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.

Bad Weather

If the weather is bad for the main meetings on the 2nd Monday of the month the meeting may be cancelled. Please check your emails from 8.00am onwards which will inform you that the meeting has been cancelled. Any member with no email will be phoned by a member of the committee as soon after 8.00am as possible. U3A Committee.

Tudor Barn Parking – One way system

It has been noticed that some members are not aware of the one way system for getting in and out of the Tudor Barn car park. It is important that the one way system is followed as if you go out the entrance you cannot be seen by the cars that are leaving by the correct exit.

Warsop & District U3A Constitutions

Every member of Warsop & District U3A should have access to a copy of our constitution.
If you were a member at the time of last years AGM you would have received a copy, if you have mislaid your copy it can be found on the Warsop & District U3A website. If you have joined since last years AGM you will be given a copy as you sign in at the next meeting you attend

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.

Membership

Reminder Memberships Renewals are Due
You are able to renew your U3A membership at the meeting on Monday 11th March. All memberships should be renewed by 1st April. The membership fee is £20.00.

Membership information
Timetable for renewing subscriptions for 2019. The information that follows outlines the renewal procedures for 2019/2020 U3A membership. The reason for this timescale is to have a definite time scale for renewals and to fit in with Warsop & District U3A constitution. The constitution states “The Executive Committee may terminate the membership of any individual: If annual membership or other fees are unpaid one month after the due date;”
The due date for renewal is 1st April 2019. Making the cut-off date for renewals 13th May (May meeting date for convenience). After this meeting non-members will be removed from the membership list. It may be that some members are unable to meet these deadlines due to illness or other factors, these will be dealt with on a case by case basis as long as we are informed. Please note that to vote at the AGM in April you must be a fully paid up member. The aim is to get everybody renewed before the AGM meeting begins, therefore you will have the opportunity to renew your membership March meeting and if necessary the April meeting.

Contact details. 01623846128 or j.sherveyu3a@btinternet.com

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.

Facebook

Warsop & District U3A now have a Facebook Page. It is a closed group page which can be seen by the public. What this means is that you have to be invited to join the group or have your request to join accepted. To this end all members with an email address have been contacted with an invitation to join the Group. Obviously it is your decision whether to Accept or Decline the invite, also you need to be on Facebook which some of you may not be. As a member of the group you will be able to put your own posts on the page, please keep them relevant to the U3A and what it stands for. We would ask that you don't put anything on that is in anyway party political or anything that may be offensive to others who may be of a different creed or religion. Hopefully everyone will join, use the page and find it useful.

Annual General Meeting

Notice of AGM 2019

The Annual General Meeting of Warsop & District U3A will take place on Monday 8th April 2019, 10:15am at the Tudor Barn, Church Warsop.

Timetable for nominations to Committee - AGM 8th April 2019

14th January 2019Nomination forms distributed to all members with January monthly newsletter
11th February 2019 February Monthly Newsletter - reminder re:nominations for committee
4th March 2019Closing date for receipt of completed nomination forms, to be received by Warsop U3A Business Secretary
11th March 2019Official announcement at the Monthly meeting of the date and time of the AGM and of the need for a ballot or not
8th April 2019Ballot of membership if required to be held at the AGM

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