January'22 Update from Rosemary Waugh - Secretary

January'22 Update from Rosemary Waugh - Secretary

January Jottings

“Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.”

Happy New Year to you all!  2022 still sounds like something out of science fiction to me. (Remember at school, when you always wrote the wrong year in the date for the first week of the Spring term?) This year it really feels like something hopeful and a move forward. Some may be embarking on Dry January or Veganuary, some feeling we need all the comfort we can get once the Christmas decorations are down. Whether you’re the sort of person who makes resolutions, the even rarer sort who is still sticking to them by February, or one who has decided over the years to abandon the whole resolution thing completely, I hope you’re feeling positive, and maybe even considering trying something new. Have a look on our website for ideas!

The Website at https://www.pocklingtonu3a.org.uk/, maintained by our wonderful Webmaster Chris Smith, always has up-to-date news, not just of groups and activities, but also national u3a news and events which you may be interested in, so do check it out from time to time.

We are looking to the new year in u3a as well, and you will all shortly be receiving a mailing about renewing your subscription. Your current card is valid until the end of March, but the renewal can be made from February, so you have plenty of time. There are several ways to renew easily, all clearly explained in the letter.

It is great that we have managed to restart our monthly Drop-ins, and that some of you even braved an exceptionally foggy and frosty January morning to turn out! We are looking at more ways to make the sessions as friendly and welcoming as we can, especially to newcomers. If you haven’t “Dropped-in” yet, why not try to join us next time?

We are sorry that Margaret James, who has given sterling service for a number of years organising the tea and coffee at these sessions, has reluctantly decided to step down for very valid reasons. Although there is still an excellent team of helpers, we need to find someone, ideally a resident of Pocklington, who would be willing to take responsibility for buying the supplies of tea, coffee, milk and biscuits, and to take care of the trolley, with teapots, jugs and spoons, and bring it to the Drop-in each month. It’s not a huge commitment, and an excellent way of meeting and chatting to everyone who attends! If you think this is something you could take on, please let us know – ideally, before the end of this month.

Stay positive, and keep looking forward – Tesco already has a shelf full of Easter eggs!

Events

Feb

03

February 2022 - Drop In

u3a Drop-In sessions are held on the first THURSDAY of each month, between 10.00 am a...

Burnby Hall Community Centre - The Balk, Pocklington
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Mar

03

March 2022 - Drop In

u3a Drop-In sessions are held on the first THURSDAY of each month, between 10.00 am a...

Burnby Hall Community Centre - The Balk, Pocklington
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Apr

07

April 2022 - Drop In

u3a Drop-In sessions are held on the first THURSDAY of each month, between 10.00 am a...

Burnby Hall Community Centre - The Balk, Pocklington
0:00 am to 0:00 am

May

05

May 2022 - Drop In

u3a Drop-In sessions are held on the first THURSDAY of each month, between 10.00 am a...

Burnby Hall Community Centre - The Balk, Pocklington
10:00 am to 10:45 am

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