Message from the Chair

Message from the Chair – December 2020
We now know that Nottinghamshire, in common with large areas of the country, is in Tier 3. The danger posed by the Covid-19 virus will be here for some time yet. Much is being made of a Vaccine coming to the rescue. We have many vaccines that prevent diseases such as polio, mumps, rabies, cholera, typhoid, tetanus and many others.

The fact that smallpox is the only infectious disease that has been eliminated shows how hard it is to defeat microbes but vaccines have prolonged the lives of millions of people. The signs that safe and effective vaccines for Sars-Cov-2 may soon be with us is good news. However there is some way to go yet as full data sets, independent verification and further trials have still to be completed. Still we look to 2021 with a degree of optimism.

It is apparent that older people are more seriously affected by Covid and member Alan Ratcliffe writes about how his recent experience of becoming infected was dealt with by the NHS. Please read it (under the ‘Announcements’ heading on this website) and we thank Alan for sharing his experience.

Now for something completely different:

***Christmas Spectacular*** Party
All members are invited to the Hucknall and District u3a Christmas Spectacular Party on Zoom at 2.00pm on Wednesday, 9th December 2020. (See the poster on this website under the ‘Events’ heading).

You will be able to join the party by clicking on the email link to be sent out to all members on Monday 7th, with a reminder on the day. – Just click on the link between 1.50pm and 2:00pm on Wednesday 9th.

Audience participation is not required and you will not be called upon to perform. We have our host with the biggest Bumper Book of Jokes: Mr Terry Hill and at no great expense, in fact no expense, the Rockin Rev with a comical tale and the Rockin Rev duo with a finale seasonal song. There will be a Christmas themed fun quiz with a 1st prize of a virtual weekend in Paris….

So get out your Santa hat, Christmas socks and jumper and feel free to get into the party spirit with whatever drinks or snacks you fancy. The Social Subcommittee look forward to seeing you there.

David Rose, Chairman

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