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Annual General Meeting - Tuesday 9 July at 10.45am AGM

This is a formal notice that the Hungerford & District U3A AGM will be held in The Corn Exchange, Hungerford on Tuesday 9 July at 10.45am.

The venue will be open from 10.15am and committee members will be on hand for discussion prior to the meeting. Tea and coffee will be available.  Following the formal business, we are pleased that Sarah Warnehill will be giving a talk about a true story of wartime evacuation in Kintbury.

The agenda for the AGM includes the election of Officers.  These positions are: Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary and are open to all members. Nominations for the Officer positions or to join the Committee in a general capacity can be made by emailing the Secretary with the name of the candidate, proposer and seconder (all need to be current members), by 5 July.

Agenda

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Approval of the Minutes of the 2023 AGM
  3. Chair’s report
  4. Treasurer’s report and Accounts
  5. Membership subscriptions for 2024/5
  6. Election of Officers and Committee
  7. Any other business
A copy of this agenda, the Chair and Treasurer’s reports, and the Accounts will be posted on the website in good time beforethe meeting.

The Marlborough & District Concert club arranges approximately 6 trips a year mostly the The Anvil, Basingstoke. Contact Tom Massey tandamassey@waitrose.com Tel. 01672 516610

The Parade Cinema is interested in starting a monthly morning session showing Golden Oldies. If anyone is interested Katherin (click to send message) has more details. It is on a Thursday morning.

Pickleball

Pickleball thriving

Often mentioned as one of the fastest growing sports, Pickleball is thriving in Hungerford.

On Sat 27 April we played a friendly match - our first ever - against Newbury (combined teams photo). Excellent event and a lot of good games with Hungerford coming out on top.

It's great exercise and not as stenuous as Tennis, Badminton or Squash - why not give it a try? Click here to visit our explanatory page.


Tue 11 Jun at 10:30am Coffee Morning The Town Hall
Informal get together and opportunity to meet some of the Committee. Free tea, coffee and biscuits

Summer OutingWed 19 Jun at 10:00am Summer Outing Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre and Sezincote House and Gardens, Moreton on the Marsh
    An outing to Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre for coffee/lunch/picnic and a stroll around the garden centre. Also the possibility of a walk in the Arboretum. Followed by a visit to Sezincote House and Gardens. A tour of the house has been booked.
Tea and cakes available in the Orangery.

For those who have signed up, further details have been forwarded.


Next scheduled walk

MEDIUM WALK:   20 Jun 2024   Start: 10:00   Distance: 6.5 miles

Leader: Carol Shanahan   Contact: carolshanahan45@gmail.com 07557550977

Meet in the car park at The Crown and Garter Inkpen Common Inkpen (RG17 9QR) for a circular walk enjoying the wonderful views from Gallows Down, Coombe Gibbet and Walbury Hill returning via West Woodhay. The walk is through woodlands, across fields and tracks with a climb up to the Gibbet. Please bring a drink and a snack. Could you please let me know if you are staying for lunch. If you would like to walk a shorter route, please contact me.

Link to walks page
Link to all past walks!

Singing

Singing?

Some members have expressed an interest in starting a singing for pleasure group. If you would be interested to join - and even better if you have any experience of guiding such a group - please contact Katherine Daking (Chair) via the contact page here.


Their Finest HourTheir Finest Hour

We’ve been asked to let you know about a nationwide digital history project called Their Finest Hour which aims to collect and digitally archive the everyday stories and objects of the Second World War that have been passed down from generation to generation.

These will be uploaded online to a national archive which will be free to access from June 2024. For more information about the project please click on this link.


Newsletter

Many members receive the hard copy U3A Magaazine but you may not be aware that there is also an 'online' National Newsletter which can be viewed directly via the u3q.org.uk website , and can also be received by signing up to receive directly by email. Well worth a look (there is even a mention of another U3A's introduction of Pickleball!).

New members can now include the provision of the "Third Age Matters" magazine as an option when they join or renew for a full year.


There are many FREE U3A national learning events - click to find out more.


Don't forget ...

We are members of the  Thames Valley U3A network  and they organise various events including online 'study days'. You can visit their website at

http://u3atvnetwork.org.uk/

Some upcoming zoom talks ....

Wednesday 15th May ? Doctors to the Rescue

A talk to be given by a member of Medecins Sans Frontieres at 2.30 on Zoom

Monday 10th June ? The Korean War

A talk from Chris Parry about the Korean War at 10.30 on Zoom


Groups

Pickleball groupWe have 20 different groups from Art to Geology, French to Walking and more. Please visit the Groups page to see the latest information.

 

Check the Groups page for more info.


More Information

Our monthly coffee mornings are a great opportunity for us all connect together and share ideas. You are sure of a friendly welcome. Use the menu item Diary for the latest information.

You can also use the contact form if you'd like to get in touch.


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