Extraordinary General Meeting
The Committee’s proposal: That the membership fee and the monthly meeting fee be amalgamated to form a single membership fee of £20 per full member effective from the 1st April 2019
This proposal was thoroughly discussed and the vote was in favour by a majority decision. Therefore the membership fee for Spilsby U3A will be £20 per full member as from the 1st April 2019.
Churches, Heritage and Architecture Group
The next visit will be to South Elkington Church on Monday 29th April 2019 at 2pm
U3A Craft Group
We will meet in the George, Spilsby every second Tuesday of the month at 10-12 for which there is a small charge. We have agreed the following classes for the next few months
March 12th - willow basket weaving. We will provide some willow to make small items but please bring secateurs, newspaper and gloves or wet wipes and wear old clothes.
April 9th - Cards. All items will be provided for this class but we will need to make a contribution for these.
May 14th - A covered/decorated box. Â We will need a small box - a cigar box, small cardboard box or similar, crafting/wrapping paper, glue, lace, jewels to cover and decorate.
June 11th - Calligraphy. Please bring lined paper and calligraphy pens.
The next Meeting of the U3A Scrabble Group will be 10:00am on Thursday 4th April 2019 at Sue Oliver’s house, Little Steeping
German Conversation Group
The German Conversation Group is currently looking for new members. As the title suggests members should be able to converse in German so this is not suitable for beginners.
Contact Kate Mitchell on firstname.lastname@example.org
Family History Group
NEXT MEETING Friday 12th April 2019 2.30 pm.
From immediate effect the Family History Group will now meet on the 2nd Friday of each month
3 Grace Swan Close, Hundleby, PE23 5LT
01790 753895 Janet Gordon – Co-ordinator.
Please let Janet know if you wish to attend or again if you will be absent.
This is an informal group lead by David Stonehouse and gives time for research, problem solving, etc., whether you are a beginner or more experienced.
Use of Ancestry.com, Family Search and other websites is available.
Guest Speakers may be invited from time to time.
The group may also choose to work on special projects and visit places of interest in the future.
Luncheon Group organiser and venue for 2019
February 27th at the Blacksmith’s Arms, Skendleby organised by Marion & Colin Gray
March 27th Sessions at Lincoln FE College organised by Gary & Helen Cole
April 24th The Hundleby Inn. Linda Grant and Sue Thompson
Future venues to be advised at monthly meeting
The Theatre Group will be organising the following theatre outings
Friday 15th March 2019 at 7.30pm “The diaries of Anne Frank”, Louth Riverhead Theatre
August 2019 (dates to be confirmed) to see the fabulous production of Oliver at Lincoln Cathedral. More details soon
see Keith Larcombe at the U3A monthly meeting or telephone him on 07904 261134
The next Theatre Group meeting will be held at Mary’s House, 35 Ashby Road, Spilsby on the 10th February 2019 at 2pm
U3A Gardening Group
Firsby Manor 28th March 2.30p.m.
Firsby, PE23 5QJ
Please park in the field beyond the house, and walk back through the garden.
Entrance £3 to St Barnabas Hospice. Tea and cakes extra also for the Hospice.
Marigold Cottage, Hotchin Road, Sutton on Sea, LN12 2NP
2.30 p.m. Thursday 25th April. £4 per person including tea and cake.
Pine Trees, Main Road, East Keal. PE23 4BB
2.30pm. Friday 24th May. £3 including refreshments
The Old Rectory, Bennworth. LN8 6JW £5 per person including refreshments . Park at the church
which is next door 2.30pm Thursday 27th June 2019
23 Handley Street, Heckington, nr Sleaford. NG34 9RZ
£3 admission. Tea/coffee with a refill is £1; cake also £1.
"A quirky compact garden"!
August - Grimsthorpe Castle
Thursday 22nd August
Cost £18 for day plus coach fare which is dependent on numbers.
Arrive Grimsthorpe at 11am
Introduction with Tea/Coffee and biscuits
1 hour tour of estate in our coach with full commentary - history, flora and fauna etc
Break for lunch Picnic area or purchase in restaurant
1 1/2 guided walking tour of extensive garden with head gardener
Book at U3A meetings Fully payment by July meeting
Harrington Vineyard "The Ovens", LN11 8RD.
2p.m. Thursday 5th September. Numbers limited, please contact Janet Harwood if interested.
Pensthorpe Coach Trip Tuesday 17th September 2019 organised by Frances Steltner Cost approx £25
Gardens film show: Thursday 12th December at 2pm at Halton Holegate Methodist Church
Meet your Android Group -
The next meeting of this Group will be held on Monday 15th April 2019 at 1000am at 39 Station Road, Halton Holegate
IPAD User Group -
The next meeting of the IPAD User Group at Tuesday 16th April 2019 at 4 Bowmans Ridge, Hundleby at 2pm
Message from Lincolnshire Police Headquarters, Engagement Team
Scam Phone Calls
Many U3A members are reporting a bombardment of scam telephone calls where the caller threatens to cut off your BT account and advises you to press 1 on your keypad. DO NOT DO THIS _ JUST PUT THE PHONE DOWN.
Please report any misleading website, email or phone number to Action Fraud www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or contact Lincolnshire Police on Tel 101
Please note this is just one example of a scam there are many others so please be vigilant and careful about to whom you are giving personal details