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Chairman’s Message January 2018

A Happy and Healthy New Year and 2018 to all our members and their families.

We certainly finished 2017 with a flourish starting with the ever popular lunch and social on the 4th December followed by the Showcase event on the 13th. The inaugural Showcase last year was a great success attended by about 150 members. This year building on that success 220 members attended to be royally entertained by colleagues across a range of Interest Groups. This event has become a permanent fixture on our calendar.

Our thanks are extended to all who took part and to Siobhan for coordinating the programme. It was the annual Christmas Tree display in St Mary’s church from Wednesday 6th to Saturday 9th when for the 2nd consecutive year Hucknall and District U3A were announced the winners of the Senior section competition with Hillside Primary school retaining the Junior title.

Many members visited to see the really innovative and creative trees on display and this year we were up against some stiff competition.

Our tree was made by the Reading Group from recycled books and I have been told in confidence that they got through a almost a whole library full in the search for perfection!

Siobhan ,Cath Richardson, Kate Jackson and Sandra Green with the triumphant tree. Not in the photo are Angela Underwood, Margaret White and Alan Lee who were also involved in designing and making the tree.

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An Opportunity for Group Leaders and Prospective Group Leaders

An Opportunity for Group Leaders and Prospective Group Leaders
‘Interest Groups Matter’ A one day workshop.

10.30 am to 3.30pm on Wednesday 1 November 2017

Find out how Interest Groups can be managed and how they can be run effectively. Discover answers to your challenges
You’ll be learning from each other in a focussed discussion environment. The day will be very participative and includes sharing best practice and exchanging ideas with other participants, discussion and problem-solving sessions.

Who should attend?
• Group Leaders • Prospective Group Leaders

Venue – The Summit Centre, Pavilion Road, Kirkby in Ashfield NG17 7LL

Timings – 10.30 am to 3.30pm (4.00 pm at the latest)

Cost – The workshop is funded by the Third Age Trust, lunch and refreshments are provided

Please contact Siobhan Lee our Interest Groups Co-ordinator.

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Jazz Night – 21 Oct

Jazz Night – Saturday 21 October 2017

Tickets will be on sale at the September monthly meeting for the ‘Jazz Night’ which is being held at the John Godber Centre, Ogle Street, Hucknall on Saturday 21 October, priced at £7.00 each. The entertainment for the evening will be provided by The Phoenix Band featuring Sheila Fawkes. Doors will open at 7pm, tickets are available for friends and family and you are welcome to bring your own food.

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Hucknall Leisure Centre Parking Warning

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Message from the Chair June 2017

An Appeal for Hucknall and District U3A Photographs

We are in the process of putting together a professionally produced 2018 Hucknall U3A Ten Year Anniversary Calendar. Each member will receive a complimentary copy of this in December.

We want it to reflect the activities of the Interest Groups, social events and personalities of our U3A from 2008 to 2018

If you have any digital copies of photographs that wish to be considered for the calendar please email them to me at: by June 23rd please.
Photographs from the early years would be especially appreciated.

Last Month’s Speaker
I was on a walking holiday in the Isle of Man in May and missed my first monthly meeting.
By all accounts the speaker Judith Hibbert was outstanding and some of the feedback to me was: ‘wonderful’, ‘the best we have ever had’ and similar.
Thanks must also go to Maggie Huckerby and Dianne White for researching and booking our monthly speakers.

David Rose

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