Spire University of the Third Age
ISSUE No. 65 www.salisburyu3a.org.uk JUNE 2009
This is the first of a new style Newsletter, which had been discussed before I agreed to take on this role. The groups which are currently available are printed in the centre, as I thought it may be useful to be able to pull it out. I will endeavour to keep it up to date throughout the year. On the back page is a Gift Aid declaration form, which can be torn out for use. I would be grateful for both your critical and encouraging comments and ideas on this new design.
At present we still have no chairman, although John tried very hard to find a successor before he had to step down. This means that for the immediate future committee members will take it in turns to chair the meetings and introduce our various speakers. Please think hard about offering to either take on the role of chairman or join the committee, we need more people on board, and we are a very friendly group.
The Harnham Memorial Hall is closing for refurbishment during the month of August, which means it will not be available for our August 10th meeting when Denise Edwards is booked to come and talk to us on ‘Stunts on Film & TV’. At the time of writing we are still waiting for a response from St George’s Hall.
On 3rd September we are combining with the other U3As and having a Hog Roast in Alderbury Village Hall. This exciting event will be between 12 – 3.00pm and the cost is £10.00.
For those of you with Internet access, do use our website, it is very up to date, and has all the information you need to know, including the groups and various outings.
The picture on the front is a ‘bulb planter’, and we have Mark Wilson to thank for this ingenuity.
Joanna Woodd Editor
A very warm welcome to you all
|Membership Secretary||Jackie Mundy||01722 321 731|
|Committee Member||Mike Richley|
|Committee Member||Judy Jeffrey|
|Groups Co-ordinator||Bernard Crossland|
01722 323 447
|Speakers Secretary||Margaret McKenzie|
|Web Master||Peter Read||01722 501 218|
|Coffee Ladies Co-ordinator||Eileen Forder|
2 -4 pm various Mon.
|56 Barnard St||Tom Ridout||01722 322 917|
|Computer help||10 – 12am 3rd Mon.
||Howstean, Portland Ave||Laurie Irons||01722 325 307|
|10am weekly||in members’ homes||Ron Moore||01722 505 663|
Family History for beginners
|2.0pm fortnightly Sept 7th for 8 weeks||27 Downsway||Mike Kirby||01722 330 123|
Mah Jong ( Basic)
|2.0pm weekly||in members’ homes||Jane Davis||01722 326 579|
|Opera for Beginners||2.0pm last Mon||12/14 St Edmunds Church St||Pat Crossland||01722 333 401|
|Playing simple music||2.30pm 1st Mon.||2 Upper St, Harnham||Malcolm Simmons||01722 335 199|
Science & Tech.
|10am 4th Mon.||Harnham Memorial Hall||Christopher Penfold||01722 325 220|
|A good Read||2.30pm 2nd Tues||Members’ homes||Glenda Scott||01722 327 150|
|Archaeology||10.30am last Tues||Harnham Memorial Hall||Margaret McKenzie||01722 714 685|
|Play reading||2 – 4pm 3rd Tues||60 St Anne St||Margaret Shore||01722 334 848|
|German||2.0 pm Fortnightly||20 Berkshire Road||Mary Poyton||01722 334 341|
|19 & 20th Cen. Literature||10.00am 1st Wed||Mill Rd||Stella Tobi||01722 335 891|
|Self-help Watercolour||10 – 12md weekly||St George’s Church Hall, Harnham||Rita Johnston||01722 339 547|
|Wine Appreciation||2.30pm monthly||16 Water Ditchampton||Frank Woodward||01722 744 214|
|Art Appreciation||2pm 2nd Thurs.||Roselands, Laverstock Park||Mervyn Scamell||01722 322 944|
|Bookworms||10 – 12. 1st Thurs.||Yew Tree House, Charlton All Saints||Anne Blake||01722 511 743|
|Chess for fun||10 – 2 weekly||466 Devies Rd||Betty Dunne||01722 333 588|
|Mobile Phone help||10 – 12nd 2nd or 3rd Thurs.||12 Chiselbury Grove||Aslaug Abbott||01722 716 995|
|Opera||2.0pm 1st Thurs. Sept – May||32 Bouverie Av.||Jack Shore||01722 334 848|
|Poetry Reading||2.30pm 3rd Thurs.||Members’ Homes||Beryl Paton||01722 714 343|
|Theatre Group||2.30pm Monthly||Playhouse||Yvonne Watts||01722 329 234|
|Digital Imaging Beginners||10 – 12 4 weekly 11th Sept on||12 Chiselbury Grove||Sheila & Peter Read||01722 501 218|
|Digital Imaging Advanced (full) Extra (full)||10 – 12 4 weekly||12 Chiselbury Grove||Sheila & Peter Read||01722 501 218|
|Digital Imaging Advanced (full) Further (full)||10 – 12 4 weekly||12 Chiselbury Grove||Sheila & Peter Read||01722 501 218|
|Using Your Camera||10 – 12 4 weekly June, July & August||12 Chiselbury Grove||Sheila & Peter Read||01722 501 218|
|Watercolour Painting||2 – 4pm weekly 12 weeks starting 25th Sept.||Harnham Scout Hut||Sally Jermy|
|Scrabble for singles||2 – 4pm weekly||Members’ homes||Anne Boutell||01722 328 469|
|Monthly, held in various places|
|Historic Buildings||12 noon||Stella Tobi||01722 335 891|
Ladies who lunch
|12 – 2pm||Judy Jeffrey||01425 652 124|
|Looking at Country Houses||full day||Jim Dunstone||01980 622 747|
|Sister Cities||TBA||Jan Cardy||01722 339 791|
|The Archaeology and Science Technology groups are open to members from other U3As|
If there is something you would like to do, and it is not on the list, don’t despair. Ask around, and I am sure there will be others, who would also be interested, and perhaps you can start something together. Space can be discussed.
See Outings HERE
If you are a UK taxpayer then we are able to claim Gift Aid on your annual subscription, which is considered a donation. This is at no cost to you, but will allow us to get 28p in every pound you have paid.
You must be paying enough tax in each year to cover the amount of tax reclaimed, and you must cancel your Declaration if you do not meet this requirement at any time.
Please contact the Treasurer or myself if you have any questions. You should keep this letter as a record of having made a Declaration.
(Please note that if you stop paying enough tax to cover the Gift Aid, you must notify the withdrawal on your Declaration to the Treasurer right away)
(rev. 1 10/08)
(Charity Number 1080479)
To: The Hon. Treasurer, Spire U3A
I want the Charity to treat all donations that I have made since 1st April 2001 and all donations I make from the date of this Declaration, until I notify you otherwise, as Gift Aid donations.
Articles for Issue 60 please, by July 5th 2008
Sheila Read, 12 Chiselbury Grove, Salisbury. SP2 8EP