Hayling Island u3a - April update

In this update:

  • Where do novelists get their ideas from?
  • Subscription renewals
  • Spring newsletter

Where do novelists get their ideas from?

Our forthcoming monthly meeting is next Thursday at 2pm in the Hayling Island Community Centre.

From initial spark to realisation on the page, Bobbie Darbyshire - an award-winning author - will explain how the complex world of character, location, plot and subplot arrives in a writer's mind.

More details here.

We want to continue to protect vulnerable members attending the meeting, and the level of COVID on the island is still high, so please, where practical, wear masks unless seated.

Subscription renewals

As last month, we'll have desks set up to collect subscriptions for 2022/3. They are £10 for full members and £7 for associate members. We can accept card, cash and cheque. We'll be ready for you from 1.30 (if not earlier).

If you are unsure if you have already paid, you'll be able to find out at the meeting. Alternatively, you can get your subscription status and find out other ways to pay here.

We've seen unprecedented uptake of renewals this year with well over two thirds of the members having paid their subs already. So, thank you to everyone who's renewed so far - collectively you will have saved Peter and Bob a lot of time and effort.

If you have decided not to renew, please let Peter Haskell know if you haven't done so already.

Spring newsletter

Our Spring newsletter is out in a new magazine-style electronic version that you can read here.

The printed version is being distributed to every household that has not opted out. Note that if you completed the opt-out form recently, you might still get a printed copy this time.

If you are happy with the electronic copy which has many benefits over the printed version, please consider opting out from the printed version. That will save us money, but also time and effort needed to distribute it.

Andy Henderson
Hayling Island u3a web site editor