Preston Park

NEWS

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Patchwork and Quilting Sale

The generous members of our patchwork group have made three beautiful quilts.

Caroline and Fiona (on behalf the others) are putting these up for sale for charity. They will be on display at the general meeting and they are open to offers over a minimum price, the proceeds will go to a charity of your choice.

Come along to our General Meeting on 9th May at Knoyle Hall and take a look. If you are not able to get to a meeting, please contact Chair for more information.

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MONTHLY UPDATE

Read our May Update with lots of ideas for new activities and groups that may interest you, and links to national u3a news and events.

Click on 2024 MAY UPDATE under Links for our latest Update.

Each Update will remain on our Links page for two further months to enable members to refer back while the news is still relevant.

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CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Enjoying Preston Park u3a? Want to give something back?
As a group run by members for members, there are always opportunities to volunteer in the running of our u3a. At present we are looking for members for the following roles:

Speaker Secretary - to organise and liaise with speakers for our monthly general meetings

Hall Stewards - to help set up and clear up Knoyle Hall for our monthly general meetings

Digital Archivist - to set up a digital archive of important records of our u3a.

Please contact Chair for more information.

Group Leaders
If you are interested in helping set up a new interest or activity group, then please contact an Interest Group Co-ordinator: Philip Haughey, Liz Rugg or Carol Jenkins.

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u3a NATIONAL EVENTS

National u3a Summer Festival
The first national u3a Summer Festival will take place in York from 18th to 20th July. For details and to book go to www.u3a.org.uk/events/festival-2024.

South East u3a Forum Summer School
You can now book courses on offer at the South East u3a Forum’s Summer School from Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th September 2024 at Chichester University. See SouthEastu3aForum Summer School.

Online learning events
u3a members can join a wide range of online talks, workshops and courses for free with their membership. They are hosted on Zoom. See what’s coming up and book at u3a Third Age Trust Learn online.

There are some 'How to Guides' for using Zoom and other tools if you are unfamiliar with them.

You can also sign up to the events mailing to get details of monthly online events sent straight to your inbox.

These events are very popular - it pays to book early.

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