In February 11 walkers, on a lovely spring day had a pleasant stroll around the lake at Rufford Country park & back to the visitors centre for refreshments outside in the sunshine.
The next meeting is on Monday 25th March at 10.30.am at Brierley Forest park, Skegby Road, Huthwaite NG17 2pl.
Get your tickets today for “St. George’s Day Celebrations”
With Newstead Brass Band !
They are selling fast! See Ann today!
£10 including refreshments
Friday april 26th 6.30 – 10.30
Book Club 15th March 2019 10am - 12 noon at Blidworth Library
Knit & Natter 27 March 2019 2-4pm at Blidworth Library
Wine Tasting Group
Our meeting in February was such fun as we tasted "Fizz" ( i.e. sparkling wine) and not only did we have to score the 4 different bottles but we also had to decide which was which!! This was because we had Champagne, Piper Heidsieck, Cava and Prosecco. They all differed in amount of fizziness and taste but all had very little aroma. They all differed in price too! The results were fascinating as we tasted them blind as usual and the number one turned out to be the Cava, a Spanish wine and the cheapest. We were pleased that the one that came second was the Piper Heidsieck which was normally very expensive but this time obtained on offer at a reduced price. Interesting that half those present scored this as number one. The Champagne was third and last the Prosecco. We finished the evening with a delectable supper provided by our host Sheila.
Next wine tasting evening is on Thursday 21st March at 7.00pm at Betty's and please note change to date for April to Wednesday 17th April at Tony's. See Jill for more information.
Local History Group
Mansfield Museum is holding an exhibition to celebrate the Centenary of the Old Mansfield Society, so 21 members of Rainworth U3A Local Hstory Group went along to have a look.
We were hosted by several members of the Society. Secretary Allan welcomed us, then treasurer Annie gave an introductory speech, and they, along with president Pauline, were on hand to answer our questions and point out items of interest.
We were introduced to Society co-founders Albert Sorby Buxton, the local artist, solicitor John Harrop White, and Alderman Daniel Maltby. They had the foresight to preserve records of change in the town and promote the study of the history of Mansfield.
A clever representation of Mansfield’s viaduct displays in its arches photos and artefacts relating to local sport, transport and cycles, complete with an actual penny-farthing bicycle which was found buried upright in a garden!
The time-line shown in the photo, covering the 100 years, ties in local happenings to world-wide events.There are also maps, models and a video showing Mansfield in times past.
The exhibition is on until 1st June and is well worth a visit.
Our first garden visit of the year to an NGS Garden at Chatsworth Way in Repton, Derbys. A rainy morning for our guided tour of the one acre spring flower garden by the enthusiastic owners, Robert and Pauline Little which followed coffee and home made cakes. We then moved on to Little Eaton Garden Centre for plant purchases and, needless to say, a bite of lunch.
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
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.
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.
As a timely reminder we would like to inform you that the membership subscription year for Rainworth & District U3A runs from 1st April until March 31st of the following year and consequently annual fees are due!
The Committee has adopted a policy which allows new members to pay their annual subscription at the January, February or March meeting to cover ongoing membership until 31st March of the following year.
Subscriptions for 2019/2020
Members and aspiring members are reminded that annual fees are as follows:-
Full Membership £20
Associate Membership (anyone with full membership of another U3A £16.50 )
Dates for diaries!
26th April 6.30 pm-10.30pm
“St. George’s Day Celebrations” with Newstead Brass Band
£10 per person Tickets on sale
Dress Code: red and white (optional )