When renewing your membership it is important you:
1. Download the application form from this website, or request a copy by e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Jane Guy on 0797 1277 482
2. Complete the application form in full and post it to Jane Guy at 14 Jubilee Ave., Faldingworth, LN8 3FF or hand it to her at one of our monthly meetings. If handing to another committee member for passing to Jane please let Jane know it is coming to avoid being chased.
3. Pay your fee, (£11 for an Associate member (i.e. if you belong to another u3a group), £17 for a single membership and £31.50 for a joint membership). How to pay is clearly stated on the application form.
A new Discussion Group is to meet every third Thursday in the month in the white Swan Market Rasen in the dinning area.
The group discusses a topic of the day chosen at the previous meeting.
A group member will introduce things and leads the meeting into the discussion. Topics discussed for example could be the latest fuel crisis, why did it happen, how could it have been avoided, who’s fault was it , how did it effect you.
The group will be informal and friendly and we will take the opportunity to have plenty of tea and coffee or, if fancied, something stronger. It is not a debating society. Numbers are limited to 10 to maintain the conviviality of the group.
The Group meets on the 3rd Thursday in the month at 2-4pm in the White Swan, Market Rasen
Please contact Angela Wilson for further details and to sign up
Today’s speakers were from Lincolnshire Police’s Cybercrime Unit who gave a brief overview of the potential areas where we can be scammed and how to avoid it. They also provided a helpful guide for members to take away to read at leisure. I have a few spare so if you missed the meeting, come and find me at November’s meeting to collect one.
Committee will look at taking up the offer from the Police to run a hands-on event whereby members can bring their devices and be shown how to set up their Privacy settings and gain helpful tips.
Objectives – To learn as much as possible in order to create beautiful hand made card projects to include techniques such as stamping, embossing and die cutting utilising quality inks, card, paper and accessories.
My home would be the location and I am flexible as to what days the group would prefer, although I am busy with other classes on Thursdays.
A 3 hour session will include all materials needed to complete 3 cards and refreshments so to cover costs it will cost £10.
Ability range is from a standard crafter whether they are a complete beginner or more advanced. Basic crafting essentials are required, a work mat, scissors and adhesives for example but I do have sufficient equipment to go round a small group.
The Committee extend a warm invitation to all members to attend a Committee Meeting to see ‘behind the scenes’ of what we do to keep your u3a running. You are welcome to come along and observe, and you might find being a committee member is not as daunting as you imagine, and more fun.
The ethos of the u3a is ‘by the members, for the members’ and we work together to keep our u3a going and offering all the events, activities, meetings etc that we do. The u3a is key in our local area at combating loneliness and isolation for older people but we need our members to take part to help run our u3a. Without volunteers, we will not exist so please think about what you could do to help, in any role no matter how small.
Contact any committee member for more information on how you could help.
John Nowell served for 20 years in the Royal Air Force, and then flew as a personal pilot to His Majesty, the late Sultan Qaboos of Oman. He published his first photographic book at the Sultan’s request ‘A Day Above Oman’. Since retiring from commercial flying, John has continued to publish his ‘A Day Above’ series and today presented us with an aerial guide of Lincolnshire, starting at dawn and running up the coast and inland from top to bottom, regaling us with tales and history from the various locations, completing the day at sunset where the farmer is still harvesting well into the early hours.
Scunthope U3A invite us to their last Zoom Speaker this Friday August 27th at 1.45pm, and the subject is Jack The Ripper presented by Paul Robbins.
Paul returns to the East End of his childhood to talk about the World’s greatest “criminal who done it” in history. He paints a vivid and moving picture of the East End of London in the late summer and autumn of 1888 as he reviews the crimes, the main suspects and offers his own suggestion as to the identity of the Whitechapel murderer AKA Jack the Ripper. In examining the case, Paul discounts many of the names put forward as to who the Ripper was and asks the question of why there was cover up to shield the Ripper from justice. The talk paints a picture of the East End in the late C19th as it was and the daily struggle for life that drove the Ripper’s victims into a life of Prostitution, drawing on his childhood memories of someone who after 45 years away from the area still regards the East End as his home.
Log in Friday 27th August, 2021 from 1.45 with the meeting starting at 2pm.
Today, at our first meeting with a speaker since March 2020, we welcomed Nigel MacKnight, a successful technical author.
Coming from ordinary back ground, Nigel found an aptitude for writing technical books in layman’s speak about anything that moved – rockets, spacecraft, aircraft, formula 1 and so on, and made a successful career from it. Starting by writing short articles for aircraft magazines as a teenager helped him obtain a press pass enabling access behind the scenes to meet and interview all the sporting greats as well as some well-known showbiz personalities and to fly with the Red Arrows. All this was done without realising, until a few years ago, that he had Dyslexia.
Nigel’s determination and ambition pushed him through any difficulties he had with his writing and these days he brings the same attitude to challenges by leading a team striving to bring the water speed record back to Britain inspired by his hero, Donald Campbell. His new boat ‘Quicksilver’ is currently being built after 20 years of designing and modifying, initially with the help of one of the original Bluebird designers Ken Norris.
Nigel gave us an interesting presentation not only of his background, but of the progress and testing of the scale model of the boat, and invited members to speak to him about helping to support the project which is run mainly by volunteers and goodwill from universities, engineering and marine experts and the MOD.
If you missed this talk, you will never know why Red Arrows pilots have piles!
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