Late News:


Only a few places left!

As you may have heard via your Group Leaders, a Ceilidh is being held for U3A members. If you haven't heard, the details are as follows:-

Perranarworthal Village Hall, Sunday 12th May 7pm for 7.30 (finish 11pm). £5 per person (advance payment only). Bring your own supper & drink. Free tea/coffee/juice/biscuits. For info or booking Steve Cook

For some years, I ran  Sunday Cinema as  part of the Second Saturday group, but since  this has now  grown into two groups - First and Second Saturday - I have decided to open it up as an independent group in its own right and to set up new database of members who are interested in joining.
Whenever a decent film is showing at the Truro Plaza (ie, not every week but probably  every few weeks), a group of us will go to see it, with an optional meal at a nearby restaurant before or after the event, depending upon the time of the performance.
Because the week's cinema programme is only published on the Monday, it has to be arranged by email, with people being asked to respond usually by Thursday, for the Sunday showing. I purchase a block of tickets and book the restaurant for those who want to come, and people pay me for the ticket just before the showing. For that reason, if you say you want to come, you are committed to pay for the ticket even if you are not able to attend on the day.
If you would like to belong to the group, please email me and I will then put you on the distribution list. I am sorry, but you will need an email address to belong to the group .
Mary Neale

Our committee met on 2nd March and agreed to go ahead with the invitation from Age UK for those above 65 who are members of our U3A, thanks to the support from the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association, to visit at their arrangement the Show on Saturday 8th June by bus at a cost to us of £11 each.

As our General Secretary was not present at the meeting I agreed to follow this up and Group Leaders were informed by email so that a list First come first served could be made out.  I am not sure what numbers they can cope with.

All guests must be able to cope with the terrain of the showground, the coach transport and the anticipated volume of people, as well as the potentially very warm weather.

The AGE UK marquee will provide a pasty lunch and an opportunity for any of the group to rest their legs, enjoy conversation and a refreshing beverage throughout the day.

I have been on one of these Age Uk outings in a previous year and it makes for a very pleasant day out.

Marion Tapp
Committee Member  

Carrick U3A Annual Photography Competition 2019
The subject for 2018 is   Cornish Legends

Please read the rules below before submitting your entries.
Entries must be submitted by 30th September 2019.
All photographs should be taken during the year 2019.
All digital entries to be submitted by Dropbox to the email address below
or on a labelled memory stick, together with prints, to any U3A photography club meeting at Carnon Downs during September 2019.
The judging presentation will take place at Carnon Downs Village hall on Tuesday 10th December 2018 at 9.30am.
The event co-ordinator is Adrian Rowlands. 
Tel 01872279334    email
Competition Rules

All members of Carrick U3A are eligible to enter the competition.
This is a digitally projected image competition.
Images must be in jpg and sRGB format with a maximum size of 1600pixels wide and 1200pixels high, so portrait images should be no more than 1200pixels high.

Members may enter up to 3 digital images.
Name your files.  U3A Membership Number- Title-Your Name
You may also provide A4 prints for display purposes on the day of the presentation and awards. Please write your U3A membership number and title and your name on the back right-hand top corner of the print.

All entries should be your own work.

An experienced local judge will be invited to judge the competition.

The Compton Castle, the boat cafe in the centre of Truro, is offering their venue as a possible meeting place for groups. It has the advantage of being roomy, no stairs to negotiate, very central and easy to access by public transport, being just beside the bus station. It's disadvantages are that the nearest toilets are in Marks and Spencers or the bus station, it has no blackout facility so no good for those groups that use a screen and entrance  is via a gangplank, which some might find difficult.It  might be good though for those groups that meet socially or for discussion and where members are prepared to buy themselves a drink.