Dukeries u3a

by | 5 June 2024 | Education and Learning, Hobbies, Sherwood, Social Group, U3A

May was an exciting month for members of Dukeries u3a.
A new committee was voted in at the Annual General Meeting.

Stefan presented a slideshow exhibiting the work of the Photography Group. The recently formed Cheeky Blinders entertained with their Banjoleles. Members on duty in the kitchen, yet again, did a splendid job serving refreshments.

Group activities continued with all the usual enthusiasm. The Ramblers combatted the weather conditions from Gedling Country Park to Lambley. The Ukulele Group entertained at De Lacy Court in Ollerton.

Group of the Month – Soft Tennis

The Soft Tennis group meets weekly on a Wednesday, at Scout Hall on Back Lane in Ollerton, at 12.00pm – or just after to avoid affecting other activities in the hall.

There is plenty of equipment for soft tennis and badminton; as the group has the use of two rooms they can play tennis and badminton or just tennis in both rooms. It is an ever-expanding group with plenty of room to accommodate new members, who will always be made welcome. All you need is loose clothing, trainers or similar, a water bottle and a smile.

It is hoped that in the warmer weather the group may be able to venture outside to play pétanque (boules).

If interested, there is a WhatsApp group to organise sessions; please contact Paul Webb on 07803 606928 or paulmwebb@hotmail.com.

The group’s speaker on 17th June, at the members’ meeting at Jubilee Hall, will be Andy Smart, who is returning by popular demand. Andy spent many years working for the Nottingham Evening Post.

Perhaps you would like to make new friends and socialise or learn something new. There are a lot of good things happening at Dukeries u3a, which is open to all adults irrespective of employment status.

Annual membership costs £20.00 up to 31 March 2025 and includes access to all activities and interest groups. To find out more go along to their meetings, on the third Monday of each month, 12.30pm to 3.00pm, for £1.00 to cover refreshments.

For further information on any group, event or membership visit www.u3a sites.org.uk/dukeries/home or call 07756 436177.