January 2019   Charity No 1002486  
Chairman Hilary Elstone 01924277504
Secretary Malcolm Pollack 01924263320
Web site http://www.wakefieldu3a.org.uk


Following the AGM in November, there were some changes to the committee. The details of the new committee are:

Hilary Elstone  Chairman 
Shirley Wigglesworth  Vice chairman 
Pauline Turney  Hon treasurer and membership and new member co-ordinator 
Malcolm Pollack  Hon Secretary 
Michael Dufton   
Ruth Padgett   
Ann Pollack   
Barbara Morris   
Hilary Fowler  
Elaine Machell  


What is Qigong? Put simply, Qigong is a form of Chinese exercise that has been around for hundreds, if not thousands of years. It is ideal for anyone wishing to improve their health without straining or stressing the body as it involves gentle movement and mindful breathing, completely within your range of ability. Qi is the Chinese word for “life energy”; Gong means “work” or “cultivation”, and relates to benefits acquired through regular practice. Qigong is suitable for all ages and abilities and, practised regularly, improves balance, reduces stress and improves coordination of the body.
This group will be run by Gordon Parfitt. It will commence at 11.30 am, for an hour,
on Wed, 9 January at the Cluntergate Centre, Horbury.
Email Gordon on gparfitt57@gmail.com or just turn up

Some Aspects Of The New Testament (7 meetings)

How the Gospels came to be written; the writings of St Paul; the place of women in the New Testament; the Gospels not included, and anti-Semitism. The group will be held at a member’s home in Sandal commencing fortnightly on Thursday, 17 January at 2pm. For further information please phone Alan on 01226 283863.

English Country Dancing

This group will recommence at 2.30 – 4.30, in February at Primrose Hall, Horbury. Phone Ann on 01924 263320 ann@libourne.co.uk for start date and further information.

 Ukulele Beginners Free Taster Sessions

To be held at Walton Library, The Grove, WF2 6LD, 11am to 12noon on Friday, 11 and 18 January 2019. Must have own ukulele, but after these beginners sessions it is hoped to run sessions for those with more experience. Phone David 01924 862097  to register your interest.”

Dates for your Diary

Coffee Morning

Coffee mornings are held on the third Friday of the month at the West Yorkshire Sports Club, Sandal beginning with coffee at 10.a.m.
There will be a speaker or visitor every month.

January 18th Peter Gospel. The Kray Twins.

February 15th Coop Estates. Tax, Care and Toyboys.
Taking care of your assets in later life-inheritance, long term care fees(protecting your home etc.) power of attorney, second marriage etc.

March 15th Miss H.G.Slater. My Life in Saudi Arabia. Nanny to a Saudi Prince for seven years.

April 19th. Mark Buckley: 'Bees,their Life and Times.

May 17th The National Memorial Arboretum. A volunteer from the Arboretum.

June 21st Elaine King from Wakefield Hospice.

July 19th Pat Osborne. The Secret Life of Charles Dickens.

Shirley Wigglesworth