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AGM 2017: Live streaming

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Dear members,

We are looking forward to welcoming many of you to the conference, and, for the first time, to give those who are unable to attend the chance to watch the AGM live on the internet. This live streaming will enable all you who wish to hear and see what is happening at the AGM, and to listen to the morning presentation before and the constitutional discussion after.

To access the AGM live stream, visit https://conference-2017.u3a.org.uk/live on 31st August. The whole day will be broadcast so tune in from around 9am to catch the morning speaker, Jo Coleman. The full programme is available at https://conference-2017.u3a.org.uk/programme/thursday/.

This link is the first time we have tried to engage with members in this way, and we hope once we have learned the lessons of what works well and what needs to improve, to offer more accessibility to members in this way.

We are now settled into Lant Street, and have had our first visitor, and hope to see many more of you if you are visiting London.

Watch the live stream

AGM Agenda Amendment

Please note the following amendment to item 5 which now reads:
To appoint Knox Cropper as the Auditors and to authorise the Executive Committee to set the remuneration. To further authorise the Executive Committee to put the audit to tender and create an Audit Committee to manage the tender process

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Health and Wellbeing Conference Lancaster 26/10/17

Lancaster and Morecambe U3A, under the auspices of North West Region U3A, are offering their third conference. We all want to live not just longer but healthier lives and the aim of the day is to inform and enthuse participants to achieve this. The day will start with consideration of what health actually is leading to presentations considering how to live well in later life and the role of pathological testing in maintaining health.

Presentations will lead to consideration of and debate on the truth behind the headlines in Alzheimer’s Research, the role of eye-tracking in early detection of Alzheimer’s, non- pharmacological approaches to disease and the role of exercise in active, healthy ageing. The security challenges associated with ageing will also be considered. The day will conclude with an open forum.

The detailed Conference Agenda and Booking Form are available on the Lancaster & Morecambe U3A >>HERE and the North West Region websites >>HERE

Further details if required can be obtained from Professor Gill Baynes Email Here

Spring Social Afternoon

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The Leyland Neighbourhood Forum is hosting a spring social afternoon for older people on the 25th May at the Civic Centre. Come along and enjoy some entertainment, craft stalls, a light buffet, and pick up some information about local services. To be eligible for this free event you must live in one of the wards in the Leyland neighbourhood area: Broadfield, Buckshaw & Worden, Earnshaw Bridge, Leyland Central, Moss Side, Seven Stars, St Ambrose. To book your place, you need to contact us on 01772 625625 by Friday 19th May.

Visit to Bury Market

Great trip to Bury Market on Friday 21 April. All went smoothly, in the capable hands of  Dave (driving) & Jenny & Keith (organising). Jenny even got free shopping bags for everyone- kudos!  Not just Black puddings, but an  amazing variety of goods for sale.  Loads of bargains in meat, fish, fruit & veg, material & sewing items and all kinds of everything. Reminded me of the shop content in Sids poem. Bought as much as I could carry (with a little help)  Let us know how you cook the kerala (strange spiky vegetable) & whether it is delicious Maureen.  Will definitely revisit.

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PAM CARROLL

Visit to Dewlay Cheese & Garstang

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A  large group of Leyland U3A members went on an outing today, first to Dewlay cheese at Garstang for a talk. tour & tasting and then to the town & markets.

The day began with brews & biscuits and we were told about Dewlay by the  enthusiastic, knowledgeable and cheese-loving Jane.  The founder George Kenyon, from Wigan, wanted a name that indicated quality food. Dewlay was how he thought  Du Lait , the French for “from milk “was written and the name stuck. Dewlay now produces top quality products from locally sourced milk. They make 5 basic cheeses, Lancs crumbly, creamy, tasty, white & Garstang  blue, all of which  are  totally vegetarian,  unlike eg Parmesan.  We saw the cheese being made. Turning the curds involved. very heavy manual work. Also Prince Charles personal Earl Grey teapot, which he left behind on Tuesday. We were given 2 generous boards of cheese to sample – we should have taken bread to make sandwiches.

We then went in Garstang had lunch and bought lots of shoes

Thanks to Ann France for her hard work in organising this successful trip.

PAM CARROLL