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†† ISSUE No 50 www.salisburyu3a.org.uk JANUARY 2007

A Happy New Year

*Award winning NHS specialist to give Health Group talk

Winner of the 2006 Salisbury District Hospital award for patient-to-patient involvement is to speak at the first meeting in 2007 of the Joint Salisbury U3As Health Care Research Group.

She is Jenny Burns of the Speech and Language Therapy Department of Salisbury District Hospital and she will talk about the way she used a range of views and experiences to develop speech and language services for stroke patients at the hospital.

The talk will be at 2.00 p.m. on Friday, February 16th at the Harnham Memorial Hall.

The other meetings of the Group during 2007 will be on April 20, July 6 and October 19.† All will be at 2.00 p.m. at Harnham Memorial Hall and all members of the three Salisbury U3As are welcome to attend. Speakers for these meetings will be arranged later so as to reflect matters of public interest at the time.

The end of 2006 saw the completion of the Groupís research into the Salisbury District Hospitalís Pharmacy Department. Part of the research included a survey involving interviewing more than 120 patients.

One of the high points of 2006 was the Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust demonstrating its appreciation of the work of the Group, by inviting the Groupís leader and his wife to be presented to Princess Anne when she opened the new wing at Salisbury District Hospital in September.

††Eric Gould

NEWS FROM THE GROUPS

Digital Imaging for Beginners

By the time you receive this newsletter we will have started this course but we have room for a couple more members.  You can still join and come to the second meeting on February 2nd 2007.  Information on the course is as follows:-

We started a new class on January 5th at 10am. See web site here for latest details and times. The classes run for two hours every four weeks and usually take about six to cover the basics; we are hopefully user friendly and adjust to the needs of each group.  Classes are held in Harnham.

Interested? Find us at a coffee morning or Ring 01722 501218

Sheila and Peter Read

*Science and Technology

On January 29th 2007 Dr Ken Collins from Southampton University’s Oceanographic Department will be talking about Hammerhead Sharks.

On February 26th Phil Copley’s talk will be on Molecular Modelling.

Meetings are at10am in our usual venue, Harnham Memorial Hall.

Cost is £1.

*Spire organises these meetings and members from the other Salisbury U3As are invited. There is no need to have your name down to attend.† Just turn up on the day, usually in the Memorial Hall, Harnham unless otherwise stated*


Welcome to Three New Members
Muriel Laptain          Margaret Tudor-Williams            Peter Lawson.

 

A comical look at aging----

I felt like my body had got totally out of shape, so I got my doctor’s permission to join a fitness club and start exercising.  I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors.  I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour.  But, by the time I got my leotards on, the class was over.

Another snippet from the magazine, 

‘The Civil Service Pensioner’

 


†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.

These Announcements actually appeared in a church bulletin or were announced verbally in a church service.

Miss Bertha Belch, a missionary from Africa will be speaking tonight at Calvary Memorial Church in Racine. Come tonight and hear Bertha Belch all the way from Africa.

Our youth basketball team is back in action Wednesday at 8pm in the recreation hall.† Come out and watch us kill Christ the King.

Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Don't forget your husbands.

The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been cancelled due to a conflict.

The sermon this morning "Jesus Walks on the Water," the sermon tonight "Searching for Jesus."

Remember in Prayer the many who are sick of our community.

Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.

At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be "What is Hell?" Come early and listen to our choir practice.

The senior choirmaster invites any member of the congregation who enjoys sinning to join the choir.

Scouts are saving aluminium cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. All proceeds will be used to cripple children.

For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.

The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.

The Low Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7pm.† Please use the back door.

The eighth graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement at 7pm.† The Congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.

Weight Watchers will meet at 7pm at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.

†The Associate Minister unveiled the Church's new tithing campaign slogan last Sunday.††††††† ď I Upped My Pledge - Now Up Yours".

††††††††††† Announcement in the Church Bulletin for National Prayer and Fasting conference.

ĎThe cost for attending the Fasting and Prayer Conference includes all mealsí


Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations off the coast of Newfoundland, October 1995.

Americans.  Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid collision.

Canadians.  Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the South to avoid collision.

Americans.  This is the Captain of US navy ship.  I say again, divert YOUR course.

Canadians.  No. I say again, divert YOUR course.

Americans.  THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS LINCOLN, THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE UNITED STATES ATLANTIC FLEET.  WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS.  I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH, THAT’S ONE FIVE DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTER-MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFTY OF THIS SHIP.

Canadians.  This is a lighthouse.  Your call!

 

8mm Cine Projector

At the September coffee morning I asked if someone had, or knew of, a 8mm cine-projector.  Kodak had declared our 1968 version ‘antique’ and spares were difficult to obtain.

The same day Trixie Wickham phoned to say she had one.  It did the trick and we were able to transfer film to video for my brother-in-law in South Africa.

Trixie then kindly offered it to the U3A and we are now the projector’s guardians for loan to any member.

It just goes to show that the U3A can be a problem solving self-help organisation.                                             

Pat Crossland – 01722 333401

 

Articles for issue 51 please, by March 5th 2007

Sheila Read. 12 Chiselbury Grove, Salisbury, SP2 8EP

OR by Email: s.read.frps@ntlworld.com

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