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Category Archives: Committee Corner
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.
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.
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: email@example.com 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.
The 9th Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 12th April at Hucknall Leisure Centre.
The minutes of the 2016 AGM were agreed as a true record.
The committee proposed that our Business Secretary Barrie Saunders to be appointed as the 2nd Vice Chair. This proposal was passed by the members present.
Our financial scrutiniser, Chartered Accountant Geoff Cree summarised the accounts from January 2017 to December 2017 reporting a surplus for that period of £2017.15.
The summary of the accounts was accepted by the meeting. Our thanks were extended to Geoff who carries out this professional task as a willing volunteer.
This was followed by the Chairman’s report which is included with this newsletter.
Hucknall U3A started and now flourishes thanks to the hard work and dedication of a small group of volunteers and we now have 415 members and 48 interest groups.
A key member of that initial group was John Ellis who was also our second Chairman.
He continues to be very proactive as an energetic and popular Chair of the Social Sub-Committee.
John’s continued work, energy and dedication was acknowledged at the AGM by the membership who were pleased to make him our first honorary president.
His official badge of honour was presented by Dianne White whose late husband Richard was our first ever chairman and a member of the start up group with John.
John responded with a heartfelt moving speech that was warmly applauded by the meeting.
David Rose Chairman Hucknall U3A