Newmarket

NEWS

FROM THE CHAIRMAN

Tim Young And so, we are into a new year and a new decade. It is a little late to be offering best wishes for the new year, but nonetheless I hope that all our members will enjoy a successful year.

You will receive information about all our activities and especially our new plans in other places in the newsletter so here I would just like to record my thanks to the members who are working very hard to develop both existing and new activities for Newmarket U3A. Our two new sub-committees, Activities and Publicity, have been developing a range of ideas for the future. Some of these will have already begun by the time you get this newsletter, others are planned for National U3A Day at the beginning of June, while others, would you believe, are on the drawing board for next November and December. Meanwhile our regular programme of Speaker Meetings is planned through to the end of 2020: you can see the whole programme on the EVENTS page of our ‘new-look’ website. So lots to look forward to.

Speaking of the website, I hope that you have received information in one way or another of our new session entitled 2ND TUESDAY – because its on the second Tuesday of the month – and that you will find at least some part of the variety of activities of use to you. This session is at Exning Road Club from 10.00 – 12.00 on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Thanks to the work of Kath Gifkins and our colleagues at Exning Road Club, I am delighted to tell you that your refreshments, (tea or coffee), at all our Exning Road Club meetings are now available to you at no charge. The opportunity for you to meet and chat with other members is very important and I hope that this innovation will promote relaxed well-being among us all.

As you have heard, this is the last newsletter before we move to a more magazine-style quarterly presentation. We look forward to the new style and content which will include much more about our members and their U3A activities.

Best wishes for 2020.

Tim Young 01638 612216

Click here for the Calendar for January 2020.

The website for Newmarket U3A is u3asites.org.uk/newmarket . Please consult it regularly since we use it to let you know of changes in venues, dates etc. and to post information. We are part of THE THIRD AGE TRUST.

NB The simplest way to find us is just to search Newmarket U3A

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SPEAKER MEETINGS

Currently held on the last Monday of the month at 2.30pm at Exning Road Club.

There is NO meeting in December, but the meetings will start again on January 27th when Mike Shave will talk about Honeybees and Beekeeping. Mike has been a beekeeper for about 16 years with between 12-15 hives, the majority of which are located in Bury St Edmunds. The good news is that, subject to availability, Mike usually brings along a few jars of raw honey produced.

Niddy Walpole 01353 721144