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

Ready for the AGM?  Relax - have a nice cuppa.
Picture from the Digital Photography group Videos - catch up on the group page or direct to the videos
This picture is from the montage 'Digital Photography 5 but there are lots more, superbly set to music.
Well worth the look.

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,

There are several items to point out to you again this month.  Firstly, the AGM .  You will need to bring your AGM documents to the AGM in September (Wednesday 17th September).  Please make sure you collect them as it will save high postal costs.  If you have received these docum ents by e-mail can you please remember to bring a copy with you to the AGM.  Please try to get someone to print them for you if you are unable to do so.  Those not collected at the August meeting will be posted.

Several members have said that they do not want to receive Third Age Matters.  As this involves considerable expense and we are trying to keep costs as low as possible the committee have decided to give members the choice as to whether they still want to receive the magazine.  The way we are doing this is to ask members to opt in - that is to let our Membership Secretary, (Peter Turner), know by the 30th September if they wish to receive it.  Only these people will get mailings after October but if you change your mind or miss the deadline you can still opt in at any time but will have to wait for the next update of the mailing list (updated 3 times a year). 

My final point I have to raise is please show consideration for others by not talking once the meeting has started as it is most annoying to other members trying to hear the speaker, also please ensure your mobile phones are either switched off or set to silent.


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