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Events from NW Region of U3As

Read all about the various events run by the North West Region of U3As.  Their  website also includes  posters and application forms for interesting events that you can join in on such as their Science Day and Summer School.

A Rewarding Outing for a Music Lover

The Web Team has received a notification from Ann Robinson, leader of the Philharmonic Concerts Group, published here in case you missed the announcement at Horizons:

It’s the season launch for the Phil on 25th April at 7.30pm. I have 2 tickets, but unfortunately have a previous commitment. We usually use this night to get an idea of the concerts we will choose, and collect the booklets. It would be great if someone could please do this. You will get a free drink and nibbles and I even have a voucher as a reward.

Ann

Pilates Places

The Web Team have had a notification about Pilates from one of its Coordinators as follows:

There are a few vacancies in the Friday Pilates class for the coming term if anyone would like to try this form of exercise. Please contact Pam Roscoe – Friday Coordinator – if interested. (Phone number is in the magazine.)

Many thanks

Lorna

More information can be found here on our website about the ever-popular Pilates Group.

Important info about the AGM

Our Hon. Sec. has contacted the Web Team with the following message:

As you are probably aware by now, our Annual General Meeting is to be held at Christ Church, Aughton on Thursday 14th June, 2018 at 10.30 a.m.  Refreshments will be available at the Scout & Guide HQ from 9.30 onwards.

There are three vacancies to be filled on the Trustee Body and four vacancies on the Management Committee.  I will be at Horizons every Thursday during April and May (except the 19th April) with Nomination Forms for both Committees.  The forms will also be available from the Treasurer, Gerry Latham who will be in the smaller room at HQ.  If you are considering standing for election to either Committee and you would like further information, or if you have any questions or concerns or would like to discuss what is involved in being part of either Committee, then please let me know, either at Horizons, or you can email me at:  secretary@aughton-ormskirk-u3a.co.uk.

The AGM Agenda and supporting papers will be available on the Website AFTER 22nd MAY, 2018 and a Link for the 2018 AGM has been set up for you to access the documents from the above date if you wish to view or download them.  If you have any difficulty accessing the Link then please let me know and I can email the documents to you when they become available. 

I hope this information will help you if you decide to put your name forward for election to our wonderful organisation. You will not be on your own but will become part of a team working to ensure that our U3A remains a vital and integral part of the lives of all our members.

Best wishes,

Linda Burden

Honorary Secretary

April Guest Visitor

Sue Watkinson has arranged the following Guest Visitor to attend Horizons on 12 April.  Sue reports:

Abigail Ellis from Age UK will be our guest. She will speak to members individually about matters that concern them and the help that Age UK may be able to offer. Do come along and speak to her.

Easter Greetings

The Web Team wishes all our readers a Happy Easter!

Friends Against Scams

This month’s Computer Tutorial is of interest and use to us all.  Here is the notification from Computer Helper, Brian Bostock.

TUESDAY TUTORIAL FOR APRIL 2018

Tuesday 3rd April: Friends Against Scams – Speaker Andrew Dawson.
Friends Against Scams is designed to inspire action, highlight the scale of the problem, change the perception of why people fall for scams and make scams a community regional and national topic. By attending a Friends Against Scams awareness session, anyone can learn about the different types of scams and how to spot and support a victim.

In the smaller meeting room of the Scout and Guide HQ in Aughton, starting at 2:oopm prompt. A fee of £1 will be collected at the door on entry to cover the cost of room use and refreshments at mid time.

This one is sure to be of interest to all who use computers.   Hope to see you there

Best wishes

Brian

A Message from Shakespeare Revisited

We have recently received a thank you  and a plea from Jean Leigh – the Shakespeare Revisited Group Coordinator.

Our  Shakespeare group, which was formerly run by Joan Hughes, is  in need of a new leader.

Joan has been our guide  for many years and  now feels that she will need to spend more time at home.  We thank her for spending so much time with us;   for her patience and scholarship, which we all respected.

We are now in need of a new leader.  If you could spread the  word around we would be very grateful.  We have been meeting on the first Tuesday of each month.

Jean Leigh

Summer Social 2018 (Date Change)

In 2018, the Summer Social event will take place on Friday 31 August, at 6:30 pm in Aughton Village Hall.

It will include a Hot Buffet Supper followed by entertainment.

Tickets on sale from mid July onwards at Horizons.    Remember to book early to avoid disappointment!

Please note change of date – was 20 July, now 31 August!

The Summer Social is run by the Social Subcommittee.

March Guest Visitor at Horizons

On Thursday 15 March, our Guest at Horizons is Sophie Yates, a Fund Raiser with Marie Curie.  It’s a perfect month for this visit as the daffodil has for many years been the logo of the Society and we all hope our garden daffodils will be in bloom by then.  Sophie will talk to members individually about the work of Marie Curie and their need for support.  Do come along and have a chat.

Yoga 2

Leader of Yoga Jean Will writes

Yoga is recommended as a way to relax and keep supple by the medical profession. It includes physical movements and postures, skilled and precise breathing techniques, properly constructed mental concentration and safe and effective relaxation exercises.

If there is sufficient interest – we are hoping to set up a 2nd Yoga group. We already have 2 Yoga teachers who are interested and a current waiting list of 8 people. Also – we would require a coordinator for the new group. Time and venue (probably Aughton Village Hall) are yet to be determined.

French Conversation Magazine

Leader of French Conversation, Margaret Pagett, writes:

Anyone interested in joining the current French Conversation Group should get in touch with the group leader as soon as possible to order the magazines by April.

 

British Botany: Short Course

Even before the first meeting for this Botany course, on Wednesday March 21st, numbers of members wishing to participate have already reached the maximum of 25 (well, 27 including me).  Therefore any further members wishing to join can not be currently accommodated in this first set of six sessions.  If you would like to join the waiting list, please contact me, Peter Gateley on 01695 572794.

If you are not already signed up on the list of participants I’m afraid you will not be able to join at the initial meeting on 21st March.

Peter Gateley 26th February 2018