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U3A CARRICK - SOME USEFUL BACKGROUND ON OUR ACTIVITIES:

U3A Carrick Group covers a wide-ranging area, so therefore general meetings are held in four locations.

VENUE

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

Kea Community Centre,
47 Old Coach Rd.,
Playing Place

Friday, 5th January
10am - 12.30pm

 

Friday, 2nd March
10am - 12.30pm

 

 

Friday, 1st June
10am - 12.30pm

St. Mary’s Church Hall,
Kimberley Place,
Falmouth

 

Weds., 7th Feb.
10am - 12.30pm

Wednesday 7th March - John Bishop & Richard Allen

Wednesday 18th April 10 for 10.30

Wednesday 16th May Peter Poulton has kindly agreed to be our speaker. He will give us a workshop entitled ' Pen, Pencil and Paper' so join us for a different talk and morning. Be prepared to doodle so bring along pen, pencil biro and paper and enjoy the workshop.

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Subject: Group information

 

Wednesday June 20th

Deaf Association

Conservative Club
80, Lemon St.
Truro

Tues., 23rd January
2pm – 4pm

Tues., 27th February
2pm - 4pm

Tues., 27th March
2pm – 4pm

Tues., 24th April
2pm – 4pm

Tues., 22nd May
2pm – 4pm

Tues., 26th June
2pm – 4pm

Discussion about future meetings in Truro. John Bishop will lead the meeting.

Perranwell Centre
School Hill, Perranwell Station

 

 

 

Friday, 6th April
U3A AGM
10am – 12.30pm

Weds., 2nd May
10am - 12.30pm

 

VENUE

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

Kea Community Centre,
47 Old Coach Rd.,
Playing Place

 

Friday, 3rd August
10am - 12.30pm

 

Friday, 5th October
10am - 12.30pm

 

 

St. Mary’s Church Hall,
Kimberley Place,
Falmouth

Weds., 18th July
10am - 12.30pm

Veronica Whale "LIfe in Ceylon during the 50s and 60s"

Wednesday 15th Aug.10am - 12.30pm

"World War 1 Behind the Lines" Amanda Harris

Weds., 19th Sept.
10am - 12.30pm

Wednesday 17th Oct.10am - 12.30pm

Weds., 21st Nov.
10am - 12.30pm

"The West Country's Other Railway."  Eric Irons

Wednesday Dec.19th 10am - 12.30pm

Christmas Quiz

Perranwell Centre
School Hill, Perranwell Station

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 7th Dec.
CHRISTMAS SHOW
10am - 12.30pm

 

 

U3A Meetings
Truro Conservative Club.

Meeting and Visit Reports

At our May meeting, Dr Joe Pelton who is Director Emeritus at the Space and Advanced Research Institute at George Washington University in Washington D.C., very kindly met with us and presented a very interesting and insightful account on the future of space technology.

He gave a powerpoint presentation regarding the cosmic hazards in space and the threats to humanity from comets, asteroids and orbital debris.  Dr Pelton spoke about the investment into further improving satellite coverage in space.  He explained that one suggestion is to build a network of mini satellites which can be placed into orbit creating an interconnecting communication system available for commercial use.

He pointed out the men and the companies who are exploring the possibilities of scientific research and commercial use of space exploration.  References were made to Richard Branson who is leading the Virgin space programme and is hoping to achieve commercial space flight in the near future.

Dr Pelton spoke at length about the plans and aims of two of the world's richest men, Elon Musk (the Pay Pal founder) and Jeff Bezos (the Amazon boss) who are involved in the new space race.

We finished with an interesting Q and A session.

 

Truro Monthly Meeting - The Future

 

At the meeting on 26th June, John Bishop, our current Chairman, will talk about the future of these meetings and invite our members to air their views regarding how we proceed.

The previous committee agreed to support the monthly meetings until June and then review the arrangements.

I initially assisted Tony Herring as his health deteriorated and carried on assisting after his sad demise.  Whatever decision is taken on Tuesday 26th June, it would be an opportune time to arrange a summer break during July and August.  

If there is an agreement to continue with the monthly meetings, the suggested break will give everyone time to regroup.

Richard Allen.  richardallen85@gmail.com

Constitution:

U3A Carrick operates under a formal constitution, which sets out our philosophy and operational practices under which we manage our various activities and groups on a day-to-day basis across our neighbourhood districts. We operate with a formal committee structure, which includes financial management. U3A Carrick Group is registered with The UK Charity Commissioners under charity number: 1034910.

 

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