Hayling Island u3a - October notices

In this update:

  • Next monthly meeting
  • Visit to Wisley Glow
  • Monthly meeting tea monitors
  • Committee members
  • Play reading group
  • Walking netball
  • Memories of the late Queen Elizabeth II
  • u3a learning events
  • Are you deaf or hard of hearing?

Next Monthly meeting 17th November

The miracle flower - from Flanders to the Tower. Jeremy Prescott was an army officer for 26 years seeing operational service in Northern Ireland and Oman. When he left the army, he worked for a charity for 18 years where he achieved lottery funding for a project to support communities in their commemoration of the 100th anniversary of WW1.

He retired from the charity and now delivers presentations under the title "Sacrifice and Remembrances", making money for Combat Stress - the veterans' mental health charity.

Visit 23rd November to Wisley Glow

The next visit is to Wisley to see the light show around the grounds. Pick up will be around 1 pm and the trip will include a cream tea and entry into Wisley. The cost for RHS members is £34 and non-members £38. There are still 6 places left. Book now to secure your place either here or at the November monthly meeting.

Monthly meeting tea monitors

We are looking for a few more volunteers to help make the teas and coffees at the monthly meetings. I would like us to have enough volunteers so that we can build a rota in order that no individual has to help more than a few times a year. So please let me know if you can help.

Committee members

We are still looking for at least one volunteer to join the Hayling u3a committee to shadow and help the current officers when needed. By volunteering you would find out more about how the committee works and the duties of the various officers. Contact me for further information.

Play reading group - spaces for new members

Spaces have come available for the Friday morning play reading group at the Station Road Theatre. The group meets at 10am on the 4th Friday of the month. If you are interested please contact John Cushion.

Walking netball change of day

Due to changes at the Hayling College, this group will now meet on a Tuesday afternoon at 4.30pm. The group will only meet during school term time.

Memories of the late Queen Elizabeth II

Many of us have fond memories of the late Queen and been lucky enough to meet her. We would like to share some of our members memories of her in the next newsletter which comes out before Christmas. Please send your anecdotes and memories to Maggi Bridgman no later than 5th November.

u3a Learning Events

The u3a National organisation has built up relationships with leading organisations, which means it is in a position to offer selected national events online to all u3as ensuring that learning is still available to all members. This includes events with the National Gallery, Royal Institution, Guildhall Art Gallery, and the British Library (for which there may be a charge). It is also offering a number of workshops, webinars and interactive sessions delivered by members for members, which are free to join. These are in high demand and spaces are limited, particularly for those with an interactive element. At the time of booking please ensure that you are committed to attending to avoid other members missing out on places. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your place through Eventbrite. For further information visit: www.u3a.org.uk/events/educational-events.

Are you Deaf or Hard of Hearing?

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may find it difficult to contact the emergency services via 999. You can contact them using text messaging rather than voice if you have registered your phone on their system. You can find out how to do this at: www.deaflink.org.uk/bsl/services/information/999-phone-registration.

Julie Taylor
Chair, Hayling Island u3a