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Next Monthly Meeting.  - 13th June, 2019

MONTHLY SPEAKERS

 

Sept 12th - Trevor Lee - Legends of the 50's

 

Nov 14th - Helen Chambers - Victorian Christmas in costume.

 

Chairman’s Corner

 

This year is going so fast and I have enough to do to nearly keep me out of mischief. I have the valuable support of the Committee and Key members

who give so much of their time and effort.

 

Our Business Secretary, Jean Griffin, is recovering well from a recent hip operation and I see her on a regular basis for coffee and cake. We usually deal with any correspondence as well just to keep everything up to date.

 

I have said before that our U3A is unique, so let’s all contribute to being the best we can be. The company of good friends is vital to prevent loneliness

and preserve our mental agility and sanity for as long as possible.

 

Live well – laugh often – and love as much as you can.

           Jenny

 

          Do not forget our Comments Post Box facility is available at every main meeting!



                        BEETLE DRIVE

                                                           and Supper

                                              Friday 4th October, 2019. 

 

7pm for a 7.30pm start at Polly Bowls Club, £6.00 

Have a go at a Beetle Drive, no road tax or insurance needed!

A beetle drive is an old favourite - a simple game requiring a beetle card, pencils and dice - which gives a good evening's entertainment that adults can enjoy, and which is also good fun. If you've never played beetle drive before, the aim of the game is to be the first player to draw a complete beetle. The body parts you can draw are determined by the throw of the dice.

At beetle drives, winning and losing players move from table to table at the start of each new game - which makes for a social and chatty occasion. 

Contact Elaine 

Maximum of 50 places.

 

LAST NIGHT AT THE PROMS

Saturday, 16th November 2019 at 7pm.

The Hostess Restaurant, Sookholme Rd, Mansfield NG19 8LL

4 Course meal followed by performance by Shirebrook Miners Brass Band.

£26-00.

Deposit of £6-00 requirde at the Setember Meeting.

For more information contact, Elaine McAspurren. 07785 756221.

GROUPS MONTHLY UPDATES

Hostess Christmas Lunch is now fully booked (34 places reserved)


Table Tennis ... Last session before Summer break will be Tuesday 2nd July. Resume in September.

 

 

Drama Group....

Tickets now available for the Summer Variety Show at St Andrews Church Hall Skegby. Tuesday 30th July 2pm.

                           Admission free by ticket but please buy a raffle ticket to cover expenses.

                           Contact Peter Dowdle 01623455696 or 07958181151

 

CROQUET

Croquet begins Monday 6th May 10am to 1pm at Huthwaite Welfare Park Bowling green.

NG17 2NG

cost £2 includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Everyone welcome - no experience necessary.

Contact Richard 01623472493. or mob 07704525858

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NEWSLETTER 


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


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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.

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, 12th September, 2019 - 10.00 am. "


 

 

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