Yes, we all know only too well how time flies.
As we approach the end of summer I guess our thoughts turn to Christmas and winter holidays!
On the agenda for our committee meeting in October is the annual Christmas party. Do you wish us to follow the same format as last year and, if so, what entertainment would you like? Or maybe you would like something different?
Please let me have any ideas before the committee meeting on October 11.
The Health Care Research Group would like to remind all Spire U3A members that they are invited to the unique presentation about the future of our local health services by the Chief Executives of both our local NHS Trusts which takes place at 2.0 p.m. on Friday, November 5 at the Harnham Memorial Hall.
This joint presentation will give us an insight into what changes we can expect in our local health services over the next few years. There will be the usual 50p contribution towards the costs involved.
As a matter of interest, our Health Care Research Group is creating a stir among other U3As. We have had inquiries from as far away as Derbyshire asking for advice about starting up a similar group.
Look forward to seeing you on November 5.
been suggested that we should have a
For Sale and Wanted column in this newsletter.
Items for sale would need to be substantial (not a house!) but not bric-a-brac (Aunties favourite vase!). More like unwanted Ink-jet printer or a wheelbarrow that is no longer used.
Descriptions of the item would need to be minimal with only a phone contact number.
The Editor would not be involved except for including the advert in the newsletter.
Ring 01722 501218 if interested.
|A Burglar was caught in San Francisco after his 73-year-old victim insisted in showing him her family photo album. He was so bored he fell asleep and she called the police!|
We need Group Leaders, or should we call them Group Gatherers!
This is where the U3A can help. No one person needs to be a leader it is a matter of gathering together a small number to discuss and exchange information to form a new group. The principle of shared learning works well and you might find there are more members interested than you had imagined. Some people need encouragement to show their abilities.
If you are looking for others who share your interest, and there is no group covering it, why not let me know and I will put the forward the idea in the next newsletter. I do not have to print your details but would be able to put you in touch if we got a response. The alternative is to put a note on the board or have the idea announced.
At the August Coffee morning an Art Appreciation Group was announced and was filled by the end of the meeting! The Editor
With Digital cameras fast replacing film cameras and price ranges catering for most pockets it is the printing of the images, which seems of primary interest to U3A members. It is because of this that Peter and I find our Digital Imaging classes are often oversubscribed as we have members from all three Salisbury U3As.
We have also written an on-line D.I course for the UK and Australia. It is interactive and so participants have to send homework to us, all on the Internet. Starting in October it is already full and there is a waiting list!
The rules relating to the capture of images are exactly the same for the new digital cameras and there are advantages to acquiring a 'seeing eye' to improve ones photography anyway.
We have been running Creative Photography courses for the last three years and as winter approaches we will be finishing with the present group. They came up with a suggested title of 'Photo Forays' as we sat over lunch in a Dorset Pub! They told us that they found the trips out, such as we had just had in Milton Abbas, were so helpful. We, therefore, plan to revamp the original course and in future take a group out and about, during the summer months, to give hands-on tuition and advice. We will be starting a new group in March 2005. The starting date and details will appear in this newsletter and be announced at a coffee morning nearer the time.
Sheila and Peter Read