Message from our Chair

Well the weather is getting wetter, windier and colder, now that we have passed the Autumnal Equinox on September 23rd.  Trust you will all remember to put your clocks back on Saturday night the 28th October. I always remember whether to put the clocks back or forward by using the American word for autumn being fall, Hence we have Spring forward and fall back (one hour)

We had many say how good a talk our September speaker was on Grace Kelly (quite a naughty lady) – very clear and precise.

Hopefully our October speaker,  Dr Steven Wallace, talking about the Sherwood Observatory & Space Discovery Centre and The James Webb Space Telescope, will  be really interesting.

The 50s & 60s night went very well on 23rd September, we didn’t quite manage to sell 100 tickets, but almost made it. The group ‘Rocks and Frocks’ were very good and kept us all well entertained with a variety of songs, getting many up on their feet and dancing the night away.

We will be selling tickets for our next social activity on Monday 4th December, a Christmas meal with u3a entertainment (see the poster for more details). Many thanks to our Social Sub Committee for all their hard work.

After much confusion a date has finally been sorted for our normal alternative December meeting, and this is now on Friday 8th December. Again, more details later and apologies for the mix up on the dates. This will be a free event.

We are still looking for committee members, especially a Vice Chair, open for all men and women, along with a couple of other committee members.

The Rotary community day on the market place went very well, we had excellent weather, possibly one of the hottest days of the year. Our stall was well staffed and we had quite a bit of interest with several folk showing enthusiasm for joining our u3a.

The entertainment for the day was varied and enjoyable, a lot of clubs having put a lot of work into their performances. A dancing group, kick boxing, ukulele band, choir, among others. Other stalls were very diverse and interesting. It was good to see what Hucknall has to offer, there was something for everyone.

We still have quite a few members who don’t belong to any activity group, I would strongly recommend that you do, as you make great new friends and find new interests. Talk to myself or Sue Tedstone if you need any help.

As always I look forward to seeing you all at October’s monthly meeting, please try and remember to wear your name badges so that all know who you are, and of course don’t forget to sign out if you leave early.

Melvyn Francis, Chair

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