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NEWSLETTER

JANUARY 2020

Chairman’s Report
 
Welcome everyone and firstly may I wish you all a very Happy New Year.
What a wonderful time was had at our December meeting, a rousing end to the years activities!
As you are aware our first social function this year is on Tuesday 11th February. it is a coffee morning with a bottle Tombola. Hope you can all attend and bring your friends!! Make sure that you get a Newsletter for notification of further social activities along with normal monthly group meetings.
June's AGM may seem a long way off but if you are interested in joining the committee and helping this U3A, please feel free to mention it to either Diane our Business Secretary or myself.
 
Book Group

It was felt that as this months book did not prove to be popular the group should embrace the festive and uplifting aspect of the season and share and should embrace the festive and uplifting aspect of the season and share and enjoy a selection of festive foods supplied by group members.

Library staff were also included in this gathering as a way to show our appreciation for their ongoing help and support.
The next book to be read is Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan. It is a courtroom drama which explores the justice system and its treatment of both defendants and accusers.
 
Local History Group
 
Our next meeting will be on Friday 24thJanuary at 10.00am in the Regent Room, Rainworth Village Hall.
We shall be watching a film about life in the 60s.
Please bring a mug for refreshments.
 
Strollers
 
The next meeting of the strollers is on Monday 27th January 2020 at Vicars Water ,
Clipstone. Same venue as November but a different walk. Meet in the visitors car park at 10.30am.
This is an easy walk in pleasant surroundings then back to the visitors centre for refreshments.
Everyone is very welcome to come.
 
Book Group
 
Friday 17th January 2020 Book Group 10-12 at Blidworth Library
Wednesday 22nd January 2020 Knit & natter 2-4 at Blidworth Library
 
Social Event
 
Tuesday 11th February- 10am-12 midday
“Valentine’s Coffee Morning”
Bring your friends and neighbours!
 
Garden Visits Group
 
In December we visited Tissington Hall near Ashbourne in Derbyshire that most people know for the well dressings in the summer. Although there wasn't an interesting garden to visit at this time of year, we did have a short look around the lovely old village (it was so cold) and St Mary's Church, built around 1100, before heading to the Hall for a warm by the blazing log fire. Sir Richard FitzHerbert welcomed our group, before crowning Loraine as Duchess and Sheila her handmaiden for the day and then our guided tour began. The celebration of Christmas music through the ages entitled "Star of Wonder" accompanied floral and seasonal decorations in many rooms. The designer brought us up to date with a winter scene from a battleground of WW1 and finished with "Frozen". The planning takes a whole year and about 10 days to prepare and erect. Next year's display, "Mary Poppins", is already being planned.
As usual, our trips end with a bite to eat, but on this occasion it was a visit to Herbert's Restaurant for a delicious Turkey lunch, followed by mince pie and clotted cream, tea and coffee. We even managed to force down a glass of wine!
 
Bottle bags appeal
 
If you have been lucky enough to receive a bottle (or two) for Christmas, please don’t throw away your bottle bags. We could use them for our next Tombola which will be a bottle Tombola.
You can bring them along to the general meeting or hand them to any member of the committee or social committee
 
Social Committee
 
This is the time of year when we give thanks for favours and kindness and on behalf of the Social Committee I would like to thank you, members and friends of our U3A, for supporting us during 2019.
If you have picked up our programme for this year you will see that we have planned some exciting events, a couple of coffee mornings, St Patrick's Day Celebration (wear green!), a Tramps Supper, VE Day Celebrations, Garden Party (something new for us), Flower Power with the Ringtones and finishing with our Christmas Party. And this all comes with food! Lots to look forward to. Our programmes are wallet/purse size, keep them with you, then you won't miss out when other occasions tend to crop up.
The Social Committee works hard to arrange a variety of social events to keep you entertained. It is so rewarding to see a full audience and everyone making friends and enjoying themselves.
So, on behalf of Sandy, Alwyn, Lynn, Mary, Maureen, Lynden and me, a big thank you and If you have any new ideas please let us know, because we are already planning 2021.
 
Bowling
 
Andrew won both games as he achieved the most strikes and the highest score, but as we were in Christmas jumpers we all had our photo taken…. what the heck!
Third Age Trust Survey
Thanks to all fifteen people who completed the U3A random survey which Rainworth was selected for in November. Hopefully it did not prove too much of a problem or take up too much of your time.
 
Mansfield Odeon Events
 
As I am away for the February meeting, I will be booking for the following this month.
Fidelio ( opera from Beethoven ) Tuesday 17th March 7.15pm
Swan Lake (ballet) Wednesday 1st April 7.15pm
There is also an evening with Jonas Kaufmann (star tenor) “My Vienna” on Tuesday 24th March 7.00pm. Potential for booking.
See me or telephone 01623 795473
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Curling
If you enjoy the curling and would like to participate regularly you can get involved in our indoor games club at the Treasury. Please see Andrew for more informatio
 
NATIONAL TRUST GROUP
Our last outing of the year was to Attingham Park and was a worthy finale. A huge park made accessible and welcoming to all comers with meadow lawns for picnics, beautiful borders and lovely walled garden with fruit trees, flowers and vegetables. The interior décor was very beautiful with the only set of lovely Italian furniture in the country which has been passed down through one family over several centuries. It was obviously a well loved mansion with a lot of history.
We are now at rest until Spring.
 
INTEREST GROUP MEETINGS

Group

Day

Leader

Contact

01623:

Email

 Rainworth Readers Book Group

3rd Fri

Diana Parker

406342

dianaparker76@googlemail.com

Breakfast group

1st Tues

Peter Stacey

01623 796118

 

staceyp@sky.com

Ten Pin Bowling Group

 

3rd Thur

W. Dixon

07580385437

mattjen@hotmail.couk

Craft Group

1st and 3rd Mon.

Sue Groves

799078

sueandbobbyg@googlemail.com

Computer Group

2ndMonday

 

Mary Bramwell

07925896004

gordonbrown66@ntlworld.com

Garden Visits Group

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

Local History  Group

4th Fri

A.Brettell

D.Hibbert

 

798459

 

795399

alwynandlynn@btinternet.com

diane.hibbert@btinternet.com

Indoor Games Group

3rd Wed

Andrew Goodison

438702

andrwgoodison@aol.com

Lunch Group

3rd Tues

Ann Mills

631714

ann_mills@me.com

Knit and Natter Group

4th Wed

Diana Parker

406342

dianaparker76@googlemail.com

National Trust Group

Various

Loraine

Sharp

792640

lorainesharp100@gmail.com

Singing Group

2nd Mon

Pam Haywood

406078

pamhaywood@hotmail.co.uk

Strollers Group

4th Mon

Carol Bennett

436805

Carol.bennett44@gmail.com

Trips & Visits Group

Various

Ann Brown

01157468970

Annbrown051@gmail.com

 

Wine Appreciation Group

 

3rdThursday

Jill Pullen

01623 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

 

 

RAINWORTH AND DISTRICT U3A COMMITTEE MEMBERS
 

 

Name

 

Email

 

Tel no:

 

Committee Role

Lynden Lowe

Thechairman@rainworth-u3a.org.uk

01623 230023

Chairman

Diane Hibbert

Business.secretary@rainworth-u3a.org.uk
 
01623 795399
Business Secretary

Jill Lowe

treasurer@rainworth-u3a.org.uk
 
01623 795399
Treasurer

Ann Mills

social-sec@rainworth-u3a.org.uk

01623 631714

Social Secretary

Shiela Blackburn

groupcoord@rainworth-u3a.org.uk

01623 483646
Group coordinator
Chris Bentley members/meetings@rainworth-u3a.org.uk
07752238045
 
Membership Secretary
Loraine Sharp

Loraine.sharp101@gmail.com

01623 792640 Publicity
Andrew Goodison andrwgoodison@aol.com 01623 438702 Committee member
Malcolm Sanderson Owls2me@aol.com 01623 650583 Deputy Chairman
Elaine Rangecroft newsletter@rainworth-u3a.org.uk 01623 406346 Newsletter Manager
Linda Stockton linda.stockton@ymail.com 01623 634154 Committee member
Shiela Stacey staceyp@sky.com 01623 796118 Publicity

 

 

 

 

 

              

 

 

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT 

Wednesday February 13th 2019 Please welcome our guest speaker Liz Weston-“Mansfield

 
 

                          

                                                      

 

 

 

 

    

             

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JUNE/JULY NEWSLETTER

JUNE/JULY NEWSLETTER

Meeting on the second Wednesday of each month

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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