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The A.G.M. of the South Molton Group of the University of the Third Age took place Tuesday March 9th, 2010 at the Assembly Rooms, South Molton.

The Committee for 2010 - 2011 is:

Chairman Josephine Griffin 01769 573368
Vice Chairman Claire Parkinson 01769 572160
Business Secretary Josephine Griffin 01769 573368
Treasurer Val Widgery 01884 860170
Membership Secretary Val Tucker 01769 550492
Speaker's Secretary Wendy Hards 01363 83497
Newsletter Editors Claire Parkinson
Barbara Hill
01769 572160
01769 550394
Bookings Secretary Maggie Bell 01769 574499
Minute Secretary Jill Benton 01769 573509
Raffle Maggie Bell 01769 574499
New Member's Hostess Anita Lewington 01769 550218
Committee Member Timothy Sims-Williams 01769 550582
Website Webmaster Shirley Bray (co-opted) 01769 572572

Chairmans Report.

Please note that from April 2010 the entrance fee for the coffee morning will be £1; this helps to pay for the hire of the hall, refreshments and the Speaker.  In line with this raffle tickets will be also £1.

Claire has volunteered to act as a co-ordinator for people wishing to share a lift to Filleigh for the coffee mornings.  Contact her on 01769 572160

The Bridge Group is now up and running.  It meets on Mondays at 2.30 p.m. at Chulmleigh Golf Club.  Experience is not required as there is an excellent teacher.  More members are needed and lifts can be arranged.  Contact Stewart Stafford, 01769 581770

Advance Notice - tickets not yet available

North Devon Link Conference will be hold on Monday October 11th, 2010 at Filleigh Village Hall

Silver Screen, Barnstaple

Wednesday mornings, tickets £3 - free tea or coffee on admission.  Doors open 9.45 a.m., film starts 10.30 a.m.  Free Stagecoach 155 bus leaves South Molton at 9.15 a.m.

The U3A Annual General Meeting 2010 will be held at The Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, on Thursday 9th September commencing at 11.00 a.m.  The Agenda will be circulated by the end of May.

Wool Request:  Do you have any surplus wool?  The Lamaton Park ladies are knitting squares for blankets to send to those in need.  Bring your excess wool to our coffee mornings.  If you want to knit yourself, you need:- No. 8 needles; double knitting wool; cast on 40 stitches; knit 40 rows; Any patterns to add interest. Eve           

Claire is still collecting milk bottle tops

OLD TOWELS:  Diana Lewis of the Animal Ambulance is desperate for old towels.  Sheila Farrant (01769 572553) will be pleased to collect these on her behalf.  If you have any to donate please bring to the coffee morning or let Sheila know and she will collect them from you.

Head Office (Resources)  0208 4666139 (Tuesday & Thursday) Contacts: Lin Jonas and Elizabeth Gibson

Below are some U3A Signpost websites that might prove worth looking at:

www.wwwow.info - A new website from Third Age Press with some excellent links to organisations of particular interest to older women

www.meettheauthor.,co.uk - If you are travelling abroad later this year, you will find the Geographia website useful for cultural and historical backgrounds to many countries.

Book ‘Questions of music’ - ISBN 978-1-84728-090-9

Hi. I am in Malvern U3A and have recently self-published (through Lulu) a book called ‘Questions of music‘ It comprises Author‘s background intro - selling records into the Liverpool and North Wales dealers during the sixties for Decca and EMI. prior to running his own specialist retail record shop - Counterpoint - in Malvern for 23 years. Then 101 classical CD recital programmes each with its own theme/subject matter and usually a simple anagram or word game involved, notes and/or anecdotes linking the items and finally some personal musical musings -occasionally controversial.

The book was designed to assist in the compiling of recital programmes, provide ideas for such and add some extra elements.

It can be accessed on the net -Just Google Lulu.com, enter Questions of music or ISBN No. in the search box, click on title, click preview and scroll down the entire 101 programme index - progressing through via the side arrows. It comes in at 275 pages- £12-50 but I am discounting it to UK U3A members at £11-00 including postage and packing. I am sure this will be of interest to members who run music groups. I append my details below.

Norman Edwards, Apt. 10, Priory Gdns., 34, Priory Rd. Malvern WR14 3DR


Normwag@btinternet.com. Book EM Normstra@hotmail.co.uk


PORTHCAWL U3A have produced a sequel to their Group's anthology of memories of WWII entitled 'We Made It.....and Then What?'

It includes articles recalling the austerity years of the late 1940s and early 1950s

Copies available from: Lilian Charles, 1 Willow Way, Port Talbot SA12 8TP - Tel: 01639 778520

£6.00 inc P & P (cheques made payable to Porthcawl U3A)

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