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Welcome to the Higham and Rushden Branch of the U3A
New Group pages posted over the last month -     Birdwatching; History; Claasical Music Appreciation

On the News Page - (please send in 'stuff'!) - 2nd Settlement Group;Home Dining; lots of vacancies in groups;Charity events and lots of information about National U3A Events. 

The latest magazine (June) 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

Collection of Cigarette Cards

Phil Grace's Collection of Cigarette Cards

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,

As |I write this, within the Committee we are already thinking of the AGM in October and making plans accordingly.  Although it seems a long way off, time has a habit of marching on.  At the AGM we will have two vacancies.

I am planning to stand down in October.  At  Kettering  U3A  I  was  Membership  Secretary  for  two  years foll owed by three years as Chair of Kettering U3A.  Then five years ago I was elected as Chair of Higham & Rushden, which adds up to 10 years altogether.  I must say that I have enjoyed it all. 

The other person standing down in October is Linda Grace.  Linda ha s been on the Committee longer than I have so together we have put in a few years for the U3A. 

We need a full committee because there is a lot going on behind the scenes all the time, not just at the monthly meeting.  Our aim is to have “shadow” posts in some of the more demanding roles as we all have families who need our help, etc.  We can, according to the constitution, have two co-opted posts which we have done before and it is a good entrance into being a full member of the committee.  Peter  put  out  an appeal  in  last  months’  newsletter  pointing  out  where  we needed help and I think a few of you came forward.  Please think about helping with the Committee, we will be pleased to welcome you!    Chris

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