Warsop

Welcome

Welcome to Warsop U3A

The University of the Third Age - is an international organisation providing educational, cultural and social opportunities for people who are retired or not in full-time employment. It encourages groups of like-minded people in their Third Age to remain active in their retirement and to continue with lifelong learning for pleasure. No qualifications are necessary to join - and none are given. See the link opposite Who We Are for a fuller narrative of who we are!

We meet every 2nd Monday of the month at the Tudor Barn, Parish Centre, Church Warsop at 10:15am until 12:15pm. It has car parking and disabled access. For those hard of hearing the front two rows of seating in the meeting room are reserved for their use. We have at present 111 members who pay an annual subscription to enjoy all the benefits of membership of this active and friendly organisation plus the benefits of the national U3A organisation. We can open the way for you to join in with continued learning at national summer schools and to participate in our interest groups where we co-operate for activities and hobbies. Our Interest Groups are only open to U3A members, so to enjoy what is on offer and if you are interested in joining Warsop U3A, you can use the button on the Contact page to ask for further details and to request an application form from the Membership Secretary or come along to one of our meetings as shown in the Notices column on this page were we will be happy to talk to you and introduce you to our members.

Warsop & District U3A is now a member of the NNNG (North Notts Network Group of U3A’s).
This means that you as a member of Warsop & District can ask to join an interest group in another U3A that is also in the NNNG.
Please note that joining another U3A’s interest group depends on whether there is space in the group. A U3A will give priority to its own members.

Research study with Nottingham University

Nottingham University are looking for retired people to take part in a research study about retirement and how it affects mental well-being, for better or worse, in older people. Please follow the links to find all the information regarding the opportunity to help Nottingham University. The links will explain all you need to know as part of the research. Study with Nottingham University and Studying with Nottingham University info

Literacy Volunteers

Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City Councils are seeking volunteers to help improve a child's literacy and communication in local primary schools. Literacy volunteers work with children one to one to develop an interest and love for reading, helping break down barriers and open doors for life-long achievement. Interested the follow the link; Literacy Volunteers or email; contact@literacyvolunteers.org.uk or telephone; 0115 876 5474

Membership

Membership for the year April 2018 to March 2019 is open. Membership can be obtained by attending our montly meetings or by contacting the Membership Secretary Jim Shervey, U3A Membership Secretary, Oakroyd, Forest Road, Warsop, Mansfield, NG20 0EP 01623 846128 or email j.sherveyu3a@btinternet.com

Christmas Meal

This has been provisionally booked for Wednesday 12th December 2018 at the Hostess Restaurant. The Hostess have not yet decided upon their final menu/costing, but this should be in the region of £28 each. This event is open to members plus one guest. The room caters for 150 and it would be nice if we could fill the room and have the venue to ourselves.

Robin Hood Lottery

Warsop and District U3A is now a registered cause with the Robin Hood Lottery.
The weekly draw will see 60p of every £1 ticket going to local causes. To buy a ticket you can register on line at www.robinhoodlottery.co.uk and set up regular payments. You can specify which cause you would like to support i.e. Warsop and District U3A. (If a specific cause is not selected money goes into a general pot to be shared by registered causes).
Remember the more members that have a go specifying Warsop & District U3A the more money we get for our funds. The Lottery supports local causes and you can win prizes of up to £25,000. Tickets cost £1 per week. For more information follow this link Robin Hood Lottery and good luck.

Annual General Meeting

Third Age Trust Certificate
The AGM first AGM of the Warsop and District U3A took place on Monday 9th April 2018 at the Tudor Barn, Church Warsop. It was very well attended by 65 members. The meeting received and approved reports from the Secretary and the Treasurer relating to the activities of the Warsop U3A since its creation in November. All Officials and Committee members of the steering group were elected to serve for one year on the committee, there are however still vacancies on the committee which it hopes to fill. At the close of the AGM Jane Paviour of the Regional Committee presented our Chairman with the Certificate of membership of the Third Age Trust. The meeting was followed by a buffet provided by the members and a social get together which included a raffle and a quiz. Click here to see the notes of the AGM Notes of AGM 09-04-18

Committee MemberRole
Zena IngerChair
Sylvia Ellis Vice Chair
June Whittle Business Secretary
Linda CrossleyTreasurer
Jim SherveyMembership Secretary
Ann AyodeleGroups Co-Ordinator
Ervin DevneyWebsite Co-Ordinator
Gill JamesMinutes Secretary
David JamesSpeaker Organizer
Chris SherveyNewsletter Editor
Jennifer ThomsonSocial Events
Joyce O'NeillAdmin