Last month there were nine Strollers who had a lovely walk around Pleasley Pit Trail. The winding room was also open to the public that day and nice refreshments at the visitors centre were enjoyed by all.
The next walk is on Monday 27th May in Tippings Wood, Rainworth, meet at 10.30am in the car park at the Lurcher pub, Westbrook Drive, Rainworth, NG21 0FB.
Knit and Natter
A special thank you to Sheila Stacey as she has completed seven twiddle mitts. A twiddle mitt is designed for people to keep their hands warm and to twiddle their fingers. They will be passed to the hospital.
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.
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
Tuesday 11th June Romeo and Juliet ( ballet )
Saturday 27th July Andre Rieu ( concert )
See Pam or telephone to be added to the list.
Local History Group
Group leader Alwyn introduced our April meeting by talking about long-gone sights, sounds and smells of our childhood and the memories they evoked in the discussion that followed.
We then watched a series of video clips of people reminiscing about memorable events of the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s.
We saw the founding of the NHS, the London smog, Land Army girls, paratroops landing at Arnhem, the Cod War, Donald Campbell and Bluebird, Francis Chichester and Gypsy Moth, the Miss World protests, Lego, Mods and Rockers and V.E.day.
These video clips are all from a BBC World Service series called ‘Witness History’.
Next month we are hoping to visit the Newark Town Hall Treasures.
Indoor Games Group
The Tabletop indoor games group at the Treasury is a revelation - with Andrew and Susan Goodison in charge.
The Treasury is just that, an excellent venue with a lovely canteen built in!
It's a great opportunity to play just about any tabletop game - dominoes, cards, pool, table tennis and kurling - in welcoming and friendly surroundings.
We went along with a Mah Jong set and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. How many times have you punged, chowed and konged on a Wednesday morning?
Our car has room for three, so if you're near Diamond Avenue, want to try it out and need a lift, get in touch.
Andrew and Susan's group meet on the third Wednesday of the month from 10 - 12
On Saturday April 6th two of our committee members, Lynden Lowe and Loraine Sharp, enjoyed a Halle Orchestra Concert and a talk at the Royal Concert Hall. This was organised by Arnold U3A and other Notts U3A classical music lovers with the aim to get a regular low cost booking for concerts through the Royal Centre. Also we hope to create interest throughout all groups in classical music. We want to encourage regular concert goers with discounts for group bookings and to hopefully provide transport with other U3As.
Please contact Lynden or Loraine if you are interested
WINE TASTING GROUP
We had an unusual evening in April as the subject was English wines. Their history goes way back to Roman times who started the cultivation here. No doubt coming from Europe they couldn’t do without their tipple! Then later on a boost was given to production by the Normans who needed wine for the Eucharist of Holy Mass. England is now an exciting new force in the wine world and earning well-deserved recognition across the globe. As usual we tasted 4 wines blind and we usually cover them with paper but Betty has made glamorous covers with embroidered numbers, see photo! A talented member! The first wine was delightful and tasted as good as a Sauvignon blanc and scored first the three others rating lower. It was produced in Tenterden,Kent which is a popular area for grapes but Vineyards are now in many other counties including Yorkshire. The evening was finished by a tasty English picnic (of course) from our host Tony.
The next Wine Tasting evening is Thursday 16th May at Pam’s at 7.00pm. Do come and join us, see Jill for more information.
INTEREST GROUP MEETINGS