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THIS IS A COPY OF THE CHAIRMAN'S EMAIL SENT TO ALL MEMBERS ON 11 JUNE 2019
This is the first of what I hope become regular emails sent to all Ravenshead U3A members for whom we have email addresses. I will let you know about forthcoming events and trips, about interest groups and I also want to include other relevant U3A information. I hope you find these emails helpful.  

1.WELCOMERS

Would you be able to join our team who welcome members and visitors to our monthly meetings? If you would like to do this from time to time please let me or a committee member know.


2.BLACK COUNTRY LIVING MUSEUM - Thursday 15 August 2019
NOW SOLD OUT

£21.50 includes bus.

Depart Sherwood Ranger 8.30 a.m.

Leaving Dudley approx. 3 p.m.

This is an open air museum of rebuilt historic buildings on a 26 acre site in Dudley, West Midlands. See the village, chat to charismatic residents, ride trams, play games, see things being made.

Please contact Chris Dean on 01623 792004 


3.AFTERNOON TEA ON SUNDAY 11 AUGUST 3.30 P.M. at THE CENTRE AT ST. PETER'S

Catering by Ann Mills

Live entertainment

You are welcome to bring your own alcohol and glasses

Special dietary requirements to be notified in advance

Tickets, priced £8 per person, are available at monthly meetings and Coffee & Conversation from Sue Owen and Maria Gabrielczyk


4.RAVENSHEAD U3A QUIZ NIGHT (WITH FISH AND CHIP SUPPER)

Friday 20th September 7.00 p.m. Ravenshead Village Hall

Tickets: £8.00

Tickets for the Ravenshead U3A Quiz night are now on sale and will be available at the meetings in July and August if not sold out by then (there are a limited number of places!). Please bring a cheque, made payable to Ravenshead U3A Social Account or cash, to the value of the number of tickets required.

Tickets available from Judith Moore and Alan Walker.

The quiz night is designed to be for RU3A members only, and as such you do not need to be part of a ‘team’. However, on the night, it will be best to group together in fours in order to work together on the ‘table quizzes’ and also for us to plan for prizes.

Please note that the Village Hall bar will be available at this event.

We do hope you can make it!

Judith & Terry Moore (Ravenshead U3A committee)


5.CHRISTMAS LUNCH

Please reserve Tuesday 17 December for the Ravenshead U3A Christmas Lunch which again will take place at Portland College. We will have more information about this function later in the year.


6.BOWLS GROUP

This group is looking for members to boost their number.

The group meets in the large hall at the Ravenshead Leisure Centre every Monday 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

The cost per session is £2.50 pp.  
Sets of bowls are provided and instruction will be given to beginners.
It is hoped that both ladies and gentlemen will be interested in joining this group.

For more information, please speak to Ian Crowe on 01623 795153


7.THURSDAY WALKING GROUP

You are invited to join this group every 4th Thursday afternoon.

Maximum length of walks 5 miles.

If you are interested speak to Graham Munro or Paul Craddock.

You will find full details on our website 1-2 weeks in advance of the date of a walk.


8.AGEING WELL CONFERENCE

I attach a poster showing full details of the Ageing Well Conference which is being held on Saturday 19 October at Nottingham University. This is being organised by the Nottinghamshire Network of U3As and tickets are on sale now.


9.NEWSLETTER FROM THE THIRD AGE TRUST

I would like to tell you about the newsletter which Sam Mauger, Chief Executive of the Third Age Trust, emails each month to all members who sign up to receive it. The Third Age Trust is the national representative body for The University of Third Age movement in the UK and provides a wide range of support and advice services to U3As.

Sam’s newsletter contains news about the U3A movement and members’ stories.  

In order to receive your copy of this newsletter please follow this link and complete the form: https://www.u3a.org.uk/newsletter

The Third Age Trust website itself provides a great deal of interesting and useful information. The link to it https://www.u3a.org.uk/ can also be found on our website. All sections of the website can be accessed by all members – it is necessary simply to register giving your name and the name of the U3A to which you belong.

Best wishes

Maria Gabrielczyk

Chairman