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NEWSLETTER

APRIL 2019

website: www.rainworth-u3a.org.

 We meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 10.00a.m.-12.00 at Rainworth Village Hall

Next meeting---Wednesday April 10th 2019

Please welcome our guest speaker Phil Cooper “A Trip of a Lifetime” 

Chairmans message here

NEWSTEAD BRASS BAND

 ST.GEORGE’S DAY CELEBRATIONS 

                    at Rainworth Village Hall Kirklington Road, Rainworth 
                             on Friday 26th April 2019 6:30pm – 10:30pm 
                            Doors open at 6:15pm   Refreshments, Bar, Raffle   
 Get your tickets today 
 With Newstead Brass Band !
They are selling fast! 
£10 including refreshments
Friday april 26th 6.30 – 10.30
 
Notification of Annual General Meeting
The  Annual  General Meeting of Rainworth & District U3A will be held on Wednesday 12th June 2019 at Rainworth Village Hall, Kirklington Rd, Rainworth, Notts at 10.00am. The Accounts will be available.
ALL FULLY PAID UP MEMBERS are entitled to submit nominations, attend and vote at the meeting. Nomination forms are available from the Secretary to the Committee, Mary Bramwell. They must be returned to the Secretary by 31st March 2019.  NO LATE NOMINATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Yours sincerely,
Pam Berry  Chairman of the Committee          Date 10th April 2019
ELECTION OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 
OFFICERS AND MEMBERS
A list of members nominated for election will be distributed at the meeting. 
 
1  Chairman                      2.   Vice Chairman                             3.     Secretary                                                        
4. Treasurer                      5.   Committee member                     6.    Committee member
7. Committee  member     8. Committee member                       9    Committee member
        10. Committee member     11. Committee member                    12.   Committee member
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AGENDA
1. Opening Remarks
2. Apologies for Absence 
3. Minutes of the last AGM 
4. Chairman`s Report
5. To receive and Adopt the Chairman’s Report
6. To receive and Adopt the Statement of Accounts for  March 2018  to March 2019  inclusive.
7. To appoint an Independent Examiner of Accounts
8. To elect the Executive Committee and Officers
 
Odeon Events Group
February saw us entertained by the Royal Ballet with a Carlos Acosta production of "Don Quixote". As published in the National Press as a RomCom it staged magnificent dancing to the music of Ludwig Minkus. The story had been adapted from the original and seemed to concentrate more on the young lovers than Don Quixote himself but humorous as well! The colourful costumes of the Spanish matadors, gypsies and main characters made up for the production of "Carmen" last year which was very drab. As usual the back stage interviews gave the evening a learning and understanding of what went into the production.
Next Bookings    
Tuesday 30th April  Faust ( opera by Verdi )
Tuesday 11th June  Romeo and Juliet ( ballet )
Saturday 27th July   Andre Rieu ( concert )
See Pam or telephone to be added to the list.  
 
Book Club
Friday  12th April at 10.am at Blidworth Library Please note this is a week early due to Easter
 
Local History Group
 Who knew that Mansfield has its own Fire Museum?  The Local History Group went on a visit to find out. The museum is situated behind the present-day fire station on Rosemary Street.  It portrays the history of firefighting from early days (1666- the Great Fire of London) to current times. Nottinghamshire has 23 fire stations.  The earliest one in Tuxford dates from the 1500s and is still in use today. Guides, Paul and Marlene, showed us round in two groups, enabling us to see the memorabilia, uniforms, helmets and equipment in the British and overseas rooms before bringing us back together in the main area containing the fire engines.  And what engines they were, mostly horse-drawn and human-powered, including the private fire engines from the Welbeck, Thoresby and Hardwick estates, and all a shiny red! As we ended our visit with refreshments, it was hard to believe that this hidden gem is run by just four volunteers. They have a free Open Day on Sunday 28th April in conjunction with Radio Nottingham’s Big Day Out.  A treat for all ages 
 
Strollers
Eleven strollers had a nice walk around Brierley Park on a fine, but slightly chilly  day,then enjoyed refreshments in the visitors centre. The next meeting is on Monday 22nd April at Pleasley Pit car park, Pit Lane, Pleasley,G19 7PH 
 
 The National Trust Group
The National Trust’s Group met for the first time this year on April 1st.We had a most enjoyable day at Gunby Hall in Lincolnshire.  The weather was favoured us with a warm spring day so we were able to appreciate a lovely home and very pleasant grounds which included lots of flowers and the promise of bountiful fruits. The next visit is on May 17th to Goddards House in York. This was the previous home of Terry’s Chocolate Family.   
 
INTEREST GROUP MEETINGS

Group

Day

Leader

Contact

01623:

Email

Books - Reading

Group

3rd Fri

Diana Parker

406342

dianaparker76@googlemail.com

Breakfast

1st Tues

Peter Stacey

01623 796118

 

staceyp@sky.com

Ten Pin Bowling Club

 

3rd Thur

W. Dixon

07580385437

mattjen@hotmail.couk

Craft Group

1st and 3rd Mon.

Sue Groves

799078

sueandbobbyg@googlemail.com

Computer Group

2ndMonday

Gordon

Mary Bramwell

07925896004

gordonbrown66@ntlworld.com

Garden Visits

1stThurs.

Ann Mills

631714

ann_mills@me.com

Odeon Group

Various

Pam Berry

795473

randp33@hotmail.com

Pub Quiz group

3rdThursday

Gordon Brown

07925896004

gordonbrown66@ntlworld.com

History Local

4th Fri

A.Brettell

D.Hibbert

 

798459

 

795399

alwynandlynn@btinternet.com

diane.hibbert@btinternet.com

Indoor Games

3rd Wed

Andrew Goodison

438702

andrwgoodison@aol.com

Lunch Group

3rd Tues

Ann Mills

631714

ann_mills@me.com

Knit and Natter

4th Wed

Diana Parker

406342

dianaparker76@googlemail.com

National Trust

Various

Loraine

Sharp

792640

lorainesharp100@gmail.com

Singing Group

2nd Mon

Pam Haywood

406078

pamhaywood@hotmail.co.uk

Strollers

4th Mon

Carol Bennett

436805

Carol.bennett44@gmail.com

Theatre

Various

John and Carol Curtis

475590

john.curtis6@sky.com

Trips & Visits

Various

Ann Brown

Jill Lowe

07982243462

01623230023

Annbrown051@gmail.com

jillylo@yahoo.co.uk

Wine Appreciation

 

3rdThursday

Jill Pullen

400545

jillandmalcp@gmail.com

 

Interest Group Meetings Members wishing to join any interest group activities are advised to contact the group leader especially where it is necessary to arrange transport. Group leaders’/Co-ordinator’s names and contact details are in the newsletter and also on the web-site. If you would like to include any information in the next newsletter, please e-mail erangecroft@gmail.com by  2nd of month or phone 01623 406346 mobile 07926560031

                          

        Committee Members

 

Pam

 

Berry

 

Randp33@hotmail.com

 

01623 795473

 

 Chairman

 

Malcolm

 

Sanderson

Malcolm.owls71@gmail.com

 

01623 650583

 

Vice Chairman

Speaker Greeter

Val

Hill

Valhill1@ntlworld.com

 

01623 481811

 

 

Treasurer

Ann

Mills

ann_mills@me.com

 

01623 631714

Programme and speaker finder

Social Secretary

Lynden

Lowe

lyndenlowe@btinternet.com

 

01623 230023

 

Groups coordinator

Chris

Bentley

christopherbrianbentley@gmail.com

01623 483646

07752238045

Membership Secretary

 Mary

Bramwell

marybramwell@googlemail.com

 

01623 792349

Business secretary

Elaine

Rangecroft

erangecroft@gmail.com

07926560031

01623 406346

Newsletter editor

Andrew

Goodison

andrwgoodison@aol.com

 

01623 438702

Committee member

Loraine

Sharp

Loraine.sharp100@gmail.com

 

01623 792640

Committee member

Diane

Hibbert

Diane.hibbert@btinternet.com

01623 795399

Committee Member

Sheila

Stacey

staceyp@sky.com

01623 796118

Committee Member

 

 

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT 

Wednesday February 13th 2019 Please welcome our guest speaker Liz Weston-“Mansfield

 

 
 
 

                          

                                                      

 

 

 

 

    

             

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Meeting on the second Wednesday of each month

              website: www.rainworth-u3a.org.uk             

Our Chairmans message here

Forthcoming Social Events

Saturday 10th March Pie and Pea Supper

7pm to 10.30pm

Raffle, Sticky 13s, Bar,etc

Numbered Ticket for raffle prize…..£8.00 a ticket