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Change of Speaker – June Meeting

There has been a change of the speaker for the 11 June monthly meeting. The subject will now be on Talking Books by George Hinton of the Royal National Institute of Blind People.

Committee Line Up 2018/9

Following the 2018 AGM, the following are members of the Plymouth U3A committee:-
Chairman: John Dobson
Vice Chairman: Marilyn Lean
Business Secretary: John Davis
Treasurer: George Stringer
Membership Secretary: Susan Parker
Equipment Officer: Chris Shorrocks
Group Co-ordinator: Richard Keoghoe
Minutes Secretary: Trish Hodge
Newsletter Editor: Marilyn Lean
Speaker Co-ordinator: Janice Cawthorne
Welcome & Promotions Officer: Sandra Richings
University Liaison: Janet Vosper

Change of Speaker – March Meeting

Our original speaker, Laura Cowie, has had to pull out from the March meeting at short notice and has been rebooked for 11 June.

Instead we will now have a talk from Chris Farr, an expert on folk music who collects songs from the middle ages to the present day. He also sings songs to illustrate his material!

March MUD Walk Cancelled

The forecast for the March MUD at Yelverton looks awful: strong winds & light snow, at 10:00 the temperature is forecast to be -1C but feeling like -8C in the 40mph winds.

Therefore the MUD walk is cancelled, which is the first time that a walk has been cancelled in four years.

Revised Parking at the Crowne Plaza

From the January meeting, Crowne Plaza have changed the parking arrangements on the day of the monthly meeting, following the installation of an automatic system where tokens are no longer used.

It will now be possible to park for free for three hours providing that the vehicle is registered at the hotel reception upon arrival. If the vehicle is parked for more than the three hours then a fee of £5 will be charged.

If you do not register your vehicle, or leave the car park after staying longer than 3 hours without paying the £5 fee, then a penalty notice of £100 will be issued.

Professor George Giarchi

It is with great regret that I have to announce the death of George Giarchi our Honorary President. Many of you will know that George was a founding member of our U3A 20 years ago and we owe him a great debt of gratitude for his work. By reputation he was a remarkable man and will be sorely missed.

Some of you may wish to attend his funeral, which will take place at the Catholic Church of The Holy Family, 274 Beacon Park Road, Plymouth, PL2 3JR at noon on Friday 8 December

John Dobson – Chairman

December Monthly Meeting Changed

The monthly meeting in December will now be taking place on Monday 4th December, not the usual second Monday.

Visit Garden Group

The October visit to Torre Abbey Gardens has been cancelled due to a lack of car drivers able to go on this occasion.

Can I appeal for more members for this group, especially car drivers, which meets on the 4th Friday of each month (except December when we are meeting on the second Friday to visit Cotehele to see the Christmas Garland)

Margaret Thompson
Group Leader

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