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1 15 th June, 2014 15ed Gorffennaf, 2014 For your convenience these screen shots will appear on the Wrexham U3A website until 19 th August, 2014 WREXHAM WRECSAM

2 Future presentations 19 th August Treasure Hunt/Meal Wrexham Town/Glyndwr Univ. 16 th September A Year or Two in a Mayor’s Life Ian/Hilary Roberts 21 st October Money Matters in Retirement Medwyn Edwards 18 th NovemberBenefits of Bushcraft Saul Burton 16 th DecemberChristmas Lunch Llyndir Hall Hotel, Rossett Please note change of venue for the lunch See next slide for more details

3 Coleg Cambria Rendezvous Restaurant Tuesday 7 th October, 2014 12.00 for 12.30pm This is our Autumn Term lunch at Coleg Cambria Cost £10.00 Bookings and payments (by cheque to Wrexham U3A) will be taken today Please see Mary Woolley

4 Christmas lunch You will have noted from a previous slide that the venue for the Christmas lunch has changed. It will now be held at Llyndir Hall Hotel in Rossett. Date: 16 th December, 2014 Cost: £16.00 Bookings and payment will be taken by Ann Herniman at today`s meeting. Payment by cheque made out to Wrexham U3A

5 Treasure Hunt When? Tuesday 19 August (Start between 1.30-2.15 pm) Where? A pleasant walk around town with plenty of places to stop off for a rest/refreshments From? Start/finish is at Wrexham Little Theatre Meal The Treasure Hunt is followed by a meal at Glyndwr University (5 for 5.30 pm) Cost £11 (including meal) Sign up at the desk in the foyer to join us

6 Industrial Archaeology Please note that this group is to be known as the Industrial Heritage group Programme Friday 25 th July Mixed bag around the Ffestiniog railway Saturday August 30 th Trio of interest in Birkenhead Friday September 26 th Ironbridge Friday October 31st Llangollen Railway and its links to slate Friday November 28th Llanymynech lime kiln This group is seeking further members. Please see Pam Dean in the foyer if you wish to join the group.

7 Members’ Handbook 2014-5 Contains information on group activities, the speaker programme, officers, contacts etc. Pick up your copy in the foyer today if you have not already received it. Please note: Correction to the Handbook Quiz Group meets second Monday of the month and not the first Monday Annual Subscription not yet paid? Cheques to WrexhamU3A can be paid in the foyer or posted (with application form) to: Wrexham U3A PO Box 2257 Wrexham LL11 0DE

8 Visits and Events 16 th August Manchester Ship Canal. 14 th September Ludlow and Berrington Hall FULL (Waiting list applies.). 10 th / 12 th October Norwich and Sandringham FULL (Waiting list applies.) £250 double/£155 single by 31 July. NEW VISIT NEW VISIT NEW VISIT 2 nd December Tatton Park Christmas Visit Cost £30.00 to include entrance, three course lunch and travel. The theme is “Nutcracker” SEE MARGARET HADWIN SMITH IN THE FOYER FOR FURTHER DETAILS. Cheques to Wrexham U3A.

9 Visits Margaret Hadwin Smith and her happy group of travellers on the visit to Wightwick Hall. Many smiling faces despite the fact that the catering at the Hall left something to be desired!

10 Group News Poetry Group - has been established under the Leadership of Valerie Williams Meets on the first Monday of each month at 2.00pm Contact Val on 01978 756614 Reading Group 2 - has been reconvened under the Leadership of Chris Cripps Meets on the second Wednesday of each month Contact Chris on 01978 265458 IMPORTANT Family History Group Will all members please contact Pam Dean if they are attending the Annual Meal on Friday July 25 th as numbers are required by Glyndwr University

11 Canal Walking and Wittling 19 th June Caldy Valley Park and Ride to Telford Warehouse 17 th July Primrose Way to the Queen`s Head 18 th September Caldy Park and Ride to Christleton 16 th October Colmere to Ellesmere Boathouse 20 th November Rednal Junction to Queen`s Head FURTHER DETAILS in the July Newsletter and from Judith Dolben

12 Gardening Group 4 Future Programme 13 th August 10.00am to 12 noon Meeting at Wendy and Alan`s home. 10 th September 10.00am to 12 noon At Sue and Rod`s for a plant swap Further dates: 8 th October and 12 th November No meeting in December

13 New Groups Art Appreciation This group will hold its first meeting on Monday 14 th July, 2014 at St. Margaret`s Meeting Room ( entrance to the left of the Hall) between 1.30 and 3.30pm. Contact for the group is Mary Woolley if you wish to join. Knit and Natter Group This group will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, September 23 rd at the Cunliffe Arms, Jeffreys Road at 2.00-4.00pm. Members are asked to bring along their current project, any knitting patterns and books. Please see Pam Dean if you wish to join this group or if you have any spare wool to donate.

14 New Groups German Group Leader : Elizabeth Pettit Tel No. 01978-854519 Deputy Leader: Audrey Lockyer Tel No. 01978-790312 Venue: Cunliffe Arms, Jeffreys Road, Wrexham When: Tuesday at 2.00pm (2 nd and 4 th week of month) Gardening Group 5 Leader : Lorna Grey Tel No: 01978-353450 Deputy Leader : Diane Hearn Tel No: 01978-358821 When?: Second Tuesday of each Month at Members’ homes

15 Group Leaders Wanted We urgently need Leaders for the following groups: Spanish Conversation 10 members have registered and one person has volunteered to help with the group. A contact in Mold U3A has offered assistance as to the framework for the group Psychology Member interest but no group leader. If you are able to help with any of these groups please contact Pam Dean.

16 National Garden Scheme Visits Leader : Norma Hardy Tel No: 01978 357063 E-mail Maximum 20 people Car Travel – no more than 25 miles. Costs to be shared. Car sharing will be needed because of limited parking at some venues. Payment will be made at the gardens for entry and refreshments. 6 th August Dove Cottage, Penyffordd, CH4 0JR 3 rd September Leeswood Farm, Leeswood, CH7 4SQ Note The garden owners are opening their gardens especially for us, so we go regardless of weather. Norma will need to know who is going on each visit to give the owners numbers for refreshments, so please notify Norma the weekend before the visit.

17 Newsletter A PLEA TO GROUP LEADERS Items for the September Newsletter must be in the hands of the Editorial Team by THURSDAY 28 th August 2014 at the latest Articles of 75-125 words ( with or without photos ) are being sought from the Study Groups. All members of the U3A should be kept informed about the quality work being undertaken in the Study groups, so please let us know what you do. Contact the Editorial Team via their email: Next Group Leaders’ meeting: 9 th September at Wrexham Memorial Hall (9.30 am) Please let Pam Dean know if you are attending the meeting and the meal a.s.a.p

18 Today`s Speaker Dr. Rhys Morris Astrophysics Department Bristol University “ History of Astronomy in Wales”

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