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Next Meeting    28 March
Speaker    Luke Wigman

Subject    Army Rehabilitation Centre

Contact details Meeting address
SecretaryCongregational Church
Anne DoneganKilwardby Street
email:-secretary@ashbyu3a.co.ukAshby de la Zouch
01283 760348LE65 2FQ

Group Meetings

Study group Next Meeting Venue
Arts & Crafts13th Mar at 2 pmShirley's house
Bird WatchingTBATBA
Bridge3rd Apr,7-9 pm
10th Apr,2-4 pm
Royal Hotel, Ashby.
Calligraphy9th May at 10 amCarole's. April meeting cancelled due to holidays
ComputerWed 5th Apr at 2 pm
Mon 17th Apr at 2 pm
16 Winchester Way
Digital Photography6th April at 10 am at the TrackDonnington Park DE74 2RP
Drawing and painting19th Apr at 10 am2 Marlborough Way
Family History12th April at 2 pm2 Marlborough Way
Gardening16th Mar at 2 - 4pmPackington Village Hall. Talk by Irene Dougan on the county's NGS gardens
History27th Apr at 2 pmThe assassination of JFK - Talk by John Sutton
Industrial Heritage30th Mar, 6.30pm at JCBJCB. An evening presentation of their new excavator. See IH page for details
Italian24th April at 10 am9 St Michael's Close
Literature14th Mar at 12.30 pm28 Willesley Gardens
Lunch13th Apr at 12 noon for 12.30Beeches, Ashby
Medium Walks10th April meet at 9.45 for 10 am startMeet at The Globe at Snarestone for a 5 mile walk
Music Appreciation5th Apr at 10 am40 Willesley Gardens
Quiz19th Apr at 2.30pmBull and Lion Packington
Recorder16th Mar at 10 amAt Joan's
Short Walks21st April at 10:00Meet at car park near church Melbourne.
Trips and Outings22nd March at 8:20 for 8:30am departMeet at Royal Hotel for trip to Bradford Media Museum, the coach is now full
Walking4th Apr meet at 9:45 for 10 am startThe Waterside Inn, Mountsorrel, LE12 7BB


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NOTICES

WELFARE
if you know of anyone who has been ill, injured or bereaved and you feel they would appreciate receiving a card please contact me at welfare@u3a.co.uk
Kind regards, Sheila

GENERAL MEETING DATE CHANGE
Please note that in future the General Meetings will be on the FOURTH Tuesday of the month, not the last.

CHANGE OF MEMBERSHIP YEAR
At the January meeting it was announced that the Committee wished to change the start of the membership year from July 1st to April 1st starting this year and hence, to charge a reduced fee for next year.
One of our members has objected to the fee proposed, so the Committee are obliged to call a Special General Meeting at the start of the March 28th meeting to discuss and vote on the proposal.
For full details see here

EVENING VISIT TO JCB
Burton Engineering Society have arranged a visit to JCB on the evening of Thurs March 30th for a presentation of their newest excavator.
Anyone wishing to join them, see here

1000 U3As
We are pleased to announce that the video recording of our Celebration of 1,000 U3As is now available to view on our YouTube Channel. To watch it click here

SPECIAL OFFERS FOR U3A MEMBERS
U3A Members can now purchase a 3-month National Art Pass for just £10. Visit artfund.org/u3a for more information. You have until 20th March 2017 to take advantage of this offer.
Additionally, use the discount code U3A2017 for 10% off all services at my-history.co.uk.

U3A EVENTS COMING UP
National Summer Schools bookings open.
Apr 25. Temple Church, London EC4.
Brandenburgh Choral Festival

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