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Some members of the Walking Group in mid December 2021 .

Our Risk Assessment
The current risk assessment covering our meetings and hybrid meetings (including by Zoom) will be updated from time to time as necessary.  Hilary can be contacted for a copy if requested on talks@gilwernu3a.org.uk.
 
Give u3a a few trees near Sugarloaf
A new woodland on the eastern side of Sugarloaf is being created.  It is a unique project by the Third Age Trust, but is also seen as supporting the Queen's Green Canopy to mark her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee.

It is hoped that many members of Gilwern u3a will support the project, 7.50 a tree.  Please contact Karen Harris, our Chair, on chair@gilwernu3a.co.uk       See: further details.

u3a On-line events
Some interesting topics from u3a Headquarters:  u3a.org.uk/events/educational-events

Anniversary Quilt
A note about the u3a competition can be found on the lower part of this reference.

Climate change and Ecological Crisis?  What's all the fuss about? 
 

This was a hybrid lecture by David Ramsden on 15 September.  One group heard him on Zoom, and at the same time those carefully spaced out in the Community Centre's main hall heard him on a large screen.  It displayed the depressing future unless human action to reduce CO2 is taken now by the whole world.  The dire consequences for us all were made crystal clear!

Table Tennis Group The group is starting on Thursday afternoons in the Village Hall 2 - 4pm.  Contact is Karen, our Chair.

Art Group brings fresh life to Community Centre

 The first completed board.  Guess where!  Also see where the walkers went (below)!

The Art Group had a lot of constructive fun painting boards to decorate and brighten up the passage of the Community Centre.  Illustrations can be found on the Art page.
 
Instead of the Newsletter.
  Try some of the latest wonderful stories created by the Writing Group.  They are interesting and amusing.  Go to No 5 or No 6 near the bottom of their page. 
 

Family & Social History Group new projects
The Group are planning to embark on two new ambitious projects in the coming months.
The first is to record the oral histories of elderly Gilwern residents who can provide a fascinating insight into how Gilwern has changed over time. The second will be to photograph and document the older graves at St Elli Church.
Both are large and exciting projects and as we are currently a small group we would welcome any new members who would like to be involved. Please contact the Group Leader, Linda Swanson swansonlm@aol.com 

The Bridge Group
Social Bridge have met for the first time since March 2020 and welcomed 2 new members to the group.
We plan to start up our regular Monday afternoon (2-4pm) sessions again at the Gilwern Community Centre.
All levels of players welcome - perhaps you would like to learn in a friendly and supportive environment?
Please contact Hilary if interested on 01873 830244 or oldrectorybarn@hotmail.co.uk

Are you a Member?
If you are not a member of Gilwern u3a, and you would like to hear a talk please send an email asking to be included to membership@gilwernu3a.org.uk.  Members of other U3As who want to join in should also use that email address.

To use Zoom

To set up and use Zoom is very simple.  Here is an instruction produced by our Secretary on how to join and use Zoom.  There are also helpful videos such as this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w3Y_9FLgc4&app=desktop

To sign up for the u3a Headquarters Newsletter: a href="https://www.u3a.org.uk/newsletter" https://www.u3a.org.uk/newsletter

Names of canal bridges: How many do you know? https://canalplan.org.uk/waterway/pp9g
Some local u3a websites:
As a result of connections made with other local U3As it is now possible to attend each others' monthly meetings free of charge.  To find out what is on look at their web sites:

Abergavenny website: https://u3asites.org.uk/abergavenny/welcome
Crickhowell website:
https://u3asites.org.uk/crickhowell

Gilwern Roots: Here to help promote the village to help growth in all Community ideas and projects from seed to oaks! a href=https://www.facebook.com/pg/gilwernroots/about/?ref=page_internal
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Past and current issues of The Unsocial Times, newsletters 2020 & 2021:
No 1  No 2  No 3  No 4  No 5  No 6  No 7  No 8  No 9  No 10  No 11  No 12  No 13  No 14  No 15  No 16  No 17 
No 18
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