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Next Monthly Meeting.  -14th March, 2019

MONTHLY SPEAKERS

Apr. 11th -  The AGM followed by 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.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL 

Hi everyone,

just a quick reminder about renewal of memberships. Your membership is due for renewal at the end of this month. Many people have renewed so they can ignore this post, other than remembering to pick up your new badges at your next visit. I will be at our AGM next month ready to accept your renewals and give you your new membership badges. 

Best regards to all -

Terry Hardman (Membership Secretary)

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IMPORTANT NOTICE 

As you may all be aware in April will be having our AGM which marks the end of our Membership year, and the beginning of a new one.

To prepare for this our current committee stands down and a new committee is elected.

Some of our current committee will put themselves forward for re-election and some will not, so we SERIOUSLY need members to come forward to fill some committee posts.

The jobs that definitely need filling are, as the current committee members will not be putting themselves forward for re-election.

• Treasurer (This is an Officer Post)
• Social Secretary
• New Member Secretary

If the Treasurer post is not filled, as it is an Officer role, then our U3A will close as it is not legal to run our Charity without a Treasurer.

Here is the link our current Committee Member Nomination form.

https://1drv.ms/b/s!AtOf0-MVsv2ChEFWeiqWSlm6UiHK

If you want to be considered for any of the posts listed on the form please print and complete it and return it to Jean Griffin our Business Secretary at our February or March U3A meetings. Paper forms will also be made available at these meetings. The forms need to be returned 21 days prior to our AGM on 11th April 2019. If you cannot make it to any of the meetings and wish to post it instead, please ring Jean on 07446 405301 to obtain her address.

 

 

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.

NEWSLETTER 


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


MARCH SUPPLEMENT

FEBRUARY SUPPLEMENT

JANUARY SUPPLEMENT

WINTER NEWSLETTER

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER.

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

AUGUST NEWSLETTER

JUNE/JULY NEWSLETTER

MAY NEWSLETTER

APRIL NEWSLETTER

MARCH NEWSLETTER

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

AUGUST NEWSLETTER

JULY NEWSLETTER

JUNE NEWSLETTER

MAY NEWSLETTER

APRIL NEWSLETTER

MARCH NEWSLETTER

TABLE TENNIS 

Table tennis resumes on Tuesday 5th March? (we only meet 1st,3rd and 5th Tuesdays)

 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.

 

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

 

CLICK HERE FOR Sutton-in-Ashfield U3A Constitution.

REGULAR MEETING DATES

For details of regular group meeting dates please see Calendar.

 

 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, 11th April, 2019 - 10.00 am. "


 

 

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