Beeston U3A AGM – Committee 2017-2018

The Committee 2017- 2018 is:

NAME POSITION EMAIL
Sue Blackley Chair chair@beestonu3a.org.uk
Margot Gale Vice Chair/Membership Secretary margot.gale@hotmail.co.uk
Richard Eddleston Business Secretary riedd@btinternet.com
Malcolm Brookbanks Treasurer treasurer@beestonu3a.org.uk
Chris Chater Group Coordinator  johnchater1@sky.com
Lucy Beardsley Speaker Seeker/ Outings Organiser lucybrdsly@yahoo.co.uk
Celia Billau Communications Officer communications@beestonu3a.org.uk
Marie Potts Communications Officer editor@beestonu3a.org.uk
Elizabeth Le Marchant Brock Minutes Secretary eliz3le2ma1b@btinternet.com
Breda Cooper Committee Member bredacooper@btinternet.com
Stephen Austin Publicity Officer stephen.austin@ntlworld.com
Jo Muxlow Social Treasurer jomuxlow@btinternet.com
Janis Patterson Events Organiser  janis_patterson@sky.com

May 2017

For details of the AGM click on this link

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Next Open Meeting Thursday 5 October 2017

Beeston U3A’s open meetings take place on the first Thursday of each month at Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Beeston.

Please be aware that the Public Car Park at Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, is now Pay and Display. You must obtain a ticket from the machine or you will receive a Parking Fine

Thursday 5 October 2017. Kurt Hatton. Nottingham Civic Society.

The meeting will begin at 10.30 – coffee will be available as normal from 10.00.

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Group News Stop Press

Stop Press information on Groups – Possible New Groups (Astronomy, Medieval History Group, Second Medium Walks Group,  Beginners Recorder Group), New Groups (‘Between The Covers Book Group’, Fifth Book Group, Beginners, German Group, German Conversation Group, Beginners Greek Group, Beginners Italian Group, Needles and Wool Group, Learn to Program with U3A, Psychology and Sociology, Beeston Real Ale Group, Searching Antiques Group), Current Groups (Ambling, Architecture Group, Art History, Bowls, Buddies, Family History/Genealogy, French Conversation, Garden Visits, History Group, Long Walks, Lunch Groups, Mah-Jong, Murder Book Group, Poetry Group, Practical Gardening Group, Quiz Group, Readers Rendezvous, SALI Dancers (International Dance Group), Scottish Country Dancing, Scrabble, Let’s Right Shakespeare Group, Singing for Fun, Table Tennis Groups, What The Papers Say, Writing for Pleasure).

For the full list of Groups and when and where they meet look on the Groups page. 
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September 2017 Open Meeting Announcements

Click on September 2017 Open Meeting Announcements to see the presentation running at the meeting.

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September 2017 Newsletter

Click on Newsletter No. 26 September 2017 to read it.

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Beeston U3A Bulletin No. 2

Click on Beeston U3A Bulletin No. 2

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Beeston U3A Forum

If you would like to propose a new Group or would like to make a suggestion to improve the running of Beeston U3A, you can do this on this website. Click on this link  and fill in the form.

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Beeston U3A Writing For Pleasure Short Story Competition 2017

This is the first time that Beeston U3A has launched a Short Story writing competition.

The theme of the short story:

We would like you to take any song title and to use it as the inspiration for your story.

It can be any genre.

Please note: there is no copyright attached to using the name of a song. However, you must not use the words of the song in your writing as they belong to whoever owns the copyright.

The competition is open to every member of Beeston U3A whether they belong to the writing group or not. We are aware that our group does not have a monopoly on creative writing and there may be budding authors in our community who do not wish to belong to our group but who would love to “give it a go”.

This competition will also be open to writing groups in our cluster U3As (Long Eaton, Stapleford and Ilkeston).

Click on Beeston U3A Writing For Pleasure Short Story Competition 2017 for full details.

Please note that it is not a competition for professionals. Please do not enter if you have earned £300 or more from short story writing. Also, please do not enter a story that has been a winner in another competition.

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Forthcoming U3A Trips

Please note that full payment must be made at the time of booking and, should you cancel, monies will only be refunded if you have found someone to take your place.

Thursford Spectacular

15/16 November 2017

A limited number of tickets have been allocated to us for this Christmas 2017 visit.  In order to secure these tickets we must have definite numbers.

This involves an overnight stay at Caley Hall Hotel, Old Hunstanton.  Dinner, bed and breakfast £159 per person, £22.00 single room supplement.

Thursford Spectacular Booking Form 2017

6 Places Available

Charles Hanson’s Auction House

Further visit to Charles Hanson’s Auction House to see Bargain Hunt being filmed

Thursday 23 November 2017.

All details costings etc are the same as 20 July 2017.

Charles Hanson Auction House Booking Form November 2017

New: Visit to Southern Ireland

22 April 2018 to 27 April 2018.
6 days, 5 nights.

DAY 1 TRAVEL – FISHGUARD – ROSSLARE.  OVERNIGHT STAY IN  WATERFORD.

DAY 2 WATERFORD – VISIT WATERFORD CRYSTAL.  TRAVEL TO BRAY VIA WICKLOW MOUNTAINS.

DAY 3 BRAY – DAY AT LEISURE YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO  EXPLORE THE AREA.

DAY 4 DUBLIN – TOUR GUIDE ON COACH – ADDITIONAL CHARGE TO BE ADVISED. FOLLOWED BY FREE TIME, THEN  RETURN TO HOTEL IN BRAY BY COACH.

DAY 5 POWERSCOURT HOUSE, WATERFALL AND GARDENS. RETURN TO HOTEL IN BRAY

DAY 6 TRAVEL –  VIA DUBLIN – HOLYHEAD  RETURN HOME TO NOTTINGHAMSHIRE.

COST: £419.00 pp . (SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT £145.00 pp) – Bed, breakfast and evening meal.

Southern Ireland Booking Form 2018

Hodsock Priory
Wednesday 9 May 2018

Visit Hodsock Priory, near Blyth for a guided tour of the House followed by light luncheon and the opportunity to see the bluebells in flower.

Cost – £29.75p per person. This includes coach fare, refreshments on arrival, tour of House and light luncheon.

Limited number of places.

Bluebells at Hodsock 2018 Booking Form

Further visits are being planned for 2017.

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