It is with great sorrow that we say goodbye to Keith Mawdsley. Keith passed away quietly on Sunday 3 October 2021. He really enjoyed the friendships he made as a member of Silhill U3A, fully taking part in activities, holidays and challenge events. He will be greatly missed by us all.
A private family funeral will be held at St Phillips Church, Dorridge. Donations will be gifted to Warren Pearl, Marie Curie Hospice.
Our thoughts are with Barbara and her family at this sad time.

Message from Chair - Rita Bennett - 3rd September 2021
I wish to take this opportunity to thank all members who attended the Extraordinary AGM on Friday 27 August. I also want to thank everyone who sent their apologies. We had a successful meeting enabling a new Committee to be formed to take us through until April 2022, when we will be holding our AGM to elect/re-elect members of the Committee in accordance with our U3A Constitution.

Meanwhile, I am delighted to confirm the following appointments, which commence with immediate effect:

Chair Rita Bennett
Vice Chair Mike Nelson-Smith
Treasurer Dave Badger
Business Secretary Pat Smith

Webmaster Geoff Williams
Membership Secretary Sandra Thursfield
Asst. Membership Secretary Jackie Pardoe
Speaker Organiser Rebecca Jackson

Liaison Officer Wendy Westley
Asst. Webmaster Marylou Jeffs
Event Support Pam Greatrex/Pam Pooley

Subscription Payments - 2021
At the 27th August AGM, Dave Badger confirmed the subscription for the period up to April 2022 will be £12 per person. All payments to be made by cheque for accounting purposes. Please make cheques payable to Silhill U3A.

Computer Training Course Bob Ireland (Widney u3a) is running a new 10 session ONLINE ZOOM computer course at the beginning of September (September 6th) There will be sessions on Monday or Thursday afternoons and participants can join for individual topics if they wish.

Course content can be seen on this link.

on line computer courses

Please contact Bob Ireland (0121 745 6471 or for further details

ARC are offering FREE legal advice to all U3A Members

Telephone No 0344 770 1040
Quote - U3A Legal ~Helpline



As we enjoy so many outings and visits, the committee thought it would be a good idea for us all to have an emergency contact number on our mobile phones. Add ICE and a name, eg ICE Fred and the contact's telephone number to your contact list on your phone. ICE is recognisable as "In Case of Emergency" In case of an accident or emergency your chosen person can be contacted.

Owners of iPhones may wish to download the "iEmergency+" app from the Apple app store, which will enable you to give fuller details.

Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.