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21st January 2014 Added the January Newsletter to Current Newsletters folder. 2013 Newsletters are deemed not to be displayed. Added the December Meeting photographs and report. Tranferred the October Shackleton Meeting report and photos to "Past Meetings Folder" and 2013.
The Maldon & District U3A was launched in May 1998 and has flourished into an enthusiastic Group of 400 Members maximum. Our U3A membership of 400 is now full and we have a waiting list which, at the moment, is short.
The contact is the Membership Secretary, Alan Clarke, 01621 828093 or E-Mail at:- alanlclarke-at-gmail.com
They have a meeting with a guest speaker usually on the 3rd Monday of each month, now in the Wickham Bishops Village Hall, see the link to "Meeting Place Directions", above.
The doors open at 1.30pm for a 1.45pm start.
There are about 40 activity groups available which are held in Membersí houses, various halls and rooms in Maldon. They are all self-regulating and self-funding and their aim is to provide a forum for informed discussion, to develop a practical skill or enjoy a leisure activity in the company of others.
Members are encouraged to form new groups on whatever subject that takes their fancy. They must provide their own co-ordinator and venue etc.
Membership is £19.00 for the year, 1st May 2013 - 30th April 2014.
Membership Secretary: Alan Clarke, Contact 01621 828093.
An excellent Newsletter is published each month, sent to those who are on E-Mail, given to Members who attend the Monthly Meeting or otherwise it is posted to their home. That is service!
Monthly Meetings at Wickham Bishops Village Hall
The doors open at 1.30pm for a 1.45pm start.
Wickham Bishops Village Hall taken before June 2012.
Wickham Bishops Village Hall taken June 2012 when 2 stacks of Solar Panels appeared.
Note the queue before 1.30pm.
Monthly Monday Meetings
Date Activity 3rd Monday in the Month "Maldon U3A meet in the Village Hall at Wickham Bishops" Monday, 20th January 2014. "The Rose and the Thistle"
By William Tyler.
As the Scottish Referendum approaches, William Tyler will present an interesting historical overview of the relationship between England and Scotland over the centuries. He has compiled this topical talk to coincide with the events of 2014 and we will be the first audience to hear it.
Photographs and Report of the 2014 January Meeting
Whilst the Co-ordinators were updating the meeting about the next activities the microphone stand collapsed but was caught by John who followed it to the floor.
To the amusement of the meeting he updated the activities of the Music Appreciation Group while still on the floor.
John Skuse updating the meeting about Music Appreciation group.
After a short break William Tyler presented his talk about Scotland's Referendum on 18th September 2014. He produced a thought provoking discussion on many pionts of why Scotland may want to separate from England.
William Tyler in full flow!
The Scottish argument being led by First Minister, Alex Salmon who with the SNP has pinned high hopes on the "Yes" Vote.
William felt that at this time the vote will be "No" but wished to come back in 100 years to see what really happened.
He was thanked by the Chairman for providing such a thought provoking discussion and answering the many questions with such authority.
Photographs and Report of the 2013 December Meeting
Musical Event with Drinks and Light Refreshments.
Chairman, Malcolm welcomed Members and New Members with the usual "ealth and Safety" announcements.
Alfred Couldrey introduced his lovely assocciates who were to sing a series of songs from shows often involving Ivor Novello.
Alf Couldrey introducing his Entertainment Team, Patsy Page and Veronica Smith.
Photos by Dave Bolwell
The large audience seated at their tables with refreshements and drinks.
Photos by John Bowen
A Duet - "We'll Gather Lilacs In the Spring" with Jean Crook on the piano.
A Duet by Patsy and Alfred from "The Desert Song" - Alfred being "The Red Shadow".
Another Duet - "Driving In The Park" from "The Merry Widow".
The Trio lead the singing of festive Christmas Carols - Veronica reciting her Christmas Poem.
Thank you Alfred and party for a very good afternoon in the true English Christmas Spirit.
Thanks to the Committee and Members of the U3A for providing the food and drinks.
Social Activities, Outings and Events
This list will be updated soon to be especially useful for the organizers of other events so that we don't clash.
Please give your fullest support, these events are for fun and are not to raise funds.
If you have any suggestions for other events please let any of the Social Committee know.
Further details, lists and tickets will be available closer to the date.
Date Activity 2014 Events Wednesday 15th January 2014 Beetle Drive - Plantation Hall Wednesday 5th February 2014 Royal Opera House backstage Tour Wednesday 26th March 2014 Threatre- The Lion King Wednesday 23rd April 2014 "Posh Frock Do" - Social Thursday 27th May 2014 Walk and Talk at Galleywood Heritage Centre - Local History Group. Thursday 10th July 2014 Summer Picnic - Social Committee. 1st to 4th July 2014 4 Day Trip to South Coast & Isle of Wight - Gardeners. Monday 28th July 2014 Guided Walk from Dedham to Flatford - Local History Group. Monday 22nd September 2014 The White Cliffs and Walmer Castle - Local History Group. Friday 17th October July 2014 Beetle Drive - Social Committee. Thursday 20 November 2014 "Call my Wine Bluff" - Social Committee. Please Note The above events may change - consult the Monthly Magazine and your Group Leaders.
Click on those underlined to see more details.
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Bird Watching, (the feathered variety!)
Bridge for the curious
German conversation and culture
London and its History Group
Scottish Country Dancing
Sing For Pleasure
Wine Circle Group
Writing for Fun
Group Contact Telephone number 01245 225657
Booklet is available from the Group Contact with full details of venue and times etc.
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