In January Dawn Ferguson emailed the committee announcing her resignation, with immediate effect, from her
chairmanship and her role as Group Leaders’ Coordinator.
We would like to thank Dawn for her enthusiasm over the last two years and her commitment to Bridgwater U3A.
Dawn has agreed to continue running some of her groups for the time being however she had already disbanded
Contact and Craft and the Quiz groups.
With this in mind we are looking for members to come forward and carry on her good work by joining the committee in
May at the AGM.
We are looking for a Secretary (not minutes) and Chairperson, but all volunteers are welcome and nomination forms
will be available from your Group Leaders and at the March and April coffee mornings.
INTERNATIONAL BOULES COMPETITION
INTERNATIONAL BOULES COMPETITIONAn opportunity to play in an “International Boules Competition”Bridgwater Town Twinning Forum has received an invitation from our French twin, La Ciotat, to take part in a petanque competition. They have also invited their other twin towns; Krannj (Slovenia), Singen (Germany) and Torre-Annunziata (Italy). The competition will be held from the 19th to 21st June. Accommodation for the duration of the event will be provided by La Ciotat.The team will comprise of ten players.If you are interested in taking part in this event please get in touch as soon as possible. My email address is email@example.com. Phone: (01278) 429388.Things you need to know:• Although accommodation is provided for the event we may need to stay a day extra and this will be at our own expense. • We will probably fly from Bristol to Marseilles with Easyjet at our own expense.• Travel insurance will be required. • No prior experience of playing petanque is required as there will be training sessions before we go so you will need to be free to attend these. • The competition will be over three days and the weather is likely to be warm. Exact details of how the event will be run are to follow. • Hopefully at the end of the competition there will be some free time to enjoy the delights of La Ciotat. • Team members should be residents of Bridgwater.
Meeting RoomsBridgwater U3A has been offered the free use of meeting rooms by Somerset Care. There is also a Community Centre on Hamp with tea/coffee facilities and parking, I have the keys. This has an outreach centre for the lonely run by local school children, every Tuesday 1pm to 2.30pm at Somerset Together in Rhode Lane … support needed.Dawn, 01278 444426
Bridgwater Arts Centre Gallery
Bridgwater Arts Centre GalleryDid you know that Bridgwater Arts Centre has a Gallery and that entry to exhibitions is free?To see the programme and what is currently on display please go to the Bridgwater Arts Centre Gallery web page at :-http://bridgwaterartscentre.co.uk/gallery/
Free Entry to English Heritage Sites for Learning Groups
Free Entry to English Heritage Sites for Learning GroupsDid you know that English Heritage includes the U3A on their list of learning groups that are eligible for free self led visits to their sites.To be eligible for a free visit a learning group needs to book at least 7 days in advance and the visit needs to include planned and structured learning activities.For full details please have a look at the English Heritage Educational Visit Terms and Conditions .pdf file athttps://www.english-heritage.org.uk/siteassets/home/learn/school-visits/education-tcs.pdf
Gift AidBridgwater U3A is able to claim Gift Aid on the fees that our members pay.If you have signed a Gift Aid form for your U3A membership fee and your financial circumstance change such that you no longer pay income tax then please let Dave know on 01278 439385 so that your name can be removed from the list.
Latin for Beginners Group to Start Again
Latin for Beginners Group to Start AgainFollowing requests from members Stan is going to restart the “Latin for Beginners” Group.It will be a small friendly group with no pressure and no homework.If you are interested and would like to know more please phone Stan on 01278 431140
NATIONAL U3A DAYWednesday 3rd June : Keep an eye on the website for the days happenings!!GROUP LEADERS’ MEETINGWednesday 17th June : Immediately after the U3A Coffee Morning …. watch this space for full details and PLEASE remember to reply to the emailed invitation (when it’s issued) and let us know of any dietary requirements. Thank You.