REPORT ON WINE TRIP TO PORTUGAL
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NEW PHOTOS
from Out With Camera Group in Glasgow
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PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP
Arts Trail Exhibition photos are HERE

OUTING OPPORTUNITY - WOULD you like to come??
Unfortunately two members cannot make our IoW trip. Over to Cowes and watch sailing boats - lunch, back late afternoon. Would you like to take the opportunity to go on this unique outing? 31st July
Contact Jill Gask or Diana Driver,

June/July 2017
'Just a minute…………………….'
THE AGM
During our Annual General Meeting held at the end of May, we said 'Goodbye' and 'Thank you' to three retiring Committee Members - David Lees, Anne Newnham and Jackie Oiller. We then welcomed our three new Committee Members - John Blaber, Debbie Nichol and Jenny Wessendorff. David Lees has kindly offered to attend our Committee meetings to offer support to John who is now our new Treasurer. The short business part of the AGM was followed by entertainment provided by three of our Groups and ended with the usual qizz.
CAN YOU HELP?
We are still hoping that two or three members will come forward to run our website and take over from Jeff Thatcher, our equipment expert and Dave McVittie our webmaster. Both Dave and Jeff have offered to train up volunteers. Dick Howells, our examiner of accounts is also standing down - can any of you help? You don't need to have been an accountant or financier, just someone who would be able to check that numbers add up!
JUNE GENERAL MEETING
Once again we had a varied programme for the June Meeting. The Speaker, Diana Mitchell, is head guide at Highclere Castle and told us about its' history before going on to tell us what life was like at the Castle when the Downton Abbey camera crew and the actors moved in. We were all fascinated to hear the details. After tea, Richard Swaine presented a 'One to One' - the mystery guest was Alan Borrow and what a varied, interesting and amusing tale he had to tell! Richard, who has presented several of these interviews, spends a lot of time researching his subject and 'bringing them out' for our entertainment. We look forward to his next mystery guest!
THE ROSETTA MISSION - is the subject for July's Meeting (see your Membership Cards ) followed by Juliet Walker who is going to tell us about the Ancient Greek Groups' recent trip to Greece. Look out for the Group photo in 'Third Age Matters.'
VISIT TO LOOSLEY AND WATTS GALLERY The date for this outing is 5 September, details on the website.
From your Chairman, Hazel Willard



NEXT MONTHLY MEETING

27 July
The Rosetta Mission
Andrew Morse
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Set-up and refreshments:
Cycling
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NEW WEBMASTER NEEDED
After three years the current webmaster wishes to cease running this web site. Would you like to do it? You don't need to carry on the web site exactly as it is. In fact a change might be a good idea. You dont need to be able write in code. There are lots of very simple web site creation softwares out there on the web where you simply choose a design and fill in boxes with text or pictures. So how about it?
You also do not need to join the committee so you wont need to attend meetings.
If nobody comes forward to take on the job this web site will change over to the basic U3A wen site using the U3A's own design. It will also mean that each group coordinator will be responsible to keeping their entry on the web site up to date and posting any upcoming events themselves.
If you are interested in taking over the web site contact Hazel. If you want to know more about what is involved, contact the webmaster. webmaster@emsvalleyu3a.org.uk