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             Rainworth & District U3A              

NEWSLETTER

March 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 March 13th 2019

The speaker at our March meeting Is Ian Morgan whose talk is “Footpads, Kings and Highwaymen'

Chairmans message here

Strollers

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.
 
Garden 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.
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
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.
Next Bookings    
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
Refreshments/Bar/Raffle
£10 per person Tickets on sale
Dress Code:  red and white (optional )
 

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