H3A ACTIVITIES NEWSLETTER No 1. 09 July 2020 

In these pandemic days, many of us are looking for ways to stay connected with H3A friends and colleagues. Therefore, H3A is stepping into the “new normal,” taking close care of the measures and restrictions. Fortunately there are many tools available to us using our cell phones, tablets, and computers. Virtual conversations using Zoom, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Skype allow people to continue to be part of each other’s lives. The H3A website, WhatsApp groups, and Facebook groups continue to share the spirit of H3A. Slowly, cautiously, some small groups have begun meeting in person. We hope this brief newsletter (to be published at least 2 times a month this summer) can be a helpful place to find news about H3A-related activities. Here’s to staying connected AND safe!

CINEMA PRESENTATIONS

The Sinema-Dizi Group has continued to meet this spring and summer using Zoom. Each week members are given details of a film that they watch on their own; Sundays there are discussions of the film on a Zoom meeting.

On the next two Sundays, the group invites interested H3A members to take part in special Zoom presentations in Turkish by Prof. Dr. Semiramis Yağcıoğlu.

– On Sunday 12 July at 21:00 the film to be discussed is Never Let Me Go (Beni Asla Bırakma). https://720pizle.org/izle/altyazi/never-let-me-go.html Book by Kazuo Ishiguro. Movie directed by Mark Romanek. Stars: Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield, Charlotte Rampling.

– On Sunday 19 July at 21:00 the film to be discussed is Atonement (Kefaret).

If you are interested in participating, please contact the ZOOM Session moderator, Didem, no later than Sunday at 14:00 with your name, email, and telephone. She will send you the the Zoom id, password, and the link to join in directly. Contact Didem : [email protected]

 ZOOM TRAINING SESSION FOR INTEREST GROUP LEADERS

Thinking about using ZOOM for your interest group? Looking for some pointers and assistance? Have questions about helping your group members use ZOOM? All interested group leaders are invited to a ZOOM session on Monday 20 July from 15:30-16:30. Please let Emel know that you would like to participate, and you will be sent an invitation to the ZOOM session. Contact Emel : [email protected]    

WALKS

Occasionally this summer, Bob may send out messages inviting H3A members to join him on short seaside strolls. Unfortunately, curfews prevent us from walking in the cooler and healthier parts of the day. Contact Bob : [email protected]

BOOKCLUBS

Next week, two H3A bookclubs will meet on Wednesday, 15 July.

– English Reading Group 2 will meet using Messenger. Contact Annie : [email protected]  

– The English Non-Fiction Reading Group will convene in Samer’s garden. Contact Aziz : [email protected]

GAMES

Members of the Games group have begun small social gatherings at Yalıhan Otel, Bitez. No games are played. For details, contact Selmin : [email protected] or Sena : [email protected]

And last but not least, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to those born in CANCER (23 June to 22 July) !