Lostwithiel U3A hold regular open meetings every two months. The meetings are held in the Church Rooms, Church Lane, Lostwithiel starting at 2pm. The meetings are divided into three parts::
- Guest Speaker
- Lostwithiel U3A Business Matters
- Refreshments and a Chat
The meetings give members the chance to chat to other people outside their interest groups, learn about current activities, and find out about any new groups being formed. General Meetings are ideal for new members to discover what is happening in Lostwithiel U3A.
Lostwithiel U3A Speaker programme 2021
1sr November 2021 in Church Rooms
It was planned that Local artist Tony Foster should be our speaker on 1st November with his talk "Painting Wild Places" However a decision was made on 23rd October to cancel this meeting. See the message below from our Chairman
"I AM SURE THAT MANY WILL BE DISAPPOINTED BUT I HAVE DECIDED TO POSTPONE THE PLANNED TALK BY TONY FOSTER WHICH WAS SCHEDULED ON MONDAY. I HAVE SPOKEN TO TONY TODAY AND HE WILL SPEAK WITH ALISON AND ARRANGE A SUITABLE DATE IN 2022.
NOT ONLY ARE COVID RATES INCREASING IN THE COUNTRY AND COUNTY BUT HERE IS LOSTWITHIEL AND UP TO DATE I'M SURE NOT ALL HAVE HAD THIER BOOSTER JAB.
IT IS MADE PARTICULARLY DIFFICULT BECAUSE A DARKENED ROOM IS NECCESARY TO SEE THE WONDERFUL IMAGES ON THE SCREEN AND THIS WOULD PREVENT OPENING OF THE DOORS TO INCREASE VENTILATION.
I AM SORRY THAT WE HAVE HAD TO POSTPONE THE LAST TWO OPEN MEETINGS BUT I FEEL THAT IT IS NECESSARY AT THIS TIME AND THAT WE CAN GET BACK TOGETHER IN 2022.
PAST EVENTS IN 2021
6th September 2021 in Church Rooms
Unfortunately, this meeting was cancelled at short notice, See message below
Message sent 5th September from Sue Sargent, Vice Chairman :-
"It is with huge regret that I write to inform you that the Committee has reluctantly decided to cancel tomorrow's scheduled Open Meeting featuring a talk about the work of Cornwall Fire and Rescue service, This has been deemed sensible because of a rise in the number of Covid cases in the town recently.
We do apologise for this late notice and hope that you will understand that circumstances can change so quickly at present,
Please keep a lookout for notifications in the future when we will reschedule this meeting."
19th July 2021
The talk in the Church Rooms planned for 19th July was postponed. The AGM was held via Zoom
5th July 2021 via Zoom
On July 5th Sarah Slater will deliver the talk "Working with the ghosts of Hampton Court Palace". As a Hampton Court Tour Guide, Sarah will tell us about her experiences working with the ghosts of Hampton Court Palace, what it is like to wander the galleries late at night in the dark, the history, stories and sightings of ghosts over the years.
On May 10th via Zoom Canine Partners presented an outline of their work. Canine Partners is a charity that trains dogs to bring greater independence and a better quality of life to people with disabilities. These dogs learn to perform tasks that are difficult, painful or even impossible for their partners to carry out. Dogs can be provided for people with complex disabilities such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and spina bifida.
On Monday 1st March at 2pm via Zoom our talk was entitled “The Job of a Laughtime”.
Brad Ashton, a TV and radio comedy scriptwriter, has written for a number of comedians including Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, Dick Emery, Frankie Howerd, Bruce Forsyth, Hylda Baker, Hattie Jacques, Bob Monkhouse and Groucho Marx. He told us about the fun he had writing for these comedians plus humorous back-stage stories.
Our first Open Meeting of 2021 was held on Monday 1st February at 2pm via Zoom.
Rebecca Smith spoke about the History and Work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
If you missed the talk or would like so see it again, then it is available via YouTube.
Direct link to YouTube: https://youtu.be/lOKceyy32FU