Nottinghamshire Network

March 2017 Newsletter

Network News from Margot Gale, our Nottinghamshire Network Representative

From now on we are going to include a short report from the Notts. Network Committee Meeting in each of our Newsletters. The aim is to update you of any decisions which have been reached by the 28 U3As which are represented at the Network meetings and to forward any information which may be of interest to our members.

Following the recent Notts. Network meeting on the 25th January it was decided to disband the Regional Representative Council which represents the region at National level as it was felt that it was an additional unnecessary layer of bureaucracy. Jane Pavier continues to represent the region on the National Executive Committee as the East Midlands Regional Trustee.

A new U3A has been formed in The Park and the Mapperly U3A is now one year old with 169 members. Starting new U3As is a large task which is supported by a small group of volunteers from the region and if you are interested in helping in the future new volunteers are really needed. There are training days offered and if you wish to find out more information please contact me at margot.gale@hotmail.co.uk

We are pleased to announce that the video recording of our Celebration of 1,000 U3As is now available to view on our YouTube Channel.

Special offers for U3A Members
U3A Members can now purchase a 3-month National Art Pass for just £10. Visit artfund.org/u3a for more information. You have until 20th March 2017 to take advantage of this offer. Additionally, use the discount code U3A2017 for 10% off all services at my-history.co.uk

U3A Fashion Show
The Nottingham U3A is hosting a Fashion Show and Fundraising Event on Tuesday 28th March at the ICC ,61b Mansfield Road 1.00 pm -3.30 pm. The Fashion Show will feature many high street brands including designs from France and Italy. Sizes range from 8 -30. At the end of the show attendees will have the opportunity to purchase the clothes at half the cost. Tickets cost £5 and are available from the Nottingham U3A Office.

Margot