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From the Chairman

Over the past couple of weeks of glorious weather, I have been thinking I could get used to living in a Mediterranean climate, but a casual glance at my yellowing lawn and struggling plants brings me back to the reality that I love green England, and where is the rain! A long walk in the heat last Saturday for charity also reminded me that not everyone likes this heat, so I hope you are all coping well and keeping as cool as possible.

Another new policy was agreed at the last committee meeting and this now resides on our website. This is our Safeguarding Policy, again based on a new one from National Office. It is an important reminder that abuse can manifest itself in all sorts of ways, none of which should be tolerated, and that as decent citizens we should continue to watch out for each other. Have a read, and while on the web-site , look around the rest of it…any comments for improvement would be welcomed.

My apologies for an error in the item I wrote in the last newsletter…I said that volunteers for the National Summer School in September were needed on the 10th when this should have said Tuesday 11th. More volunteers are still needed, so if this correct date is more suitable, please let me know and I’ll send you more details. Other news from National Office is that the National AGM and Conference this year is in Nottingham from August 28th to 30th and all U3A members are welcome. If you would like to attend, please contact me at and I’ll be happy to supply more details.

An invite has been received from Cheltenham U3A to their annual Picnic in the Park at the University of Gloucestershire Campus on Tuesday 14th August, from 11am to 3pm. Entrance Fee is just £2 and there s a large carpark on site. Just take a picnic or take advantage of the University cafeteria, and please let their Chair, Maggie Conu, know beforehand on

As someone who loves to tinker with old machines and repair them rather than buy a new one, I was interested to receive an email from the Cirencester Repair café to say they are looking for volunteers who can sew or do general repairs. Please have a read about them later in this newsletter if you want to help or indeed get something mended.

Last but not least, a final plea for any members who have not paid their 2018 subscription to do so as we are now nearly a third way through our membership year and will have to assume shortly that those who have not renewed no longer want to be members and remove them from our data lists. It’s only £10….

Tony Natt

We are delighted to welcome a further 11 new members this month

Forthcoming meetings-

July 17th - The Gurkhas Bravest of the Brave - Brigadier Bruce Jackman

August 21st - Quaint and quirky Gloucestershire - Angela Panruker

September 18th - Embroidered with woodbine and eglantine- Dr Gillian White

See the Events Diaryfor a more detailed list of meetings

Meetings held in the Ashcroft Centre, at 2.30 pm on the third Tuesday of the month unless otherwise stated.

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