Challenging time for Retford and District u3a

by | 24 May 2022 | Education and Learning, Hobbies, Retford, U3A

Retford and District u3a are looking forward to the attractions booked for coming meetings.

On 27th May, they welcome Robert Garland from the reborn Bassetlaw Food Bank to speak about how the Food Bank has changed and developed through the Covid times. It will be interesting to find out how it will go forward in these inflationary times. Brenda, who serves refreshments at the u3a general meetings, is one of the founders of the original Retford Foodbank.
Looking further ahead, on 23rd June Harry Foxley will offer the story of Retford’s own Majestic Theatre – a triumph of community activism if ever there was one.

There are some outgoings at Retford u3a. The group had to say an official goodbye to trustees Sue Ross and Geoff Marsh, who have retired their bats after long and fruitful innings, and a partial goodbye to Pippa Ramsay, who remains a trustee but is no longer secretary. The u3a would like to record its thanks to them, and to speaker finder David Lee and Mick Morrit, retiring inventory manager.

The following roles remain to be filled:

Secretary: In addition to preparing agenda and minuting committee meetings, the secretary is at the heart of everything the group does. If the post remains vacant then the Retford u3a cannot legally continue.
Group Coordinator: This role provides the link between the committee and all group leaders, sharing news, information and supporting new groups as they start up.
Vice Chair: The vice chairperson stands in for the chair and generally supports as needed.
Speaker finder / Coordinator: The holder of this role must use local and u3a resources to identify and book appropriate speakers to create an annual programme of interest to a wide audience.
Inventory keeper: When Mick Morritt stood down from this role, he left an accurate list of all the equipment that the u3a has and where it is kept. It notes when any electrical equipment needs to be PAT tested. Someone is needed to continue this good work.

If you want to take part go along to the May general meeting at the Well and declare your interest – you will be welcomed with open arms!