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January-February 2019 Newsletter

website: www.rainworth-u3a.org.uk

We meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 10.00a.m.-12.00 at Rainworth Village Hall
Wednesday January 9th 2019
Our speaker this month is Lesley Taylor, Veolia
“Lesley Taylor Talks Rubbish”
 
CHAIRMAN’S REPORT here
 
Strollers Group
The next meeting of the strollers will be on 28th January 2019 at Vicars Water Country Park, Clipstone, NG21 9AS.
Meet in the visitor’s car park at 10.30am
 
Wine Tasting Group
In December we had a Christmas party instead of wine tasting which was a Murder Mystery evening where we all dressed up appropriately and played out the scenes. It was such fun! Some bought starters, others desserts and our host Jill provided the main course, cheeses and the wine. A lovely evening and many thanks to our leader Jill.
We always meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7.00pm, each of us hosting the evening in turn by putting on the supper which we have after the tasting.
Do come and join us and learn and enjoy wines. See Paml for more information.
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL OVER 75 YEAR OLDS
Changes to Free Television Licences for the over 75s
In 2020 these will be stopped by the Government and passed over to the BBC. So it may not continue. There is a consultation document available and a survey to give your views at www.bbc.co.uk/yoursay
 
Christmas Celebrations
On December 12th Rainworth and District U3A enjoyed a Christmas Party which had been organised by the Social Committee.
The tables looked inviting with beautiful table decorations. They were so desirable that they were included in the raffle prizes. Were you lucky enough to win one?
The celebrations kicked off with our very own Ringtones directed by Ian Hibbert. The singing was tuneful and uplifting including some of our favourite traditional festive songs. Ian always presents and conducts with humour. Lynden recited a poem (he didn’t need the microphone!) and we had solo artists to accompany the choir…..Pam on the drums, Trish on the cymbals and Diana and Lorraine on the tambourines. Well done all of you!
The speaker was Dave Moylan for a “Celebration of the Entertainment and Entertainers of Days Gone By”. He was very entertaining, multi talented with tricks of magic with a little bit of help from Sheila Stacey, jokes, singing and he even played the guitar.
We all enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch provided by Ann Mills. The Social Committee had collectively worked so hard. Many thanks to everyone who helped to ensure the best Christmas lunch experience.
Our Celebrations ended with a quiz and a fabulous raffle. The Christmas Hamper was won by Doreen Allsopp. Many thanks to the organisers of both raffles.
Pictures of Christmas meeting and Ringtones here
 
East Midlands Regional Trustee
jean.hogg@u3a.org.uk
Excerpt from the Report from East Midlands Regional Trustee, Jean Hogg
January 2019
“At the start of yet another new year, 2019, I would like to thank all those of you who are active within your own U3As, as well as in the Networks, for your commitment and hard work over the last year. We all know what a difference U3A makes to people’s lives, and without your efforts that would not be possible. Let us look forward to more learning and laughter in our lives in 2019.
Everywhere I go the main concern seems to be that of recruiting new committee members and group leaders. This does seem to be a good topic for discussion in your Networks as other U3As may have tried something you have not thought about. There is also a useful Advice paper on Recruitment on the national website. From my own experience I also feel that it is a good plan to review how your U3A structures itself to see if it is possible to create ‘job shares’ or assistants who may not need to be on the committee. It is important that you could honestly convince someone that being on a committee would be something they would enjoy as well as being worthwhile!”
WE NEED NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR 2019!!
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, OFFER YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERTISE TO OUR COMMITTEE………. WE NEED YOU!
 
Odeon Events Group
In December, 14 of our members were treated to an evening of splendour when we went to see "The Nutcracker" Tchaikovsky's most popular ballet. As to be expected from these events we were entertained firstly by the presenters including Darcey Bussell who interviewed various of those involved in the production plus behind the scenes activities, and then by an amazing cast of dancers who were superb. Unknown to us it was also the First Night of this performance at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden so we saw just how many bouquets were given out at the end! All well-deserved and a ballet that is so uplifting it set us up well for Christmas.
The following week 4 of us went to see the film version of Simon Callow's one-man show of "A Christmas Carol" Dickens most well-known story. It was as described in the trailer moving, funny and fast paced that left us with a warm glow. It was filmed in Woolwich Arsenal in London a very derelict building which added to the production.
Our next event is Andre Rieu on Saturday 5th January, report next month. Then I am booking for two operas in January.
Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky on Tuesday 22nd January at 6.45pm
La Traviata by Verdi on Wednesday 30th January at 6.45pm
and in February another ballet Don Quixote on Tuesday 19th February at 7.15pm
If interested in any of these please see Pam
 
URGENT IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!
We are looking for new committee members. A new treasurer, business secretary and a new chair person. Please speak to a committee member if you are interested.
Rainworth & District U3A
 
Our next meeting is on 13th February , and the speaker will be Liz Weston “Mansfield Museum”

                                   

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

Bowling Club

 

3rd Thur

W. Dixon

07580385437

mattjen@hotmail.couk

Craft Group

1st and 3rd Mon.

Sue Groves

799078

sueandbobbyg@googlemail.com

Classical music

 

Michael Allen

Contact Mansfield

U3A

446@gmail.com

Computer Group

2nd Monday

Gordon

Mary Bramwell

07925896004

gordonbrown66@ntlworld.com

Garden Visits

1st Thurs.

Ann Mills

631714

ann_mills@me.com

Odeon Group

Various

Pam Berry

795473

randp33@hotmail.com

Pub Quiz group

3rd Thursday

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

 

3rd Thursday

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 Wednesday 2nd January 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

                                                      

 

 

 

 

    

             

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Rainworth U3A Groups

Group

Day

Leader

Contact

01623:

Email

Am/Dram

2nd Fri

Jill Pullan

400545

jillandmalcp@gmail.com

GROUP  SUSPENDED DUE TO ILLNESS

OF GROUP LEADER

Baking / Recipes

4th Mon

Jim Phillips  

01623 641477

j.phillips34@btinternet.com

Books - Reading

3rd Fri

Diana Parker

406342

dianaparker76@googlemail.com

Breakfast

1st Tues

Peter Stacey

 

01623 796118

 

staceyp@sky.com

Ten Pin Bowling Group

3rd Thur

W. Dixon

01623 642439

mattjen@hotmail.couk

 

Craft Group

1st and 3rd Mon.

Sue Groves

799078

sueandbobbyg@googlemail.com

Classical music

 

Michael Allen

Contact Mansfield

U3A

446@gmail.com

 

Computer Group

2ndMonday

Gordon

Mary Bramwell

07925896004

gordonbrown66@ntlworld.com

Garden Visits

1st Thurs.

Ann Mills

631714

ann_mills@me.com

Odeon Group

Various

Jill Pullan

400545

jillandmalcp@gmail.com

Pub Quiz group

3rdThursday

Gordon Brown

07925896004

gordonbrown66@ntlworld.com

History Local

4th Fri

Alwyn Brettell

798459

alwynandlynn@btinternet.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 Circle

3rdThursday

Pam Berry

01623 795473

Thechairman@rainworth-u3a.org.uk


 Committee Members

 

Pam

 

Berry

 

Randp33@hotmail.com

 

 

01623 795473

 

 Chairman

Val

 

Hill

 

Valhill.1@ntlworld.com

 

 

01623 481811

 

Treasurer

Chris

Bentley

chris-bentley@ntlworld.com

 

01623 483646

07752238045

Membership Secretary

 Mary

Bramwell

marybramwell@googlemail.com

 

 

01623 792349

Business secretary

Elaine

Rangecroft

erangecroft@gmail.com

 

 

01623 406346

Newsletter editor

Andrew

Goodison

andrwgoodison@aol.com

 

 

01623438702

Committee member

Ann

Mills

ann_mills@me.com

 

 

01623 631714

Programme and speaker finder

Lynden

Lowe

lyndenlowe@btinternet.com

 

 

01623 230023

Groups coordinator

Loraine

Sharp

Loraine.sharp100@gmail.com

 

 

01623 792640

Committee member

Malcolm

Sanderson

Owls2m@aol.com

 

 

01623 650583

Committee member

Diane

Hibbert

Diane.hibbert@btinternet.com 01623 795399 Commettee member
Sheila 

Stacey

staceyp@sky.com 01623 796118 Committee member

 

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  .

 

 

 

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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