Saltburn District

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On this page we will let you know about any events, trips, new groups or other items of interest.

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COMMITTEE VACANCIES

Saltburn District u3a is run by a committee of volunteers and without them the group would have to fold. We have two key roles that need filling:

SECRETARY (available with immediate effect) the main tasks are preparing agendas, taking minutes of committee meetings and updating policies and procedures.

TREASURER (to start learning the job in readiness for take over in May 2023).

Job Descriptions are available for both positions, if you feel you can help and want more information please use the contact button in the top right hand corner of this page to contact the Chair.

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HAREWOOD HOUSE

Guisborough u3a have spare places on their coach trip to Harewood House on Thursday, 14th of July, which they would like to open up to members of Saltburn District u3a. The cost is £35.50.

The details of the trip are:
1. Leaving Fountain Street car park in Guisborough at 9.30am and then a pick up on The Avenue.

2. Arrival at Harewood at approximately 10.30am with coffee and biscuits on arrival.

3. The guided tour commences at 11.30am.

4. Everyone to sort their own lunch.

5. The remaining time can be used to wander round the gardens or explore the house in more depth.

6. Coach leaves Harewood at 3.30pm and should be back in Guisborough for 5pm.

If you are interested in going on this trip please leave a message for me via contact button found on the groups page of this SDu3a website. I will respond to requests in the date and time order in which they arrive and with details of a cheaper day parking option in Guisborough.

Thank you
Karin Slade
Groups Coordinator

Happy Summer everyone ! – Do you have holidays planned or are you thinking up fun activities for grandparenting duties?

There are currently vacancies in a wide variety of our groups so when September comes and we start to think about indoor activities again why not consider adding something new?

The dates for the last two sessions of Geology and Scenery of Northern England are the 24th of June and the 1st of July. Sadly these sessions mark the end of this group as our Group Leader has decided to step down as the group leader - his lovely nature and phenomenal depth of knowledge will be much missed by all who attended the group.

The next meeting of the Sundowner Group is Friday, 1st of July from 4 – 6pm at Marske Sports and Recreation Pavilion. This is a very friendly and welcoming and social group, a great way to get to know new people. If you are interested please get in touch with the Group Leader via the contact button on the website. For this next meeting we are asked to bring along an unusual item.

The SDu3a Ukulele Group will be performing at Saltburn Band Stand on Saturday the 20th of August at 2.30pm. They will certainly get your feet tapping!

There are places in the Singing for Pleasure Group. It is a very friendly group and they would love to have a few more male singers.

Tai Chi finishes on the 15th of June until October. Members will be contacted when it resumes.

The Theatre Group Coffee Morning is on the 9th of July at the ECHO centre in Saltburn but please note some advance notice that, because of the Saltburn Folk Festival in August, the August Theatre Group Coffee Morning will be on Saturday, 13th of August in the White House in Marske.

The group leader for the SDu3a Wind Band is incredibly proud of how well the band has developed; it now has an impressive repertoire and gives regular indoor and outdoor performances at various venues across the area. Their most recent outing was to play at a Jubilee Street Party in Saltburn.
New members are always welcome at any standard of brass or woodwind and currently the band are particularly keen to have members who play the flute, oboe or clarinet. A percussionist would also be very welcome to provide rhythm on a snare drum.
A visit to the group is greatly encouraged to meet the band members and there are rumours that a legendary lemon drizzle cake may be on offer!
The group meets on Tuesday afternoons at 2pm at Saltburn Methodist Church.

Craft minded folk might be interested in the Make and Mend Festival at Ormesby Hall on the 10th of July. (https://www.makemendfestival.co)

Lastly SDu3a’s contribution to the 40th anniversary celebration of the national u3a movement takes place on Saturday, 17th September. We will be taking over Saltburn Community Centre for the day. Watch out for emails inviting you to take part in a variety of fun ways both in the preparations for the day and on the day itself.

Wishing you all a lovely summer.
Karin Slade
Groups Coordinator

Please use the contact button if you would like any further information or to put your name on an interest list.

Thanks
Karin Slade
Groups Coordinator

Zoom only interest groups

Sdu3a introduced Zoom interest groups as a way to offer a small selection of groups through the worst of the pandemic period. The technology was there and more importantly so were the willing group leaders.

Zoom groups are here to stay – some because they offer the most comprehensive way to demonstrate the skills being learnt and others, such as the update meetings, to give us the flexibility of offering attendance at a meeting to those who for health or other reasons cannot attend in person.

Zoom also remains as a useful standby should groups have to cease face to face meetings again if we have another lock down situation either locally or nationally.

The above means that we need to bring Zoom groups in line with the face to face groups and make a charge for each session attended. Zoom groups will cost £1 a session, the same as for groups who do not meet in a venue.

The charge will be per half term – likely 5 weeks at a time, but your group leader will advise. If you are unable to attend a group the £1 for that week will be carried forward.

Payment should be made to the treasurer in one of two ways and if you are in a zoom group your group leader will provide you with the relevant payment details.

Thank you.
Karin Slade
Groups Co-ordinator

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Medway U3A have been producing Keep Smiling Newsletters

The latest one is available to read by clicking on the Link top right.

I hope it helps to keep us all cheerful as hopefully we come out of lockdown.

If you would like to read more all the back editions are on the Links Page

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This was passed onto me by Rosemary Nicholls.

It may be useful but I hope you never have to use it

DO YOU LIVE ALONE? HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT YOU WOULD DO IN AN EMERGENCY?

I do and I have.
A little while ago I discussed these issues with a friend and we came up with some solutions.

First - ensure that you have someone nearby whom you can call in an emergency. That person must have access to your home - a key and the burglar alarm code (if there is one).

Second - have an emergency hospital bag packed and ready at all times. Show the key holder where it is kept.

The bag should contain:
Nightwear
Slippers
Dressing gown
Panties (Disposable?)
Towels
Toilet bag with soap, toothpaste and toothbrush
A list of prescribed medications
A note of the name and contact number of the next of kin
Paper hankies
Bottle of water - only to be consumed with permission as you may be nil by mouth
It is also helpful to let the key holder know where the medication is kept - as this can be added to the bag.

I did all this and at the end of last year it was put to the test. I was taken ill, called my friends who came immediately and dialled 999.
When the paramedics arrived they said I would have to go to hospital and it might be a good idea to pack a bag. My friend showed what was in place and they were impressed!
The system worked well. It reduced the stress in a stressful situation and I would recommend it to anyone living on their own with no immediate family nearby.
Ann Gartside

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