Next Monthly Meeting. - 10th October, 2019
Nov 14th - Helen Chambers - Victorian Christmas in costume.
During the years that I have been a member of Sutton U3A, I have met a variety of people who have become good friends.
Many of them reliably supported me whilst I was Social Secretary on the Committee – I only had to ask and they were
willing to assist with spreading the workload.
Whatever your capabilities or limitations you have something to offer and
that is yourself – your experience, time, knowledge or sense of fun. As members we should try to contribute and be involved
in our U3A. Sharing, enriches both our life and the lives of others. We need never be lonely, when there is such an extensive
range of activities and groups, available at our fingertips.
Congratulations to everyone involved in
the successful launch of the new “Mind your Language” group. Keep the ideas
coming to provide diversity, stimulation and most of all, enjoyment in our Third Age.
Thank you, see you soon, Jenny
Do not forget
our Comments Post Box facility is available at every main meeting!
GROUPS MONTHLY UPDATES
NEW GROUP "Mind Your Language"– Next meeting
Tuesday 22nd October, 7pm at the Teversal Visitors Centre .
Tuesday) – 7.00pm to 9.00pm at the Teversal Visitors Centre . Contact Mark Hollingworth on 01623 647491
GOLF Now suspended for the Winter.
- RESUMES in SEPTEMBER on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at The Fox & Crown,
116 Dalestorth Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, NG17 3AA, 10am-12 noon to learn the basics of playing Bridge. New starters welcome.
Contact John Barsby on 01623 439803 or John.Barsby@ntlworld.com.
PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY - WILL resume again in OCTOBER
Wednesday & Thursday at John’s house. A gentle introduction with a learning/discussion group on Philosophy,
with an emphasis on Ethics Contact John Barsby
on 01623 439803 or JohnB1944@virginmedia.com.
KINGS CARDS- RESUMES
Mondays, 10.00 to 12.00 at the Tin Hat, Chapel Road, Selston, Notts, NG17
6BW. Contact Richard Harrison on 01623 472493 or 07704 525858.
TENNIS. No meeting Tuesday the 29th October (half term)
GROUP. Suspended for the winter.
the Bella Mia is now fully booked. Your pre-order is needed please.
Organisers for meals needed from
GARDENING GROUP. Suspended for the winter.
Dave Cutts wants to start a singing group at Sutton in Ashfield
U3a. He is appealing for someone to conduct and also a keyboard player to accompany them.
LAST NIGHT AT THE PROMS
16th November 2019 at 7pm.
The Hostess Restaurant, Sookholme Rd, Mansfield NG19 8LL
4 Course meal followed by performance by Shirebrook Miners Brass Band.
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.
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 begins Monday 6th May 10am to 1pm
at Huthwaite Welfare Park Bowling green.
cost £2 includes tea/coffee
and biscuits. Everyone welcome - no experience necessary.
Contact Richard 01623472493. or mob 07704525858
Table tennis resumes on Tuesday 5th March? (we only meet 1st,3rd and 5th Tuesdays)
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
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.
REGULAR MEETING DATES
For details of regular group meeting dates please see
A Facebook group has
been set up.
Please have a look at https://www.facebook.com/SuttonInAshfieldU3A.
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
For details of forthcoming trips please see the events
Some of the members who enjoy the
Bowling, why not join them?
1st Friday in the month at The Superbowl, Mansfield.
for a 1.30 start.
(Except for school holidays then 10.15 for 10.30 start)
FORMING A GROUP
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.
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
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.