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NEWSLETTER, WEBSITE & FACEBOOK 

Please ensure that any articles from the committee


                 or group leaders for the newsletter are sent to


Ian Webster at ian.webster2@ntlworld.com telephone 01623 553192 or for          the website are sent by e-mail to John at johnhastie@talktalk.net   telephone 01623 628745 – for Facebook entries contact Elaine Havercroft, e mail - eldrothhare@gmail.com


All information should be submitted as soon as possible and certainly by the last day of the month before the next meeting.  Any members wishing to submit additional articles for the newsletter, website or Facebook please send them for approval to a Committee Member.  




Next Monthly Meeting.  - 13th February, 2020

MONTHLY SPEAKERS

Feb. 13th - Prof. John Beckett - Lord Byron and Newstead Abbey.
March - No Speaker - Membership Renewal.
April 9th. AGM - No Speaker.
May - Steve & Helen Allen - Folk Songs.
June 11th. - Mike Newbold - My Extra Life.
July 9th. - Mark Walsh - Working with June Whitfield.

 

Group Leaders' Meeting :- Thanks to all who came. It was a good meeting . More details in January when some of the suggestions will be trialled.

Avril. 

 
CHINESE NEW YEAR EVENT

 This event is on Monday 27th Jan 2020 6.45 for 7pm
at Springwater Chinese Restaurant, Moor Lane, Calverton, Nottinghamshire, NG14 6FZ

Please note that you MUST bring the tickets to the event to gain entry.
Contact Terry 07753 804706 
 

Chairman’s Corner 

Committee responsibilities ease off during the Christmas/New year period as we all enjoy a well deserved break from meetings. paperwork and decisions. As we enter a fresh year and a new decade I am sure they are all raring to go with their valuable contributions towards the continuing success of Sutton U3A.

Many thanks to Peter and Avril for another inspired, original panto which is always the highlight of our December extravaganza and very popular.  Not forgetting the talents and varied repertoire of the members of the drama group!

Thank you also to the members and children who joined me at Sutton Manor Care Home to entertain the residents on Christmas Eve.  David 

(alias Santa) was a sterling compare as my voice was giving out on me.

On behalf of the Committee I wish you all a happy, stimulating and enjoyable year.              

 

Thank you, see you soon,              Jenny



 

 

         

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

 

 



 

NNNG News

Sherwood U3a are starting a Gentle Keep Fit group .. Wednesdays 2pm to 3pm at Sherwood Welfare. Cost £5. Sutton members welcome.

GROUPS MONTHLY UPDATES

  

DOMINOES (2nd Tuesday)  – 7.00pm to 9.00pm at the Teversal Visitors Centre . Contact Mark Hollingworth on 01623 647491

GOLF Now suspended for the Winter.

BEGINERS BRIDGE  - 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 -

3rd 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-   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.

HERB GROUP. Suspended for the winter.

INTERNATIONAL DINING.        Burns Night.

Date:  Wednesday January 29th 2020. West Notts College
Time arrive  6.45pm
Three courses £17.95
£10.00 deposit required. 
I have got a menu to pre-order

Maximum 20 people.

Contact. Mary Fenton. 01623 552742.     Mobile 07837264953

Organisers for meals needed from January 2020 

GARDENING GROUP. Suspended for the winter.

TABLE TENNIS.  Re-starts Tuesday 7th January 2pm at The Lammas.

 MIND YOUR LANGUAGE.  Re-starts Tuesday 28th January  7pm at Teversal Visitors' Centre.

We will be looking at the origins of place names in Notts and Derbys.

 

 

 

 

 

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NEWSLETTER 


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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.

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, 13th February, 2020 - 10.00 am. "

 

 

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