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             Rainworth & District U3A              

NEWSLETTER

MAY 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 May 8th 2019

Please welcome our guest speaker Ann Featherstone

“The Victorians-When Dracula Came to Derby” 

Chairmans message hereereere

 
Strollers
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.
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
 
Next Bookings    
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
 
Classical Music
 
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

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