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Message from the Chair

Those of you who attended the AGM may recall that I spoke about using the knowledge and skills of members to start up some new groups within the our U3A. We are lucky to have many Interest groups already, over fifty at present, which are all well led by Interest Group leaders and overseen by our Co-ordinator, Siobhan.

Whilst reading the latest copy of the Third Age Magazine, page 11, I came across a list of sixty four Subject advisors yet when looking closer it became clear that we only have nine of these subjects available at Hucknall. It is obvious therefore, that there is plenty of opportunity for members to find a subject that you may have skills in or could just research and offer to set up a new group.

If you are able to help then please write your contact details on the New Groups Board at the Monthly meeting or contact myself or Siobhan directly. You might be surprised to find that there are other members who are like minded.

Please give this message careful consideration and if you can help please do so, it would benefit the U3A in so many ways. Siobhan, myself and the rest of the Committee, would be very willing to help you in any way that we are able.

Barrie Saunders

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Change to April Meeting Entertainer

There will be a change of entertainer at April’s Monthly Meeting when Magician and Entertainer, David Moylan will replace Vince Eager who is sadly not now available. Vince will be booked for a future meeting.

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Message from the Chair

It hardly seems possible but this month marks the halfway point in my Chairmanship. I have been very lucky to have held the role supported by such a wonderful membership who have enabled us to make progress in many areas.

Firstly, attendance at the monthly meetings continues to be good so much so that we had a record attendance of 270 in February. The meetings have also seen us entertained by some excellent visiting guests and none more so than this month when Vince Eager pays us a welcome return.

In terms of new members applying, we continue to see a steady stream coming along each month for their Introduction to the group. Several new groups have started over the year and existing groups are progressing well. We now have close to sixty groups and five hundred members in total. We have set up closer links with other local U3A’s, especially those in the North Nottinghamshire Area.

The Social Committee have organised many excellent events over the year, while the Executive Committee work very hard on behalf of all members, be that with the Finances, Membership or any other areas of their work.

I hope the next year continues to see the Hucknall U3A progress so that I can hand over an organisation to be proud of in twelve months’ time.

Barrie Saunders

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AGM Notice – April 2019

April 2019 AGM Notice

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Message from the Chair

As I write these notes in early March I am reflecting, firstly, on the amazing weather that we all enjoyed in February.

During the February half-term, I spent an afternoon at Wollaton Park, where the car park was overflowing, ice creams were the order of the day, families were sat enjoying picnics in the sun while hundreds of children played away happily in the warm weather. The warmest February day since records began.

It has also been a good month at the U3A, starting with an outstanding speaker and entertainer at the Monthly Meeting. The attendance was our highest for a very long time and more chairs and coffee cups were needed!!

Thank you to all of you who renewed your U3A membership at the meeting and I hope that you enjoy the activities planned for the year ahead. All the groups are now back up and running while David Rose’s short courses are proving very popular. On the social side the Irish Night is now sold out.

Enjoy your group activities during March.

Barrie Saunders,

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