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Wednesday December 12th 2018

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

 Rainworth and Disrtict U3A

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

Welcome to our December Christmas Meeting which is a reward for all our members with a buffet supplied out of profits from fund raising activities. It is also the end of another successful year for our U3A and 2019 is looking good with plenty of events planned.

We now have a Suggestion Box available at monthly meetings so do use it but please be constructive. Our next Social is a Coffee Morning on Friday 15th February which will be a Winter Warmer. Put in your diaries and please support it.

Next June is our AGM and we need new committee members so think seriously if you can give an afternoon a month for a meeting and contribute your talents ( we all have some! ). Come to a committee meeting and see what we do but let me know to expect you. They are always on the 1st Wednesday in the month from 2.00-4.00pm so the next meeting is 2nd January 2019.

Wishing you and your families a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year

Pam

Strollers Group

Thirteen strollers enjoyed a leisurely walk around Thoresby and Perlthorpe and a short walk around the gardens of Thoresby Hall on a lovely autumn day, then back to the courtyard for refreshments.

There will be no walk in December as it falls on Christmas Eve. The January walk is to be decided at the January meeting.

Table Top GamesGroup

The table top indoor games group will not be meeting in December.

If you are interested in joining the group in the New Year please contact Lyndon.

WINE TASTING GROUP

The wine in November to be tasted was Australian Shiraz. As usual 4 wines, same grape, varying prices and amazing how they all differed in taste! Two of them tasted very much of tannin. The first one a delightful drink to perhaps have with a meal and the third one quite light and more of a social drink to sup on its own. This latter one came second in popularity but first went to an unusual one in the fact it is no longer available! Our evening concluded with a very tasty supper from Linda.

The next wine tasting is on Thursday 17th January 2019 at Chris’s. Come and join us for a fun evening and learn about and appreciate wines.

Pam

 A Christmas Joke!

WHO SAYS MEN DON’T REMEMBER?

A couple were Christmas shopping. The shopping centre was very busy and the wife was upset to discover that she had lost her husband. He was nowhere to be seen!

She was quite upset because they had a lot to do, and hence she was so worried that she rang him on her mobile phone to ask him where he was.

In a quiet voice he said “ Do you remember the jewellers we went into about five years ago where you fell in love with that diamond necklace that we couldn’t afford? I promised you that I would buy it for you one day.”

The wife choked up and started  to cry. “Yes. I do remember that shop “ she sobbed…… He replied:

“Well, Im in the pub next door!

Local History Group

The Local History Group met in-house at the village hall on 23rd. November for their end-of-year fuddle.

We were entertained with a film made by the Mansfield Woodhouse Heritage Group about Mansfield Woodhouse in times past.  It was interesting to recognise shops and traders, some long-gone, some still present, and to see how modern development is progressing. Also, the number of historic buildings was surprising for the size of the town.

Hopefully our Woodhouse Walkabout will materialise next year and we can see for real what the film showed us.

There will be no meeting in December.  Our next meeting is Friday 25th January at 10am in the Regent Room of the Village Hall when there will be a film about Pleasley Mills.

Diane Hibbert.

Trips and Visits

On Saturday 1st December members set off to Thursford in Norfolk to begin their Festive Celebrations. Where better to experience every aspect of Christmas than Thursford Christmas Spectacular. Spectacular it was! We saw every genre of dance, tap, ballet, irish and even can can dancers! A real cabaret with opera, poetry and a choir that reduced us to tears. There was a very funny comedian who successfully compered during the numerous changes of costume and stunning scenery. The barn housed 3,000 spectators, a full sized working merry- go- round and a carousel. We enjoyed mulled wine and a mince pie during the interval. After the show, it was a treat to venture outside to observe the reindeer and trees lit up delighting adults and children alike.

We spent the night at Great Yarmouth in a friendly hotel on the sea front. For those of you watching “Im a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here,”the meal felt a little bit like a bush tucker trial! However, we all got four stars and made it to the entertaiment, a male singer who managed to get everyone dancing.

After a good nights sleep and a hearty breakfast, we set off to Sheringham for some retail therapy and coffee and cake in a lovely tea room.

Next it was time to head to Cromer for fish and chips on the sea front before the end of season Christmas show on the Pier. This did not disapoint us. It was very entertaining featurin

Thank you to Ann and Jill for organising and to all members who participated                     

                      

Group

Day

Leader

Contact

01623:

Email

Books - Reading

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 Circle

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

                                                      Odeon Events Group

Last month we went to the ballet "La Bayadere" not one I knew but it was enthralling. It was the story of an Indian Prince in love with a temple dancer but he was betrothed to another. His despondency and hallucinations from smoking opium were interesting! The highlight of this ballet must be the 24 ballerinas who came on separately in white tutus and formed a snake across the stage performing the same steps 34 times. With a dark backdrop and the spotlight on the dancers it was just so magical. We came away spell bound (without the opium!).

By the time you read this we will have seen "The Nutcracker" and "A Christmas Carol" in December.  We have Andre Rieu in January (reports next month).

Future Events for which I will be booking (before next meeting)

Tuesday 22nd January 2019 "Queen of Spades” opera from Tchaikovsky

Wednesday 30th January 2019 “La Traviata" opera from Verdi

Let me know if you would like to come

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Trust Group

The National Trust Group 2018 has had a very entertaining year. We covered history from many angles, large opulent houses, smaller houses and family histories including Royalty! Our trips were well attended and if there is still interest in 2019 we will start again in the spring.

A Happy New Year to everyone!

LS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               Our next meeting is on 9th January                                                                                                               

                                                                                                         

Sheringham in Norfolk en route to the end of Season        Pier Show at Cromer    

             

   Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year to all our Members and their Families and Friends.

 

 

 Mark Spencer

 

Please come and join us. Admission is £3 on the door. This includes refreshments and entertainment.

We will have a raffle and tombola.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                       The Spire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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JUNE/JULY NEWSLETTER

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