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July Newsletter

The July newsletter is here…

You can access the newsletter from this post or from the email the majority of our members will receive by the 14th July 2021.

If you haven’t told us your email address or if it has changed… to avoid missing out send your updated email details to membership@westwoldsu3a.org.

If you would like to make comment on this newsletter or submit an article for the next issue then please send details to newsletter@westwoldsu3a.org by Friday 6th August 2021.

We would really like to hear from you now that u3a events are beginning to take off again

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FRIDAY 23RD JULY ‘THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF AGATHA CHRISTIE’

Once again, Scunthorpe U3A have included us in their Zoom speaker presentation

on Friday 23rd July: ” The curious incident of Agatha Christie”

Time: Jul 23, 2021 at  1.45pm

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83882493179?pwd=OE1VWmNJOGdJcVY1bnQydzkxYTFBQT09

Meeting ID: 838 8249 3179
Passcode: 077472

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Tuesday July13th – Zoom Speaker ‘Masters of Mirth pt 2’

Louth u3a have kindly opened their July speaker by Zoom to us on Tuesday 13th July -apologies for late notification, we have only just received it.

We had Mike Storr some years ago, and this is Part 2:

‘Masters of Mirth :: The Sequel’

An affectionate look at some more of my favourite Music Hall laughter makers

 Including a few new favourite characters – Joyce Grenfell, Stanley Holloway, Cyril Fletcher, Al Read to name but a few, and examples of their acts including their famous monologues.

Topic: Louth U3A Talk Masters of Mirth The Sequel

Time: Jul 13, 2021 02:00 PM London

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86332468161?pwd=b3JYOERSTlNwU3pJOWFoZ2NaQkhiZz09

Meeting ID: 863 3246 8161 Passcode: 324416

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Personal Liability

Personal Safety in South Africa - Travel BlogAs Groups start to meet again there has been some discussion between group convenors and the committee regarding personal liability. As you can imagine this can be perceived as a legal mine field however we hope that we can approach this with an air of common sense without appearing too overbearing.

Wherever we meet it is incumbent upon convenors to make sure the meeting place – home, hall, footpath, garden, cycle way, wherever, is as safe as we can possibly make it however it is your responsibility to take care of your own health and safety when participating in u3a activities, and ensure that any current Government guidelines around Covid are adhered to.

Stay safe – The Committee

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KEEP FIT CLASSES RE-STARTING

KEEP FIT CLASSES

 

ARE RE-STARTING ON THURSDAY JULY 15TH at 10.15am

AT THE FESTIVAL HALL  £1.50 PER SESSION

COVID 19 REQUIRMENTS:

PLEASE WEAR A MASK TO ENTER/LEAVE

BRING YOUR OWN DRINK

MAINTAIN 2M DISTANCE

FETCH AND RETURN YOUR CHAIR

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO SANITISE TOUCH POINTS AFTER THE CLASS

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN!

ALL ACTIVITIES ARE AT OWN RISK

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u3a 40th Anniversary Quilt Competition

40th Anniversary of the u3a movement 2022

In 2022, u3a will celebrate its 40th anniversary and a number of national events are planned throughout the year. Because there are so many Craft groups, there will be a competition to create an Anniversary quilt as a lasting souvenir of the occasion.

This quilt is envisaged as a Moment in History for future generations of u3as, showing engagement by many members, raising local and national profiles and demonstrating the skills and talents of u3a members to the public. It will encourage recruitment and overall awareness and is intended to form part of the u3a Archive in a permanent repository.

From the blocks submitted by u3a members, 40 will be chosen for the Anniversary quilt.

The following rules apply to the creation of the quilt.

u3a Anniversary Quilt competition 2021-2022

RULES

The Anniversary Quilt blocks

  • Each finished block must measure 10×10” and fit within the centre of a square measuring ”12×12”to enable a 1” border around the edge of your design.
  • Preferred material for the block is PFD calico to accommodate a range of sewing techniques (patchwork, appliqué, embroidery, painting, printing and machine embroidery). Embellishments such as beads or raised objects must not be used as these could be damaged by the long arm quilter when the quilt squares are assembled.
  • All materials must be sewn on securely.
  • Your submission must be on the theme of Positive Ageing as demonstrated by the u3a Learn Laugh Live strap-line
  • Your block must have a title which describes the activity depicted.
  • Each contributor must send a photograph, a short biography (maximum 200 words) and a brief description of the design of their block.
  • You will be asked to send your completed block once the competition has closed. Please do not send your completed block at this stage.

Data and copyright for Anniversary quilt

  • Worldwide copyright for the quilt will remain with the author but all entrants must give permission as the author of the submitted square for the Third Age Trust and Third Age Trust Trading Ltd to hold, process and display the work on their website, social media accounts and in other Trust media e.g Third Age Matters magazine, in relation to this competition. You will always be credited alongside your story, if chosen.
  • The Third Age Trust and Third Age Trust Trading Ltd will have the right to edit and publish the submitted work on their websites, social media accounts, in Third Age Matters and/or in an eBook.
  • The Third Age Trust may contact you only in relation to your story and your data will not be used for any other purpose.

Eligibility and submission for the 40th Anniversary quilt

  • The competition is open to current u3a members. For the avoidance of doubt, any entrant must be a member on 15 August 2021and remain a member until the end of 2021.
  • Entry is free but limited to one block per member or u3a Interest group.
  • Entries must be received between 14 August and15 November 2021.
  • You must submit your entry via the online form on the Third Age Trust website, which will be open between these times. You can send a photograph of your block (NOT the finished block at this stage) plus a short biography and a brief description of the design as soon as it is ready, within this window only. Please ensure you submit your entry in good time and preferably not on the last day. Please note that the Third Age Trust can make no allowances for any technical issues which prevent or delay submission e.g. internet problems, and you are encouraged to submit your entry in good time.
  • You will receive information for the despatch of your physical block once the competition has closed.

IMPORTANT

The Judges’ decision is final in all matters. Judges and organisers will not enter into any correspondence/discussion with any entrant.

Any entries not conforming to the above rules and specifications will not be accepted.

 

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Member’s Open Garden

Mulbarton Open Gardens - Big C FundraisingMary Barr is opening her garden

SATURDAY, JULY 3 from 10.30am
Donations for Air Ambulance – give what you can
at Mary’s
Evergreen, Walesby Road, Market Rasen, LN8 3EY and next door at Woodside.
Plants for sale, teas and toilet.

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ZOOM SPEAKER THIS FRIDAY AT 1.45PM

Once again, Scunthorpe u3a have invited us to watch their monthly speaker entitled

‘The Village Lock Up’ on Friday at 1.45pm, details below:

Jun 25, 2021 1:45 pm
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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82284361081?pwd=dnlocVl5cEViRXRyRzhadmFZRHZnUT09

Meeting ID: 822 8436 1081
Passcode: 069904

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Scheduled Meetings

Meetings to go ahead

We have a couple of meetings scheduled in the coming weeks which are not affected by the delayed opening up after lockdown.

Group Convenors – Thursday 24th June 10am. Please let Paul Ettridge know if you can attend or not (groupcoordinator@westwoldsu3a.org)

July General Meeting – Thursday 8th July 10.30. You need to book this meeting if you wish to attend because numbers are limited. Booking arrangements will be coming out next week.

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June Newsletter

The June newsletter is here…

You can access the newsletter from this post or from the email the majority of our members will receive by the 16th June 2021.

If you haven’t told us your email address or if it has changed… to avoid missing out send your updated email details to membership@westwoldsu3a.org.

If you would like to make comment on this newsletter or submit an article for the next issue then please send details to newsletter@westwoldsu3a.org by Friday 2nd July 2021.

We would really like to hear from you during this lockdown period.

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Banda Aceh – After The Wave

This morning our speaker Jim Holmes presented us with a photographic account of the effects of the 2004 tsunami on Banda Aceh, which took the full force of the wave.

Jim has been a professional freelance photographer for 35 years working across the world depicting humanitarian projects run by Oxfam, the United Nations (UNICEF, WHO etc), Save The Children and many other organisations.

The 2004 tsunami was the largest natural disaster in modern times and a quarter of a million people died, which was the largest loss of life outside of world wars. It was no wonder then that Jim was commissioned by UNICEF to document the emergency phase of the relief effort as well as the recovery, and he was there on and off for 4 years.

The photographs chosen showed not only the effects on property and landscape but also the local residents mucking in to rebuild their homes and livelihoods in conjunction with outside agencies.

The human toll can be imagined but Jim did not make this a feature of his talk, but instead gave us a realistic idea of how our donations to these large humanitarian agencies  are used.

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Thursday’s Speaker Invitation

On Thursday 10th June our Speaker will be Jim Holmes, a freelance photographer documenting humanitarian work worldwide, in conjunction with international non-government organisations and charities that manage projects worldwide.

Aceh, After the Wave.

December 2004 saw a massive undersea earthquake send a wave of water over 20 Metres high rushing towards the Sumatran coast, in western Indonesia. Jim was assigned to document the disaster and the massive unfolding relief effort, returning many times over the next 10 years. His dramatic images were used worldwide by Oxfam, the UN and other agencies to illustrate the disaster, the need and the successes of the intervention that saved countless lives.

Here are the details to join this Zoom event:

Topic: ‘After The Wave’ Photographic Presentation.
Time: Jun 10, 2021 10:30 AM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85823645680?pwd=dXQySkRGSm1qSGJHZnYwdU85d3dOQT09

Meeting ID: 858 2364 5680
Passcode: 228952

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June Speaker Zoom Link

On 10th June our Speaker will be Jim Holmes, a freelance photographer documenting humanitarian work worldwide, in conjunction with international non-government organisations and charities that manage projects worldwide.

Aceh, After the Wave.

December 2004 saw a massive undersea earthquake send a wave of water over 20 Metres high rushing towards the Sumatran coast, in western Indonesia. Jim was assigned to document the disaster and the massive unfolding relief effort, returning many times over the next 10 years. His dramatic images were used worldwide by Oxfam, the UN and other agencies to illustrate the disaster, the need and the successes of the intervention that saved countless lives.

Here are the details to join this Zoom event:

Topic: ‘After The Wave’ Photographic Presentation.
Time: Jun 10, 2021 10:30 AM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85823645680?pwd=dXQySkRGSm1qSGJHZnYwdU85d3dOQT09

Meeting ID: 858 2364 5680
Passcode: 228952

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CALLNG ALL QUIZZERS- BUT BE QUICK!

Louth u3a have kindly invited us to join them and other u3a’s in the region for a quiz night on Wednesday 2nd June (yes, this Wednesday!) at 7pm via Zoom.

This event will be for fun and answers self marked by participants; there will be no requirement to reveal your final score.  The link to join is below

Topic: Louth U3A  Special U3A Day Quiz

Time: Jun 2, 2021 07:00 PM London

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87222233699?pwd=WTFRS2VKZWlWKzJJRFJCNW9rUERJQT09

Meeting ID: 872 2223 3699

Passcode: 274200

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