe

News

The news page includes announcements of immediate relevance and information about upcoming events of interest.

Further Learning and local events

Some sources of information and opportunities for further learning and local events that may be of interest to our members are listed here - News Link.

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August Calendar Erratum

Please note that the date for the September meeting of Friday Art is Friday, 2nd September and not Thursday, 3rd September as stated in the Calendars circulated with the August Newsletters.

The online calendar (accessed through the Members Portal) is showing the correct date.

Hadrian's Wall Event 2023

We have received an email from u3a National office asking for ideas and help in taking advantage of the Hadrian's Wall Event 2023 to raise the profile of the u3a. Here is an extract.

“We are hoping to attract many u3as, interest groups, or individual members to an event probably in May next year showcasing u3a activities on and around Hadrian’s Wall. Judging from early comments, it could appeal to many different types of activities grouped together at different locations, using the Wall as a background or platform. There are plans to video the event using drones, and to create maximum national publicity to help raise the national profile of the movement.”

The full text with more information and contact details is available in this pass worded link.
Hadrians Wall

Lancaster and Morecambe u3a History Group

The Group is organising a full day trip, open to any L&M u3a member, to Leeds on Tuesday, 9 August 2022 at a cost of £15 per person. They are suggesting many interesting and educational sites that you may wish to visit such as the Art Gallery, the eclectic City Museum, the Royal Armouries Museum and the Thackray Medical Museum. For a fuller explanation, and details of how to book a place, follow this link History Group Leeds Trip.

Southport Flower Show Visit

Our u3a Gardening Group has organizing a day trip to the 2022 Southport Flower Show on Thursday, 18 August 2022.
This is open for all our u3a members. The cost is £30 per person

Lots of exciting details can be found here: Details of Flower Show

Your booking form with travel times, contact details and pick-up points is here: Booking Form for the Flower Show

German Improvers (formerly Everyday German)

We shall continue to meet via ZOOM on Tuesday afternoons 2-3 p.m. and would welcome new members.
This group would be suitable for those wishing to renew their knowledge of both spoken and written German, but at the moment feel a little "rusty" or in need of more help with the mysteries of German word order and structures. Please get in touch with me, Margaret Ives. Click here for details German Contact (pass worded).

German Beginners

I am now exploring the possibility of starting this group face-to-face at St. Paul’s Parish Hall, if there are enough people interested.
If those who previously expressed an interest would get in touch again, this would be helpful.
If anyone else would like further details, please contact me, Margaret Ives.
Click here for details German Contact (pass worded).

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Current Group Meetings
As we continue to open up from the Coronavirus restrictions our group meetings sometimes change at short notice. For the most up to date information and to confirm details of any meetings you wish to attend, please check the latest details on the Members Portal - Calendar of meetings and events. Or contact your group leader.

Some of our meeting venues are imposing limits on the number of people we can have in their rooms. Where this is an issue group leaders are requesting that you book your place with them.

Help with Presentations
Are you thinking of doing a presentation to one of our u3a groups (face-to-face or Zoom) but feeling a little uncertain about how to go about it?
Don Walker is very happy to help anyone with a presentation. Please contact him by email Don Walker for help and advice.

Speakers for General Meetings
We need suitable external speakers for our monthly meetings next year who are not members of our u3a.
Are you aware of any speakers who could provide an interesting, enthralling talk that would be suitable for a monthly meeting? If you are aware of somebody, then please pass on their details to me together with the topic and type of talk that they can provide.

Elizabeth-Battersby Hill - u3a Secretary

News Bulletins
The Newsletter and Diary will be sent out to all members with internet access and by post to those members who have chosen this option.

Recent News Bulletins and Newsletter can be accessed from the 'Links' column at the right of this page. A password is required to access the web version and this can be found on the email accompanying any recent Newsletter mailing. The latest Newsletter is 07 Newsletter - July 2022.

Volunteers Needed for our u3a
Our u3a is looking for volunteers to support the u3a in a variety of ways.
Specifically, we need volunteers with any of the following:
1. an interest in computers and technology
2. an interest in Diversity, Inclusion and Access Coordinator
3. publicity
4. problem solving and organising
If you can help, please contact the Chair.