Higham & Rushden

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Welcome to the Higham and Rushden Branch of the U3A
New Group pages posted over the last month -    History, Bird Watching; Handicrafts; Philosophy; Photography

On the News Page - (please send in 'stuff'!)
Scams plus What do they know about you?;  Link to Peter Bone's campaign to improve Chouns Mill Roundabout;
discounted rate for Popular Patchwork Magazine;  Many Walking guides; Autumn Brandenburgh Concerts;
Exploring Elgar; Link to various books produced by local U3As and U3A members; Beanstalk -  support children who are struggling with their reading.; U3A at Snibston Mining Museum

On the Downloads Page there are links to the AGM Agenda and the Renewal forms.

The latest magazine is available from the 'Our Magazine' page -  news from many of our groups.

Latest Membership Application Forms, the Constitution; Dates of Committee meetings etc - all available (and more)  on the Document Download Page

Is it a bird? is it a plane?  Is it a possible Chess Group leader??

(picture from the Bird Watcher page)

The main U3A monthly meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at the Pemberton Community Centre, H.E. Bates Way, Rushden, Northants, NN10 9YP  to which we invite guest speakers who cover a wide range of topics; the current programme can be viewed by choosing "Monthly Meetings" on the Menu Bar. The atmosphere is always welcoming and friendly and refreshments are available. 

There are lots of links which may prove to be of interest on our Useful Links page including details of our local MPs.  Also keep an eye on the News page for (hopefully) up-to-date items.

A Message from the Chairman

ChairHello everyone,

We are nearing our next AGM to be held on Wednesday 17th September, and Membership Renewals are due by the 31st August.  Peter Turner, (our new Membership Secretary), will have the Renewal Forms ready for collection at the July meeting and we need to record who has taken them as the remainder will be posted so that every member gets one, so please make sure you take yours.  I will remind you all at the meeting.

 We will have three vacant committee posts, one of whom has moved out of the area and I will tell you more about her at the meeting.  Committee positions are for two years and we would like you to think about whether you would like to join our very friendly committee and help our U3A to move forward. 

AGM documentation including Nomination Form will be e-mailed out before the August meeting (and are available for downloading on this site)  to those members with e-mail, members without email can collect their AGM documents at the August meeting, the remainder will be posted so that every member gets them.  The cut off date for the return of Nomination Forms is August 31st. 

The last piece of information at this busy time is the ‘Third Age Matters Magazine’ which we pay for and which is posted out to everyone.  We will be asking your view on this shortly as this process costs the U3A a good deal of money.  We know some people like the Magazine, myself included, but we have been hearing that some of you don’t consider it worthwhile.  We will be taking a vote on this as after the AGM as we need to know your views.  Well, quite a lot of information to consider this time.  I hope we will all have an enjoyable afternoon. 

This is a link to our constitution


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