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Next Monthly Meeting.  -12th July, 2018

MONTHLY SPEAKERS

Dec. 13th. NO SPEAKER- Christmas Party.

Jan. 10th - Bob Massey - Dance Band Era on film.
Feb. 14th - Mark Walsh - Humorous talk on playing the Ukelele and working with Danny La Rue

Mar. 14th - No speaker -AGM

Apr. 11th - Ian Morgan - Footpads, Kings and Highway men.
May 9th - Andy Smith - Music and song on the Beatles
June 13th - William French - Butler to Royalty, including the Queen.

NEWSLETTER 


Here is a link to your Sutton-in-Ashfield U3A Newsletters.


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TABLE TENNIS 

Last table tennis will be on Tuesday 4th December and will resume on Tuesday 15th January.

THE NEXT MEETING - 13th DECEMBER.

Is the Christmas Party and is open to Members only with TICKETS. 

Doors open at 10am. 

New Years Eve Ceilidh

Hi everybody. I have a bit of a treat for you all. On New Years Eve there is a Ceilidh (Scottish New Year Party) being held at Selston Parish Hall in Selston. Entertainment will be provided by Malarkey: http://www.malarkeyband.co.uk/page14.html

This event has been organised by Ashfield U3A but they have given me 8 tickets (a full Table) to sell to our members. The event is from 8:30pm to 12:15am.

It is a Bring Your Own Food and Drink event.

Tea or coffee will be provided at the interval.

Tickets are available from me at £14.00 each.

If your are interested message me for more information.

PS: I believe Kilts are optional for this event

 

International Dining New Year Programme

Jan 30th:- Burns Night at West Notts College Refined Restaurant . Contact Ann Bulmer

Feb 27th- Mango Leaf Indian Restaurant, Outram Street, Sutton. Contact Avril Dowdle

March 13th- Le Mistral, French Restaurant, Nottingham. Contact David Swain.

April (date to be confirmed) Ciao Bella Italian Restaurant, Mansfield. Contact Joan Webster.

May (date to be confirmed) Gurkha Restaurant, Mansfield. Contact Terry Hardman.

 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS

Photos

When any photographs are taken at events or groups please be aware that these may be used on our Website, Facebook Page, Newsletter and TAM Magazine. If you have any objection to this then please excuse yourself from the photograph. Prior Warning will be given by the photographer.

 

Help Wanted

We all want our U3A to continue. If any of our team were taken ill or could not do their job, then that could be a major problem. To aid this we need to put in place some succession planning and get some Assistants on board. Some are not necessarily committee roles:

Membership Secretary

Treasurer

Group Co-ordinator

New Member Secretary

Business Secretary

Speaker Co-ordinator

If you are willing to become part of our team, please contact: Marilyn Jones on 01773 819155 or marilyn.jones1947@gmail.com or approach any of the committee members.

 

FUN QUIZ & Pie & Pea Supper

Friday 16th November at Polly Bowls Club, Unwin Road. 7pm Start.

Tickets £6 (on sale at October &November meetings or contact Avril Dowdle. Oi623 455696

Thanks, Avril

 

HELPERS REQUIRED URGENTLY

 

I am sure that we all want our U3A to continue into the future. If any of our team were taken ill or for whatever reason could not do their job any more then that could be a major problem. To aid this we need to put in place some succession planning and get some Assistants on board.

We are looking for helpers to assist with, or take over, the roles within our U3A. These are not necessarily committee roles:

  • Membership Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Group Co-ordinator
  • New Member Co-Ordinator
  • Newsletter Editor
  • Website Editors
  • Meeters & Greeters
  • Tea Rota

If you are willing to become part of our team, please contact:

Marilyn Jones on 01773 819155 or Marilyn.jones1947@gmail.com or approach any of the committee members

 

 

Drama Group.

Thanks to all  who supported the Variety Show on 13th July.

Feedback was good. An enjoyable afternoon.

Avril & Peter 

 

Hostess Christmas Lunch.

Tuesday 11th December. - 31 places have been booked and deposits paid. This is now full.

Thanks

to all who supported my skydive.

If anyone still wants to sponsor me/donate, it is not too late!

Avril. 

GRUMPY OLD MEN GROUP.

August 14th , Breakfast at larch Farm Ravenshead. 10.00 am

Contact for this is Stewart  on 01623 559143

CLICK HERE FOR Sutton-in-Ashfield U3A Constitution.

REGULAR MEETING DATES

For details of regular group meeting dates please see Calendar.

 Book Group, An update - 


A mixture of books/authors discussed this month with mixed outcomes.  One member had enjoyed Willa Cather’s ‘Lucy Gayheart’ even though it was sad.  ‘The Hand of Ethelberta’ by Thomas Hardy about a young woman with four suitors is worthy of one of Georgette Heyer’s romps although it gets a very different treatment in Hardy’s hands.  Peter James’s ‘Dead Letter Drop’, a fast- moving page turner, was great summer reading.  Next month’s authors are M J Arlidge and Tatyana Tolstaya (member of Tolstoy family).

Date of next meeting - 20 August 2.00pm.  Ideal opportunity for new members to come and get to know us as we are going on for a coffee and chat after the meeting – please feel free to join us.

Contact: Elaine Havercroft on 01623 558299 or email

eldrothhare@gmail.com


 

                                                                  Croquet  

                                                              

Time 10.00 – 13.00

                                    Huthwaite Welfare Park Bowing Green, NG17 2NG

                                               Cost £2 includes tea/coffee and biscuits.

                                                              Every one welcome.

                                                      Its easy, come along and try it.

 

                                    Contact Richard Tel: 01623 472493 Mobil: 07704 525858

 

 FACEBOOK

  

A Facebook group has been set up.

Please have a look at https://www.facebook.com/SuttonInAshfieldU3A.  

  

Photographs, news of the various Groups are posted regularly, a place to add your comments, likes and dislikes.

 NEWS FROM THE GROUPS

To find out more about your group, go to the Groups page and click on Group News.

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For details of forthcoming trips please see the events page.

Ten Pin Bowling
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Some of the members who enjoy the Bowling, why not join them?

1st Friday in the month at The Superbowl, Mansfield. 
1.15 for a 1.30 start.
(Except for school holidays then 10.15 for 10.30 start)
 contact Pat
01623 552077

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FORMING A GROUP

Are you satisfied with the content of the subjects covered?

If the answer is NO then we, the members, are deficient to a degree. If there is no group to cover the particular subjects that interest you then something CAN be done about it.

First and foremost we need a group of like-minded members to come together. These can be identified by someone putting an article in the newsletter or asking for an announcement at one of the monthly meetings. Then, simply arrange a get-together at a convenient location in order to discuss what is required and how you are going to achieve it. In particular, determine who is going to be the group leader.

I’m sure there is a considerable misconception on exactly what the duties of a group leader might be:

  • Do you need to teach the subject? NO
  • Does it need to take place in your home? NO
  • Do you need to have particular skills in your subject? NO

All the group leader has to do is to coordinate the activities of the group, ie. keep everyone informed of what is going on, together with where and when. It will be handy if the group coordinator (probably a better name than ‘leader’) has access to e-mail, as this is the cheap and convenient method of maintaining contact with group members, but of course there is always snail-mail & telephone to fall back on.

The subject of where to meet really depends upon the nature of the group; for instance it is little problem for a Bridge Group to rotate around members’ houses. Where a particular piece (or pieces) of equipment are required you may be limited to one particular home, or if numbers necessitate, you could hire one of the local community centres as a meeting place. Simplest of all is the likes of the Gardens Group who meet outside, at various locations, for their activity.

Whatever you choose, of course, has to be paid for, whether it be a local community hall, or the services of an outside tutor. In this we insist that each group be self-financing.
Our £18 annual membership fee could not possibly cover the necessary costs of every group.

So – if there isn’t already a group to meet your needs, please consider starting a new one. It is not difficult or time-consuming and indeed there is a great deal of satisfaction to be gained. If you would like to talk this through with the Groups Coordinator or one of the committee members, help is always at hand.

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Come and Join Us

MONTHLY MEETINGS - (Second Thursday each Month 10.00am start) 
 

NEXT MEETING:  Thursday, 13th December, 2018 - 10.00 am. "


 

 

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