Warwick District


Evelyn Harley, our founder member, will be 90 on August 20th. We send all good wishes for a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Thank you to Chris Venn, for helping Vic make us THIS good!
This is the full title of the photograph on the right - but it wouldn't fit in the available space! The Folk Dancing group wanted to include this photo as a tribute to Chris Venn, who is retiring as one of the leaders of the group. Photograph taken by Chris Nichols, one of the callers and one of Vic's group assistants.

The Pond of Poetry Click here if you want to find out about the latest installation by the Woolpack Group.

Maggie Watts is the Trips organiser for WDU3A. Her home telephone number has been changed, and will be published in the next edition of Info magazine, number 151. If you need to contact her, please use her mobile number or click here to send her an email. Maggie Watts

In Memoriam

Proposed trip to Tuscany and Umbria 6 days, 5 nights, 10th-15th May 2020 - £799.00 pp, £99.00 single supplement.
EasyJet flights Luton/Pisa/Luton (flight times to be confirmed) staying at 3* Hotel Villa Ricci located in Chianciano Terme, Tuscany: on 2 days half board and 3 days B & B, with optional farewell dinner in local restaurant or Tuscan farmhouse. U.K. Airport transfers from Warwick included.
Visiting Pienza (where parts of "The English Patient" were filmed), Siena, Florence, Perugia and Assisi. Flight times permit visiting Pisa.
Please let me know if you wish to register your interest in this trip and I will let you have full details and a booking form when they have been prepared.

Jean Hardwick 494147

Friendly badminton club, meeting at Warwick Gates 8pm most Mondays, urgently needs new players for mixed doubles. Neither age nor ability a barrier but not suitable for complete beginners. For further information, please ring Judith or Chris Nichols on 887096.

WDU3A rambles
The number of maps of walking routes in our map bank is now over 330. Maps can be downloaded and printed from our website. The address is below. WDU3A has paid the copyright fee.
These routes and many others can be downloaded to your smartphone from:
Derek Darby, SatNav Ramblers

Date for your diaries
Our Christmas market trip this year will be to Lincoln. There will be more details
in the October edition of Info but the date to note is Friday, 6th December.

Blood Brothers - know as the "Standing Ovation" musical!
Birmingham Hippodrome, 10th October 2019
See Events for further details.

Trip to Middleton Hall and Tamworth
18th September 2019
Tamworth and Middleton Hall
This trip is being organised. See Events for details.
If you are interested, contact Maggie Watts.

Tutankhamun and the Roaring Twenties: Friday 15th November 2019
Fuller details of this excursion are to be found on the website under Events, but here are the salient details.
9.00am Leave Warwick, allowing us time to arrive at the National Army Museum at midday
12.00 - Blue badge guide will meet us at the National Army Museum
12.00-13.30 - lunch (not included in the price - the café at the National Army Museum has been recommended)
13.30 - rejoin coach for drive through Kensington and Chelsea discovering places of importance during the
Roaring Twenties and some history of that time.
16.00 - Saatchi Museum for the Tutankhamun Exhibition.
18.30 - Back to coach for return to Warwick.
Cost will be £53 pp and cheques should be made payable to Warwick District U3A and sent to Maggie as usual - see Info for contact details.
Click here for further information Events

Leamington Lip Reading Course Would you like to learn to lip read? Click on the link to find out about a course in Leamington which starts in September 2019.

Chance to volunteer - Hill Close Gardens

Citizens Advice Appeal

Now or Never - click here if you are interested in helping to clear litter where you live.
WDU3A Litter picking

Public Speaking
Do you want to learn how to speak in public? Click on the link to find out more.

UCL Memory research project
A MailChimp was sent out about this. If you are able to assist in this project, please see these documents and contact Elnaz Gultekin, whose details are in the first one:
UCL Memory research information sheet
UCL Memory research Ethics approval

Royal Leamington Spa Neighbourhood Development Plan 2019
Consultation on the above is taking place and comments need to be provided by August 12th. Please see Leamington Development Plan for more details.

Claim a Power of Attorney refund
Did you know that if you have set up a Power of Attorney you may be able to claim a refund of part of your application fee? You are eligible for a refund if you applied to register a power of attorney from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2017.

This applies to lasting powers of attorney (LPA) and enduring powers of attorney (EPA).
You must claim your refund by 1 February 2021.

For more information please look at https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund.

The Arts Society Leamington Spa

Music to my ears - click here to find out more about the guide to music in Warwick, Leamington and beyond.

British Heart Foundation appeal for help

Tools with a Mission
Are you getting rid of old garden tools? Then click on the link, and see how you can give them a very useful second life.

== Group News ==

Italian for Absolute Beginners
If there is sufficient interest, we will form a new group to learn Italian. This is designed to allow members with no knowledge of Italian whatsoever to learn together in a friendly environment. The group will meet in members' homes once a fortnight, on Monday mornings between 10.30 and 12.30. If you are interested, please contact Jean Evans on 494857.

Spanish Beginners 3
With effect from 9th May, this group will be known as "Spanish Beginners".

Garden Group 2 is looking for new members
Leader Dee Broquard (Phone no. in Info)
We are an established group (started 15 years ago) but welcome new members who like to visit gardens near and far, share gardening tips and ideas, swap plants and seeds, learn about plants and design, and enjoy sociable lunches out in members' gardens or at a restaurant. We meet fortnightly on Wednesdays: sometimes for just a morning trip car sharing, or on occasion a full day out by coach.
If you would like to come along on Wednesday February 20th at 10.30 to meet us and see what we will be doing in 2019 please give me a ring.

Handbell Ringing Group
If anyone is interested in joining a proposed handbell ringing group, or knows of a set of handbells available to borrow in the first instance, please contact Sheena Harris 257119