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The next Open Meeting will take place on Thursday 4 July 2019. at Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Beeston.
Coffee will be served from 10.00am with a talk starting at10.30am from Dr. John Dornan: “Shackleton”, Polar explorer with a mission and a hidden secret.
To comply with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (GDPR) Beeston U3A has adopted new policies as recommended by the National U3A.
Following the 2019 AGM on 2 May 2019, the Committee 2019-2020 is:
|Sue Blackley||Vice Chair/Speaker Seekeremail@example.com|
|Alison Wilson||Membership Secretaryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Anne Pinnock||Joint Group Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|Kathy Shipway||Joint Group Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jo Muxlow||Social Fund Treasureremail@example.com|
|Lucy Beardsley||Outings Organiserfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Elaine Neville||Events Organiseremail@example.com|
|Celia Billau||Communications Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
See 2019 AGM page.
New Groups News
We, Anne Pinnock and Kathy Shipway, are introducing ourselves as your new Groups Co-ordinators.
Beeston U3A now has about 80 interest groups, so hopefully, there should always be something that you like the idea of trying out.
However, we are always keen to hear from you about any suggestions you have for setting up new groups. Once a new group idea has been approved by the committee, the next step is to advertise it on the monthly rolling notices, in order to start compiling a list of interested people. We then usually organise a meeting for those people to get together to discuss the best way forward to get the group up and running. We always try to encourage a team approach to running a group, so that the responsibility doesn’t fall on to just one person.
Groups that are currently in the early stages of development are: Backgammon; Tennis; Yoga (not beginners); Croquet; Chess; Cinema Visits; and Calligraphy.
If you are interested in any of these groups, or have a suggestion for a new group, please email us at email@example.com
Stop Press information on Groups – Possible New Groups and Established New Groups.
Our established groups are:
Ambling, American History, Architecture, Art gallery visits, Art history appreciation 1&2, Badminton, Beeston real ale group (BRAG), Birdwatching, Murder book group, Book group 1, Book group 4, Between the covers, Book group 5, The 5th chapter, Book group Readers’ rendezvous, Bowls, Bridge, Buddies, Canasta, Calligraphy, Chess, Cinema & film, Craft, Exploring spirituality, Family history/genealogy, French conversation, Garden visits, German conversation, German for beginners, History, International dance, Italian, Jazz appreciation, Knit, crochet & natter, Latin, Latin for beginners, Lunch groups 1&2, Mah-Jong, Music, Philosophy & religion, Photography, Play reading, Poetry appreciation, Practical art, Practical gardening, Psychology & sociology, Quiz, Recorders, Rummikub, Science, Scottish country dancing, Scrabble, Self help art group, Singing for fun, Shakespeare (formerly Let’s Right Shakespeare), Spanish conversation, Table tennis 1,2,3 & 4, Theatre outings, Ukelele 1&2, Understanding the landscape, Walks long, Walks medium 1&2, Walks short, What the papers say, Whist, Wine appreciation 1,2&3, Writing for pleasure, Yoga.
Every year the U3A holds a conference at the East Midlands Conference Centre at the University of Nottingham. The AGM is held on Thursday 29th August at 11.30 and members are invited to apply to attend this if they wish, and attendance is free of charge. Some members of the committee will attend the whole conference as there are also workshops which help to develop the skills and experience of the team to help them run Beeston U3A. It’s rather nice that it’s only down the road for us, whereas other delegates come from all over the UK to attend! Watch out for reports coming from the conference about how the U3A Trust is developing and what discussions emerge.
Go to the following link for more information on how to book your place at the AGM: https://conference.u3a.org.uk/
Britain’s biggest Indoor International Tattoo, with over 1,200 performers, is returning to Arena Birmingham in 2019 bringing together marching bands, exciting displays and culminating in the spectacular Grand Finale featuring all performers in a spectacle of pomp and pageantry.
International Marching Bands will joining with our own British Military Bands in a three-hour spectacle for all the family. Sharing the Arena with the musicians during the event will be a range of spectacular displays including Royal Air Force Cosford Queen’s Colour, the RNMRC Field Gun Competition, the United Kingdom Disco Display Team and the Parade of Massed Standards, to name but a few.
Cost £48.00 per person.
See Birmingham Tattoo Booking Form for full details.
Travel to Derngate, Northampton, to visit the house designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
The cost is £21 dependent on numbers.
For full details see Derngate Booking Form
This trip is now full.
Our membership year changed to start from 1st April for the year ending 31st March 2020, so that we were in line with the financial year. We had membership cards printed for all our current members prior to doing the renewals and these are being collected on payment of the £15 fee. For those who pay online, the card can be collected at a separate desk in the church. Continue reading
Nottingham River Cruise
Cost £28 per person
Afternoon tea included (waiter service). Sample menu: Selection of freshly made sandwiches with salad garnish and crisps. Warm scones, clotted cream and jam. Tea and coffee. Vegetarian options available on request.
Early booking required in order to retain boat booking.
See River Cruise Booking Form for full details.