................so please can we have final names and payment if you wish to attend our Christmas party on December 13th so that we can confirm numbers for catering.
Some members have enquired about the annual joint U3A Christmas dinner at the Golf Club. This has been discontinued due to the poor uptake last year and consideration is being given to organizing a summer event next year.
I was interested in the comments by one of our members regarding the seating layout at our meetings and I agree that it is not the most sociable arrangement. Sadly we appear to be outgrowing our present venue but where do we find larger premises, with more parking, without greatly increasing our costs? This has been discussed in Committee without finding a solution. If anyone can suggest a more friendly layout - bearing in mind the constraints of the fire regulations etc - or alternative premises, please let us know.
Keith and Valerie Denham Maureen Davidson Marion Goddard
A coffee morning is planned for November 22nds at Pat Crossland’s house in the city so you will be hearing from her. At these informal meetings we introduce you to the way Spire U3A is arranged and it is an opportunity for you to ask any questions and meet others.
I look forward to seeing you there. Sheila (Publicity Secretary)
FURTHER DI GROUP
We are still running the Spire DI group for beginners but by request we are starting a new one.
This new group will be for those who have been on one of our courses in the past and wish to take Digital Imaging a bit further. It will be more of an informal discussion all learning from each other whilst ironing out any problems and trying out new ideas.
Even if you know us well, please sign the list at the back of the hall so we know how many are interested before we offer places to Sarum U3A. You can ring us if you are reading this after the coffee morning!
The first meeting will be on Friday 18th November and the next on December 17th (Mince pies too) at the usual time of 10am to noon.
Cyril Gordon had run this group since 1992 and we gave him a fond farewell at the end of last season when he retired. The visits were always well planned and most enjoyable and we thank him for all his hard work.
John Hawkins is now the course organiser and has themed the six visits of this season as The Five Rivers of Salisbury, the first visit being at the Langfords.
Spire U3A are unfortunately only allotted ten spaces as Salisbury U3A organise this group. As it is, there are a hundred on the list and that necessitates two visits per month.
Should any members be willing to start
a Village Visits group for Spire please speak to a committee member who
happy to help collect together other like minded members to help. Those of us who have been lucky enough to
enjoy visits in past years can also give pointers to successful
VILLAGE VISIT TO ALDERBURY
30th November Martin Wright from Salisbury Museum
25th January 2005 Roger Ayres talks about Silchester
22nd February 2005 Rachael Seager-Smith from Wessex Archaeology
29th March 2005 Nick Griffiths tells us more about the Roman way of life.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FORUM