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Creative Writing and Ballroom Dancing are still recruiting but not meeting at the moment due to low numbers. Val Ottewell is taking orders for U3A Diaries - cost £2
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From Chairman Hazel Willard
If you didn't manage to get to the September General Meeting, then you missed a real treat. Our Speaker, Boniface Ole Mario (call me 'Bonny') is a Masai senior elder and a tall, imposing man, dressed as a Masai, in brightly coloured robes and many beads. He spoke, with visual aids of his own experiences, growing up in a Masai village. The woman made the beautiful jewellery, chopped the firewood, thatched and plastered their houses, did the cooking – what didn’t they do? I looked around the hall and saw the audience was fully engaged and no one was dozing! Bonny displayed and sold some of the jewellery and passed round other items he and villagers made in the Masai. I was amazed to learn that he is a bus driver in Portsmouth, but I suppose there isn't much call for herdsmen in Waterlooville (which is where he lives!) We’re going to ask him back!
Susan Resouly, Catherine Davis and members of the Art Appreciation Group gave us a fascinating presentation on Victorian art and we were all involved looking for clues to Victorian morals and values in the beautiful paintings displayed on screen.
Our speaker in October will be telling us about the 'History of Great Ormond Street Hospital.' Jeff Thatcher is also going to show us his collection of tenth anniversary photographs, so with that and our 'mystery' presentation it looks like being another enjoyable afternoon.
Meanwhile our Theatre Organiser, Ann Newnham would like to step down after seven years in the role and we are looking for a replacement. Please let me, or any of the Committee know if you and maybe a friend are interested.
Do have a look at the Autumn Edition of 'Third Age Matters.' Ems Valley U3A is mentioned twice – a letter on p65, 'We can manage on our own' and a report on Wine Group One’s wine tasting trip to Alsace on p80. I was hoping there might have been something about our tenth anniversary celebrations, but maybe next month.
Hazel (Chairman)

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