Update 26th February 2024

Quiz News

The February quiz from Julie Clarke has been loaded to the website and is ready for you to test your general knowledge. (Our quiz page lists all the quizzes that have been set previously.)

Member News

Annual General Meeting
Monday 4th March – Sandbach Town Hall 09:30 – 10:30 at which members who have not already voted can vote, and questions from members will be answered.
If you are able to vote online before the AGM, it will help your committee enormously.
View the AGM Documents & Vote

March Members Morning
Monday 4th March – Sandbach Town Hall, please note the earlier start time of 9.30.
Our Guest Speaker at the next members meeting is Roger Devonside . Roger held the world record of wing walking for every sponsored plane, including Cadbury’s Crunchie and Utterley Butterly. Come and listen to him talk about his death defying, high-flying aeroplane stunts.
He has a packed contact book and has interviewed many American Boxers including Sugar Ray Leonard, Smokin’ Joe Frazier and Roberto Duran.  He has also interviewed many Football players and was the agent for the late Everton manager, Howard Kendall.
It is our AGM beforehand, so join us earlier than usual. Our guest speaker starts at 10.30 and lasts for an hour, including any questions that you may have.

u3a Quiz
The next U3A quiz is arranged for Wednesday 10th April in St Mary’s Church Hall, Sandbach.  7pm for 7:30.
Each team may have up to six members and as the hall allows only 24 teams  prompt action is required. The only way to participate is to send an email to kev1dea2@gmail.com. The email should contain the name of your team and its captain. Please don’t just turn up on the night expecting the necessary materials to be prepared for your team.

Yoga 4 has vacancies!
The group meets on Thursdays 11.30 – 12.45 at the masonic Hall in Sandbach. For dates or to contact the group leader go to https://u3a.simplemembership.co.uk/Sandbach/Groups/yoga-4

Coach Trips

Middleport Potteries and Trentham Gardens
(This replaces the original Wedgewood visit due to a change by Wedgewood!)
Places are available on their virtual tour only, please see the trailer here – https://youtu.be/Fp5P1kVPdRQ
14th March Note – amended date
Departing from the Military Arms, Sandbach at 9.15am
3rd Buxton Opera House – Gilbert & Sullivan
Matinee Performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore” and “Trial by Jury”
31 Jul 2024
Departing from the Military Arms, Sandbach at 10am
Shrewsbury Flower Show
9 Aug 2024
Departing from the Military Arms, Sandbach at 9am
Princess Cruise on River Trent including two course lunch
19 Sept 2024
£40 Note – amended price
Departing from the Military Arms, Sandbach at 9.15

Book online at https://u3a.simplemembership.co.uk/Sandbach/events or ring Alice on 01270765856

Help wanted and a Thank you

The group planning our 21st celebration want to contact all our past Chairs and our Founder members but don’t have a full list. If you were a founder member or have been chair of Sandbach & District u3a please drop an email to mailing@sandbachu3a.org.uk so that we can acknowledge your contribution to our u3a.
Thank you!
We appealed for help to bake cakes for our celebration and are delighted that several members have offered their help, thank you for your support.

Local News

Chance Changing Lives is in need of volunteers at our Community shop in Crewe.  We are a small local charity supporting people in poverty in Crewe and surrounding areas. We are passionate about combatting homelessness and poverty with hope, help and a hot meal.
We’ve expanded in just 5 years from a small group of volunteers making a hot meal in a church hall for 30 homeless people to becoming a registered charity providing practical support with food and other essentials, advice on debt management, mental health and other services.
The  Community Pantry in Crewe is set up as a local mini market where customers who are struggling to pay bills and buy food can shop once a week for fresh fruit, veg, bread, groceries toiletries and household products for a small membership payment.  We rely heavily on volunteers to provide this service – helping customers with their shop, taking payments on the till, stock control – sorting donations of goods from supermarkets and others, and the assessment of new and existing members for their suitability for our service.
We are in need of more help, particularly for volunteers on Friday at the shop.  It’s a small friendly team, training is given and very rewarding work where you really feel you are making a difference to people’s daily lives.  If you are interested, please contact us via our website www.chancechanginglives.org or Facebook page or you can talk to me, Maggie Sutton U3A member and co-leader Patchwork and Quilting.

And finally …

What washes up on very small beaches? Micro-waves.
What do dentists call their x-rays? Tooth pics.
Why were they called the Dark Ages? Because there were lots of knights.
What’s a foot long and slippery? A slipper.
How does NASA organise a party? They planet.
Why is no one friends with Dracula? Because he’s a pain in the neck.
What do you call a dog magician? A labracadabrador.
Why do fish live in saltwater? Because pepper makes them sneeze!
How much fun is doing your laundry? Loads.
When does a joke become a Dad joke? When it’s fully groan.
! tried to sue the airline for misplacing my luggage…I lost my case.
What do you get if you cross a snake and a lego set? A boa constructor.

Where do polar bears vote? The North Poll.
Have you voted yet? You can do so from the comfort of your own home or in the library – no need to got to the North Pole!!!



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