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Take a look at our Spanish groups’ newsletter for December here . It’s full of festive interest and information about all of our groups.
If you’re not in a Spanish language group you’re welcome to grab a cuppa and enjoy a good read. If you come across anything in Spanish then use a smartphone to translate it. It’s surprisingly easy. If you’re not sure how to do this then maybe consider joining the AI (Artificial Intelligence) Group in the New Year to learn a new skill.
You can access the newsletter from this post or from the email the majority of our members will receive by the 7th November 2023
If you haven’t told us your email address or if it has changed… to avoid missing out send your updated email details to email@example.com.
If you would like to make comment on this newsletter or submit an article for the next issue then please send details to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 1st December 2023.
We would really like to hear from you about any events your groups are involved in. The Newsletter is only as good as the articles submitted by members. We relish any feedback.
Here are the photos of the month chosen from our October theme of ‘Derelict’ plus a monthly favourite as voted on by the group. Each month we choose a challenging theme to go out and take photos to suit. This month we also had a technical challenge of a short 3-10 second video using our cameras or phones. These can be seen on our challenge page shown below.
If you are interested in Photography, why not join us at the New Life Church on the first Monday of the month.
For further photos taken by our group through the months go to our challenge page https://westwoldsu3a.org/?page_id=8458
Favourite of the Month
Silver Birch Trees
Derelict vehicle in Namibia
If any Conveners or members have electrical equipment that they need to use in any hired venue such as the Festival Hall or New Life church or any other halls for their group activities, these need to be PAT tested every year i.e. electrically safety tested.
We have set up a date of Wed 15th November in the Committee Room at the Festival Hall between 09:00 and 12:00., but please try to come as early as possible, because if the Testing finishes early the engineer doing it will be able to get away.
If you are unable to get to the Hall on this date, please arrange to get your equipment to me beforehand,
contact me on 01673 842088,
or email email@example.com
Terry Francis, Treasurer
Those of you who attended Martin Fish’s excellent presentation in October will recall his wife took some pictures of him giving us a talk for their new website. I now have a couple of those pictures and will put them in the December newsletter.
I also informed you that Martin had offered us a copy of his own monthly newsletter which includes a very useful list of tasks to do in the garden now. I attach the first one for our group which is out now. I hope you enjoy it. There is also an opportunity to enjoy his new podcasts and we might hear him as a gardening expert on Lincolnshire BBC radio.
The new Architecture Group had their first meeting this week, attended by six people. We agreed to meet every two months and each person would deliver a presentation on a subject of their choice followed by a discussion.
The next meeting will be on Thursday 30th November at 2pm with a presentation on the architect Lesley William Green. The January presentation will be delivered by David Oliver on Early English Gothic. For more information about the group please email David Oliver.
Click here to see the November 2023 newsletter for our Spanish groups. It’s written in English and is of interest to all U3A members.
Take a look at the Spanish groups newsletter for the month ahead. There’s plenty of general interest so you don’t have to be in a Spanish group to enjoy this and you don’t have to be able to speak Spanish. If you do, then there’s a fabulous report in two languages to try on the first page over a coffee..
Our AGM will be held on 9th November at the Festival Hall at 9.45 for 10.30. We would appreciate it if you could try to attend as we are legally obliged to have a certain percentage in attendance to vote on key items, and it is your chance to ask any questions. If we cannot reach the required number of members present, we would have to reschedule the AGM on another date.
Attached is information that we must circulate to the membership in advance; it consists of the Agenda, Annual Report, Examined Accounts, last year’s AGM Minutes and proposed Committee members. This information will be posted on our website also.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Sharon Rupp – Secretary
On behalf of the Committee
Click here to see the October 2023 newsletter for our Spanish groups. It’s written in English and is of interest to all U3A members. Why not take a look? It’ll give you a flavour of how our groups run.
Take a look at everything on offer in all our Spanish groups for the month ahead. We really are a lively bunch and we love spreading the word about the enjoyment we get from our u3a community. There are groups for all abilities.