Saltburn District

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Are you interested in joining any of our groups?

If you are the best way to do it is to go onto our website.
Look up the group that you would like to join.
You can then contact the Group Leader via the (contact button) on the page
If the group is full you can go on the waiting list.
I know some of our groups would like more members.
Scrabble, American Tribal Style Dancing, German and Laughing Yoga.

We are always looking to start new groups.

Get in touch via the website (use the general contact button)if you think you could run a group.

We will give you all the help you need.

So please, don’t just sit back - get involved!

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Welcome to the latest news for November

The next Local History Group meeting will be on Wednesday 13th November in upstairs hall of Saltburn Methodist Church on Milton Street. Christine Clarke is the speaker and as Chairman of the Gisborough Project will be detailing the rise and fall of Gisborough Priory. Meeting starts at 10am with tea and coffee afterwards.

Emmanuel Church in Saltburn has put out an appeal for decorated wreaths from local organisations to display in the church over the festive period. Would anyone be interested in collaborating on a wreath representing SDU3A? – there has been a suggestion that we could re-purpose the tree decorations various groups made a couple of years ago. Individual groups may also like to make a wreath. The wreath can be made from usual or unusual materials, suggestions from Emmanuel are cork, lego, ribbon, metal, found objects, driftwood …….. If anyone is interested please contact Karin for further details. Wreaths to be taken to the church for 24th November.

Laughter Yoga has a new and permanent home from 11th November. Meetings will now be held in Saltburn Methodist Church Hall and slight change of time, now being 12noon – 1pm.

There are two new groups to tempt you and to make good use of any free time you may have left in your u3a schedules.
1. Mindfulness Meditation which begins on Tuesday, 12th November 10 – 12noon at the Carlin How Jubilee Hall.

2. Intermediate Spanish – aim is for anyone with an above basic level of Spanish to meet regularly to improve via general conversation, songs, mutually agreed text etc. Please contact Karin if you are interested in either group.

The Christmas workshops are mostly full now but there is still chance to sign up to a fun and festive afternoon with the American Tribal Style Dance Group – Val and her dancers will display a Christmas routine then there is a chance to take part in warm up exercises, learn some of the steps from the routine and then have a go! Costumes and accessories will be provided to add to the fun of the day and there has been a whisper of some festive refreshments. Please contact Karin via phone or website if you would like your name to be added to the interest list.

The next Theatre Group Coffee morning will be on Saturday, 9th November at 10am. Anyone new to this group is advised to come at 9.45am

The new Sundowner Group has had very positive feedback. If you would like to chat and get to know more people in a friendly social way this group is monthly and the next meeting is Friday 15th November 4 – 6pm in the St John’s Ambulance Centre, Marske. Tea and coffee are provided, please feel free to bring along snacks if you wish.

The Basic Sign Language Group has been very successful and the first members are about to ‘graduate’ meaning that this group will be looking for new members to start in January. An interest sheet will be available at the December update and you can also register interest via the website.

Wednesday June 3rd 2020 is National U3A day – we hope to make quite a splash in Saltburn with various displays, workshops and maybe a flashmob? To make this the best day possible it would be wonderful if group leaders and group members could indicate early on if they would like to be involved in the planning stages. Planning groups will be set up soon so please contact the committee via the website or telephone if you are interested.

I am continuing my appeal for anyone out there willing as an individual or as a couple to be a Group Leader.Even with 60+ groups to choose from SDU3A regularly has requests for groups we don’t yet offer. Is there anyone out there who might be willing to dip a toe into the pleasures of being a Group Leader? A short term group is an ideal way of testing what interest there is and if you feel being a Group Leader is the right thing for you. U3A is very much a mutual learning and helping organisation and to be a Group Leader you don’t have to be any sort of expert, just enthusiastic. Examples of recent requests are china painting, patchwork, beginners bridge, beginners ukulele, guitar, walking netball, wine appreciation, opera appreciation and woodwork/carving.
If you would like to know more about being a Group Leader please contact Karin, SDU3A Groups Co-ordinator.

SDU3A news can be updated at any time on the website so please send us any information you think should be shared.
The next update meeting will be back in our familiar surroundings of Saltburn Community Centre on Friday, 6th December, doors open at 9.45 and come ready for some festive entertainment!

Karin Slade, Groups Co-ordinator 5th November 2019

If you are interested in any of the above, please send a message via the contact button.

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FIRE SAFETY ADVICE

The guest speakers at our JUNE Update meeting were Nigel Tilley and Lee Toogood from the Cleveland Fire Brigade Community Safety Team.

Through a very interesting, often amusing and thought-provoking presentation they highlighted key aspects of home safety advice and fire prevention tips. Handout leaflets were distributed and some are still available - look on the noticeboard table at the rear of the hall at the next Update meeting if you missed out on these.

Together with a range of simple tips to make our homes safer, Nigel and Lee suggested the following bedtime routine (as we are much more at risk of fire while we sleep):

• Switch OFF and unplug electrical equipment - only leave on appliances designed to be left on, like your fridge. NB We were told to avoid charging phones and laptops overnight, especially in the bedroom.
• Check your cooker - make sure grill, hob and oven are all turned OFF
• Turn heaters OFF and put a guard in front of any open fires
• Check candles are out
• Put cigarettes right out - wetting them to be sure - and NEVER smoke in bed
• Check your escape route - it should be clear of obstacles. Make sure your keys are where they are meant to be
• Close ALL doors - this can slow down the spread of fire
• Turn OFF your electric blanket - unless you are absolutely sure it can be left on safely e.g. if it has a thermostat
• DON’T leave your washing machine, tumble dryer, or dishwasher on if you go out or go to bed

The Community Safety Team offer a FREE Home Safety Check# (this would take between 10-15 minutes) which would help to identify risk and suggest simple amendments to increase your personal home safety. Telephone 01642 777651 to arrange for this.

The Fire Service also operate a Stay Safe and Warm campaign, which in case of e.g. boiler failure in your home during the winter months could offer support such as emergency heating, blankets etc.

We hope this advice will help you to keep safe.

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TALKS AND WALKS GROUP GUISBOROUGH U3A}

The programme of talks is :

Friday, December 13th TALES FROM A RIVER TEES PILOT with Geoff Taylor

The talks take place in the Methodist Hall on Westgate. Refreshments are served from 1000 and the talks begin at 1030. Cost is £2. All members of any U3A and their guests are very welcome to join us.