Coffee mornings 2019:

Our Coffee mornings are held at the Northam Hall and give new and existing members a chance to meet and socialise with a cup of tea/coffee and cake. There may also be a raffle Some coffee mornings feature presentations by U3A groups or U3A members. Entry costs is £2 which includes tea/coffee and cake! The coffee morning runs from 10 am to 12 noon.

February 2nd                                    A social event to meet old friends and make new acquaintances.

April 6th                                            A social event to meet old friends and make new acquaintances.

June 1st                                  FLORAL FROLICS - a flower arranging presentation from one of our members, Diane Cameron, who has demonstrated throughout Devon and Cornwall and has successfully represented the county at National Competitions. There will also be a raffle with chances to win the displays Diane creates!

September 7th                                  A social event to meet old friends and make new acquaintances.

November 2nd                                  There will be presentations of work from the Craft and Digital Camera groups. 

December 14th                                 A one off Christmas coffee morning! This will feature Diane Cameron with a Christmas  themed flower arranging demonstration - Christmas and Candle Light. Please note the venue has been changed - please see November Newsletter for details.



If you have a hearing aid with a T (telecoil) or loop setting you will find our new system simple to use, just put on one of our discreet FM receivers and switch your hearing device to the T setting!

The FM loop system will be used at all forthcoming monthly lunches so if you would like to try the system please speak to me, or one of the other committee members present, before the speaker starts.  The FM loop system is also available for use at other U3A venues so please speak to your group leader if you feel this would be of help to yourself or any one else who wants to attend any of our groups.

The whole reason for investing in the FM loop system is to help make the Torridge U3A more inclusive and rewarding for all.  I know from my professional experience that hearing problems, especially in situations with more background noise, can make people feel excluded and less likely to take part in social activities. 

Please spread the word, to both existing U3A members and anyone you know that may have been put off from joining the Torridge U3A, that we now have a system which can help them make their membership a more interesting and enjoyable experience.

 Dennis Pavitt  (Chair)


October 2019