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
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
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
Excerpt from the Report from East Midlands Regional Trustee, Jean Hogg
“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”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 2nd January or phone 01623 406346 mobile 07926560031
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