We meet at 2 pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Congregational Church, Kilwardby St, Ashby.
There is normally a guest speaker or, in December, musical entertainment.
This is followed by tea, coffee and biscuits and a chance to meet and talk with other members.
|Tue 25th Jun||Philip Caine||Barrow to Baghdad and back again|
|Tue 23rd Jul||AGM||Graham Short||The hands of genius|
|Tue 27th Aug||Cream Tea Event||No speaker|
|Tue 24th Sep||Jack Perks||Best of British|
|Tue 22nd Oct||Alexa Wigfield||"When You Wish Upon A Star" - Dream making for sick children.|
|Tue 26th Nov||Roger Hailwood||The Yorkshire Dales.|
|Tue 10th Dec||Christmas Event||Nick Gravestock||Ayres & Graces - Christmas entertainment|
|Tue 28th Jan||Stephanie and Trevor Mee||Confessions of game show junkies|
|Tue 25th Feb||Colin Hill||Dancing with Diana|
|Tue 24th Mar||Mark Walsh||"The Ukulele Sensation"|
Tea Rota, Meeters & Greeters, Reporting Groups
|Month||Tea Group||Meet & Greet||Reporting Groups|
|Tue 25th Jun||Anne Donegan, Lesley Thomas, David Thomas, Maureen Broad||Bill & Avril Wilson||Lunch and Medium Walks|
|Tue 23rd Jul||Pat Bithell, Terry Bithell, Julia Fraser, Henry Sharples||TBA||Music Appreciation & Quiz|
|Tue 27th Aug||The Committee for Cream Tea||TBA||none|
|Tue 24th Sep||Joan Benton, Sue Bloor, Phil Bloor, Carol Smith||TBA||Recorder & Short Walks|
|Tue 22nd Oct||Jean Preece, Brenda Dummer, Sandra Fox||TBA||TBA|
|Tue 26th Nov||Jenny Slawson, Pete Slawson, Bridget Fairway, Jim Fairway||TBA||TBA|
|Tue 10th Dec||The Committee for Christmas Fare||TBA||none|
28th May "Cyber crime, Frauds and Scams"
After our scheduled speaker withdrew at the last minute, we were lucky to have Samantha Hancock of Leicestershire Police step in at short notice to give us a most interesting talk about how to protect us from cyber crime, phone & postal scams and doorstep salesmen.
There was lots to take in but, in essence, keep your computer and its anti-virus software up to date, use strong passwords and use a different one for everything you log in to.
Be aware that all emails, texts and phone calls can easily be made to look like they are from someone else. Don't assume that any contact is genuine, and don't click on links in emails unless you are sure that they are safe. If an email asks you to click on a link to go to a seemingly genuine website, don't. Use you browser to open that website directly.
Beware of free Wi-Fi when you are out and about. Your communications can be intercepted by others. It is OK for looking up bus and train timetables, but not for contacting your bank, checking emails, shopping etc. where you will be sending personal info over Wi-Fi. If you have sufficient data allowance, use 3G or 4G on your phone. That way info is encrypted and safe.
Don't believe phone calls from banks, the police, BT or others who tell you your computer or phone is compromised or that want you to give them your bank or personal details. Just hang up.
Neither the banks or the police will ask you to transfer money over the phone, nor will they send a courier to collect money, passports or bank cards. Anyone trying to do that is a crook.
Don't believe doorstep sales(wo)men who you don't know. ID badges can be easily faked. If you already wanted to buy something that a doorstep salesman is offering, say no thank you, go and do your research and then visit, phone or talk to more than one reputable person to get a proper idea of the price of the work.
If something seems like it is really good value, it probably isn't and is most likely a scam.
Lastly, if you didn't enter a competition, you won't have won a prize despite what the letter or email may say!! Do not reply to these, they will slowly hook you in and con you out of money.
This was a very useful and informative talk but with lots to take in. As Samantha said, don't go away afraid of the internet, you know more now than you did before! Thank you Samantha.
Leaflets provided by Samantha will be available to pick up at the next meeting and I shall try to put more information on our website.