Kenton & District U3A Noticeboard

Notice is hereby given that an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Kenton & District U3A will be held on Wednesday June 27th 2018 at 10.00 am at the Century Bowling & Sports Club, Logan Road, Wembley HA9 8PY

Notice is hereby given that the of the Kenton & District U3A will be held on Wednesday June 27th 2018 at 10.00 am at the Century Bowling & Sports Club, Logan Road, Wembley HA9 8PY.


After the meeting there will be a talk by Peter Cox on "Growing up in London" followed by refreshments.

We need your nominations for the positions of Chair, Vice-Chair (up to 2), Secretary, Treasurer and Committee members.

Please note that completed nomination forms must be received by the Secretary, Judith Littman by Wednesday May 23rd 2018 at the latest. A nomination form is attached. Please print off the forms you need - one form for each nominee.

Members may submit proposed and seconded motions for discussion at the AGM to the secretary, Judith Littman no later than Wednesday May 23rd 2018. A form for submission of a motion is attached. All nominees and proposers must be fully paid-up members of Kenton & District U3A for 2018/2019

If you have trouble opening the attachments or if you have any queries please contact Judith Littman at or telephone 020 8904 6116.

NB this notification, forms for nominations for officers and committee members and the form to propose a motion can be found on our website:

1. Apologies for absence
2. Minutes of last year's AGM
3. Chair Report
4. Treasurer Report
5. To approve accounts for the year 2017-18
6. Election of committee and honorary officers
7. To approve the appointment of independent examiner for the accounts
8. To approve changes to the Constitution (details to follow)
9. Proposed motions
10. Any other business


The next monthly meeting will be on Wednesday April 25th - Tax, Care and Toy Boys - a talk by Chris Dingley on making a Will (the legislation is changing in April 2018)


Wednesday May 23rd - Helga Woolf will give us Part 3 of her life story. Please note the change of speaker and topic.
Wednesday June 27th - our AGM followed by a talk by Peter Cox on "Growing up in London"
Wednesday July 25th - a talk by a speaker from GOSH (Great Ormond Street Hospital)

Please note: Guests will be charged £5 to attend monthly meetings. This will include refreshments. This amount will be deducted from their membership subscription if they join Kenton & District U3A.

People who have not yet joined may come along to one interest group meeting without charge.If you do not drive and have difficulty getting to monthly meetings or an interest group please let us know if you would like someone to pick you up by car and we will see if we can arrange this for you. You can speak to Judith Littman on 020 8904 6116 or email


Special Event - Understanding Dementia Talk and Q&A : 10am Tuesday June 5th

A practical and informative talk followed by a Q&A session for anyone wanting to know more about dementia. What are the early warning signs? Where to get help? How to support someone with dementia? The talk, being held at the Century Bowling Club, is by Olga Richardson (Home Care Manager, Woodlands Hall, Stanmore).

NEW Interest Groups

Travel Club - 100th Anniversary Commemorative Tour to Ypres - November 2018 A three or four day tour to Ypres in northern France is being considered to coincide with the 100th anniversary, on November 11th this year, of the armistice ending the First World War. See Flyer attached for outline details. Expressions of interest to Elaine Smith (

Creative Gardening - Exploratory meeting 2 pm May 17th - Flyer attached - M.Ka. is proposing a new gardening discussion group to meet on the third Thursday afternoon of the month to share the passion of gardening by exchanging tips and even seeds & plant cuttings. The exploratory meeting is at 2 pm on May 17th at the Century Bowling Club.


Special Event - The Duchess of Malfi Film - 0930 am Tuesday May 22nd While David Harris is away, we are taking the opportunity to show the 2014 Globe production of the Duchess of Malfi at the Bowling Club. Filmed in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, it stars GEmma Arterton. This thrilling combination of horrific set-pieces and vivid characters, written by John Webster in 1612-13, was recently studied by the English Literature group, but the film show is open to all KU3A members. As the runtime is around two and a half hours, we will start promptly at 0930 and, with a break or two, aim to finish by 1:00 pm. The cost is £1 per head, including tea/coffee.

David returns on Tuesday June 12th to continue his look at the English Literature of the 18th century. Have your copies to hand of A Modest Proposal (Jonathan Swift) and Vanity of Human Wishes (Dr Samuel Johnson).

Healthy Living Group - is moving Tuesdays From June 19th, Healthy Living Sessions will normally be on the 3rd Tuesday mornings of the month, rather than the 4th Tuesdays - see new KU3A Diary for dates.

Bridge Club - Please Check Kindly check directly with Normal Levy (020 8904 3906) about the next scheduled sessions on March 28th and April 25th and subsequent dates.

MUSEUM & GALLERY VISITS - new dates Contact Eva Groszmann for details (020 8907 5691 or

QUIRKY LONDON VISITS Two more outings have been arranged for June. On Friday 1st June David Rubin is taking a group of us on a morning tour of the Harrow District Masonic Centre in Northwick Circle.

On Thursday 14th June Jennifer Mills who has led our Art Appreciation sessions is giving us a morning guided tour of Keat's House in Hampstead.

If you would like to join us on either, do let Louise Bennett know if you haven't already - or 020 8907 2060 or 07785 586813. Further details areattached.

GUIDED CITY GARDEN WALKS - THURSDAY JUNE 28 AND TUESDAY JULY 31 Two guided garden walks around the City of London with Diana O'Reardon, History and Horticulture combined.

Walk 1: The City's (not-so) Secret Gardens Thursday June 28.

Walk 2: From Bedlam to Barbican Tuesday 31st July.

Walking time (in City) up to 2.5 hours. Members of Kenton & District U3A - Free. Guests - £10 (if places available). For more information, or to book a place, contact Diana by email ( phone 020 3645 7348, 07814 412687. Meet 10:00 am Preston Road Underground Waiting Room.

RAMBLING GROUP: Regent's Park to Little Venice walk - Sunday May 20th Highlights of the walk include Queen Mary's Rose Gardens, Regent's Park, Primrose Hill, Little Venice and the Regent's Canal. Contact Kevin O'Doherty (

Play Reading - Monday May 21st -Two play sets are ready. The group will probably read The Ladykillers (of Ealing Studio Fame) a classic black comedy. A sweet old lady, alone in her house, is pitted against a gang of criminal misfits who will stop at nothing ... The June play can then be Bums on Seats, Michael Snelgrove'suproarious and hilarious adult comedy. 2 pm at the Bowling Club.

Magic of Musicals No sessions until September.

BOARD & GAMES GROUP New members are welcome to drop into afternoon sessions on the first Tuesday of the month at the Century Bowling Club. The April meeting will be on April 10th.

Film Club - What's On May 21st (At Ruth's) Dr Zhivago; June 7th (at Richard's) Strangers on a Train. June 18th (at Ruth's) Walk the Line.

Call Ruth Levere on 020 8909 1557 or email or Richard Stanton on 020 8866 2041 or email to confirm you plan to attend.

Healthy Living Group is moving to Tuesdays - Next meeting is May 29th. From June 19th sessions will normally be on the 3rd Tuesday morning of the month at the Bowling Club rather than the 4th Tuesday - see new KU3A Diary for dates.

Smartphone & Tablet User Tips - next meeting Tuesday June 5th Get answers to your queries and share tips and tricks about using your smartphone, tablet or laptop computer. Members should bring along and use their own equipment at the sessions - both Apple and Android devices are welcome. 2pm at the Bowling Club.

PowerPoint & Presentations - next meeting Friday June 8th An extension to the new group above, specifically focusing on the creation of visual presentations. The meeting is at 2:30 pm. Contact M. Ka. direct for details of where the meeeting will be held or email her via

For further details of the above and other Groups, Walks, Visits and Outings and for contact details for the facilitators please see THE DIARY.


Do you have an idea for a new interest group, which you can organise or know someone else who might be persuaded to do so? Then contact one of the KU3A Interest Groups' Coordinators in person: Peter Rummer or Louise Bennett, or via email:

We have a specific request for someone to organise a Gentle Exercise group. If anyone knows of a trained person who could lead such a group please contact Peter or Louise.

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Please send any articles, reports, information and contributions to Marlene at or

NEWS FROM NATIONAL OFFICE Click Here for details of the LONDON REGION SUMMER SCHOOL 2018 on Tuesday 31st July - Thursday 2nd August.