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Next Open Meeting - Monday 2nd March 2020
at 2 pm in the Church Rooms


Our speaker at the March meeting will be Ian Gasper talking about "Patagonia, Landscape and wildlife"

Ian is a former head-teacher and much travelled individual. He has volunteered with VSO twice, in Ethiopia and Nigeria.  He is an experienced speaker, having entertained many groups with his wonderfully illustrated talks.


Torres del Paine National Park, Chile (Wikimedia)



A reminder that the new membership year starts on March 1st so if you would like to renew your membership of Lostwithiel U3A please refer to the email sent on 29th January.  Renewal information is also available on our website.

Lostwithiel U3A is now registered for Gift Aid which means that if you pay tax we can claim an extra 25p for every pound of your subscription provided a Gift Aid declaration form is completed. An on-line version of the form is available via this link.

Thank you very much If you have already renewed. Membership cards for 2020 will be issued at the meeting so please do come along and collect yours.


Here are some snippets of news from several of our groups. Don't forget there are a lot more details about all our groups on the website.

Chess Group
Whilst some groups are at full capacity in terms of numbers, there is always the option of setting up a new group if you have a particular interest you would like to share. One such group is CHESS, suggested by David Evans.

There will be a meeting at The Platform meeting room on Wednesday 19th February at 2 pm to discuss this possible new group. David is more than happy to teach beginners, and would also welcome experienced players who want to enjoy a friendly environment. If you are interested please do join David and others.

For some time the Family History group has been full but there are a couple of spaces now so if you are interested do get in touch with Brenda Mead.

The next planning meeting of the  Art Appreciation Group has their next planning meeting on Monday 9th March at 2.30pm in the Royal Oak.

The Garden Visit Group are also at the Royal Oak - on Friday 21st February at 11am to finalise their 2020 programme of visits.


New Interest Groups

We  have several groups which are full and operate a waiting list. Many U3A’s around the country have multiple groups for various topics so there is nothing to stop anybody setting up a second Wine Appreciation Group for example.

Or alternatively, if you have an idea for a new Interest Group, we can help you get things off the ground so get in touch with any of the committee and we can help you out.

News from U3A National Office
The February edition of the newsletter published by the National U3A Office may be read via this link.


Looking forward to seeing you on 2nd March.


Lostwithiel U3A  Committee
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