Volunteers for First Monday Meeting: We need the following volunteers: Meeters and Greeters; people to help with putting out/putting away chairs and tables and people to help at the desk at the FMM. Please contact Jane Hopwood or Janet Kennewell .
Introduction to Lino Printing class starting: The first Lino Printing classes have finished. Another class will start in September if there is interest. See the Lino Printing Group Page for more information.
New Mah Jong Group on offer: Our second Mah-Jong group will start on Thursday 21 July with an eight week beginners course of two hour sessions per week. The course is aimed at absolute beginners, but this should not stop someone who can play joining the group. A detailed description of the new Group can be seen by clicking here. Please contact Martin Sharpe or Peter Scaife if you are interested.
Membership: Membership subscriptions were due on April 1st (our financial year is from 1st April – 31st March). The cost is still £15 for new members and those renewing their membership. See HOW TO / RENEW MEMBERSHIP for details.
Technical help: Members with computer skills are needed to assist in the running of the hybrid part of the First Monday Meetings. The equipment involved is Laptop LT1, audio mixer, hall audio system, mobile phone camera and microphones. Anyone interested contact Alan Hopwood, email@example.com.
For Groups using Laptops & projectors: In the next few weeks, Ian will remove the VGA cables from laptop bags and ensure there is instead an HDMI cable to be used for connecting a laptop to a projector.
Newsletter: You should have received your Summer Newsletter. Apologies for the delay – there was a problem at the printers. Thanks to our helpful deliverers.
We need someone to take over the delivery of Newsletters to the Milborne St. Andrew/Dewlish area. Please let Janet Kennewell know if you can help with this.
New President: The committee have presented our new President and Honorary Member, Margaret Pearce, with a certificate. For more details and photos, please see the next Newsletter.
Membership News: Les Mould has resigned as our Secretary on health grounds but we are pleased he is remaining on the Committee. His role has been split between several Committee members.
Another Scam Email: We have another scam (phishing) email about. This one says that one of our members, mentioning his name, has uploaded an important document for you to see. Please remember if any email, however plausible and whoever from, asks you to click on a link to see something, don't do it until you have checked with whoever it was supposed to come from.
Attendance Fees: The 50p attendance fee and £1 1st Monday Meeting fee have started again from April 2022
Travel Tales: We are pleased to report that Mary Cantrille has restarted the Travel Tales group. The first meeting was Monday May 23rd – See Travel Tales page.
MOTO: We are also pleased that Christine Langthorne has taken over the MOTO Group. Details on the MOTO page.
Play Reading needs members: Play Reading need another 2 members to be viable. If you are interested, see the Play Reading page for Brenda's contact details.
French Intermediate, a new group replacing the former French Beginners has started. For information, see French Intermediate page.
Reading Groups: The Reading Groups have managed to absorb more members so no need for a waiting list or 4th group yet.
Theatre Group: Peter is shortly moving house and will arrange the next trip once his move has been finalised, hopefully in the next couple of months.
If you are interested in establishing a new group, please contact Peter Scaife, Group Liaison.
New Date for "You the Jury": Diane Janes has researched many murder and attempted murder cases from the early part of the twentieth century. She has written several books and appeared on TV. Following the success of previous sessions, Diane has agreed to do another presentation in Dorchester on FRIDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER at the Dorchester Community Church, Liscombe Street, Poundbury. Diane will provide evidence from two cases with slides to a "mock" jury of twelve people and then ask for your verdicts based on the information given. She will then tell you what happened in the actual case. The day long seminar will commence at 9.45 am (prompt) and finish at approximately 4.30 pm with an hour's break for lunch (not included) between 1 pm and 2 pm. There will be a break in both the morning and afternoon for tea or coffee which will be supplied by the church (donation requested). There will be twelve places available and the cost will be £15 per person to cover the presenter's fee and a contribution to the room hire. If you would like to attend please contact Peter Scaife firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01305 849131.
Get Amazon to donate to Dorchester u3a: Members who shop online using Amazon are asked to consider using Amazon Smile. Amazon will donate a small percentage each time you place an order with them. To take advantage of this Google "Amazon Smile" and you will get a similar page to the one you are used to, designate D & D u3a as your charity and just place an order. It works exactly the same as normal Amazon except that your spend is counted for the charity contribution as long as you log into Amazon Smile.
New and persistent Vacancies:
We are looking for members who could either lead or act as Contact for the following Groups – Wine appreciation, Spanish Beginners.
We are still looking for more Committee Members, including the Secretary role.
Please check on the vacancies page for more information and other ways you can help - click here.