Calling all Golfers
I have provisionally arranged a golf day, but we need around 16 golfers to make it worthwhile. I also need fairly quick feedback if I am to confirm the booking at the golf club.
Henley Golf and Country Club, Thursday 8th May.
Arrive by 11.30a.m. for tee off times from 12.30
Bacon roll and coffee
18 Holes Golf, team stableford format.
One course meal and prize giving at around 6.00
Price to be confirmed approx £22
Deposit £5 required
Brian Gibbs-phone 0121 704 1942
Invitation to attend wider U3A meeting at Dorridge U3A 20th March
The speaker at this year's joint meeting will be Prof. Rex Harris, Honorary Professor of Materials Science at Birmingham University.
He will give an initial overview of where he feels we are with Climate Change and then consider the link between hydrogen, rare earth magnets and the drive to develop sustainable technologies to combat climate change.
The talk will incorporate some practical demonstrations.
The date: Thursday 20th March at 2.00pm in Dorridge Village Hall. There will be a nominal £1 charge for non Dorridge U3A members which also covers post lecture refreshments.
Invitation to join a Northern Croatia Trip being Organised by Widney U3A
Solihull Widney U3A has organised a trip to northern Croatia - particularly Rovinj and the Istrian Riviera and as with previous trips, some of your members
may be interested in joining us. We would be grateful if you would let your members know about this opportunity.
Attached is a brochure with full details, for you to pass on to your members. In summary the trip includes:
Direct return flights from Birmingham
4 star Hotel Eden in pictureque Rovinj (half board)
Dedicated Tailored Travel tour manager and executive coach
3 inclusive and 2 optional tours
Cost per person based on 2 sharing £769 ( single supplement £139), which is extremely good value for money.
Should anyone be interested, have any questions or would like a hard copy brochure/ booking form, please ask them to contact Steve Simpson by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org before 4th February.
For more detail click Solihull Croatia
World War 1 - Remembrance 2014
Dear Cluster representatives,
I understand that Johnson's Coaches are planning a trip to the war graves in September. As a prelude to this, they are organising a meeting at Henley Golf Club which could be of interest to U3A members:
Following in the footstep of the Royal Warwicks. Presented by Don Maclean
Date Thursday 13th February 2014
Venue Henley Golf Club Birmingham Road Henley In Arden B95 5QA
Time 10.30am Coffee and cake available. Presentation at 11.00am
Don has over the years become something of an expert on the battles of the Western Front – The Somme, Vimy Ridge and Ypres which all epitomise the sacrifice and heroism of soldiers from Great Britain, Ireland and the Empire.
They can ring the office here at Johnsons 01564 797000 and let them know if they will be attending the morning.
Fancy your chances in solving puzzles or quizzes? Look out for a weekly quiz on this page (just for fun.....)
Well how did you do??? Answers to last weeks quiz in brackets.........
1. IN WHICH MONTH DO THE RUSSIANS CELEBRATE THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION? (November....)
2. WHAT WERE EUGENE CERNAN AND HARRISON SMITT THE LAST PEOPLE TO DO? (Walk on the moon...)
3. IN 1983 WHAT DID AMERICAN SALLY RIDE BECOME? ( The first american woman in space....)
Now try these few questions
1 . What name is given to a young Beaver?
2 . What does the Red Data book provide a list of?
3 . Which animal , native to South America, is the worlds largest rodent?
The answers next week.
Try the new Facebook page to see the Christmas Lunch Pictures Silhill U3a Facebook Site
Photos of the 2013 Christmas Lunch can also be seen on the Welcome page ... Why not take a look..
GETTING THE BEST FROM YOUR iPad or iPad Mini or Tablet
Apple have in many ways changed the way people use computers with the release of their iPad. The iPad tablet means you no longer need to be a whiz with a keyboard and mouse and has simplified access to email and the Internet and the vast quantity of information and resources it hosts.
We are delighted to report that 6 iPad groups have successfully attended iPad classes. No more courses are currently planned as everyone who has request a place has attended a course. We would be happy to run further courses at a future date if there are sufficient numbers.
If you interested in an Android Tablet course, Windows 7 or Windows 8, please let me know as we have some volunteers who could potentially run courses to cover these topic.
If you would like to attend please contact Linda Crittenden at U3A Core meeting or click here to email Linda Crittenden.
Master Chiefs in the making - The Cookery Day 30 October
Another enjoyable Cookery Day was held on 30th October under the guidance of our very own "Masterchef" Peter Patrick. Peter arranged for us to use the kitchen facilities at Light Hall School, Shirley, and they were very welcoming. By the end of the day we had all produced a gourmet meal of Asparagus and Hollandaise Sauce, Supreme of Salmon and a delicious Lemon Tart. We all had an excellent day, with plenty of laughter along the way. Many thanks to Peter for all his hard work.
Murder Mystery Night 25th October 2013
Everyone seemed to have an enjoyable evening trying to solve the murder mystery in more ways than one,starting with the mystery of what's it all about???? We soon got in the swing of things but, alas, the mystery of the murder was not to be solved by our group, despite some excellent theories and questioning of the cast by some of our more inquisitive members!!!
DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO USE COMPUTERS?
Widney U3A are running a Basic Computing Course at Tudor Grange School starting January and would be happy for members of Silhill U3A to attend.
For more information click on Widney U3A Basic Computing.
STRICTLY DANCING -- GET YOUR DANCING SHOES ON
I attach the poster for the 2nd ‘Come Dancing Gala Night’ on Friday 29th November that the Solihull St Alphege Rotary Club are arranging.
As you will read, this is a charity fund raising event in aid of the very worthy & local cause - the Acorns Childrens Hospice. Round tables for 12 will be the layout.
I will be grateful for your support in circulating the attached details to your U3A Members.
Please do not hesitate to make contact if there is any query regards the “Come Dancing Gala Night” on Friday 29th November.
Check out the poster link on this page
CONTACT DETAILS FOR "DEM BONES" TALK BY MAGGIE PICKARD
Following Maggie's fantastic talk on Osteoporosis you can now access contact information by clicking on link in the side bar.
NB correction on the link; web site for email@example.com is an email address for contact purposes not a web address.
ATTENTION SOLIHULL U3A CLUSTER GROUPS
As you will see from the flyers in the links pages , Kenilworth U3A are holding a Study day 'The Times of our Lives' and would be delighted if lots of U3A members could join them.
Study Days involve not only a lot of hard work but also a degree of faith that they will be supported. This is another occasion which can bring members of all the 'local' U3As together and we hope you will advertise this widely to your members to come along to support Kenilworth.
If you are interested in joining this study group check out the links.
A meeting of the group leaders took place on 8th June 2013 and as you can see from the photos on this page everyone really enjoyed themselves.
Solihull History Group - Solihull History group have about 3 vacancies - they meet in the Methodist Church on 1st & 3rd Tuesday morning each month -- anyone interested in joining let Doug Cross know - his email is: firstname.lastname@example.org