Welcome to the New Year of 2020! I hope you enjoyed the holidays and are looking forward to the program for Term 1. Once again Trish has coordinated a stimulating and interesting 8 weeks of sessions which we will all enjoy.
At the AGM last July, approval was given for an increase in the membership fees to $60 for single membership and $90 for couples. We no longer collect gold coin donations, so this is fantastic value for the 12 months of education, exercise and social activities that make up your U3A program! Remember, “the secret to living longer may be your social life!” (TED, Susan Pinker).
A huge thank you to all our Committee members who commit hours of their time to organization and administrative tasks required to keep our U3A running efficiently. Our new Secretary, Graeme, is tireless in his efforts and deserves a medal! We also are very lucky to have a team of enthusiastic and capable members who go the extra mile to assist in various ways, always volunteering to take on tasks that come up at the last minute. We couldn’t do this without you!
Unfortunately the bushfires we experienced last November resulted in the cancellation of the Regional Forum in Port Macquarie , where Committee members had intended to participate in group discussions with other U3As on matters such as insurances, use of the U3A logo, and other matters. Hopefully the Forum will be rescheduled in the near future.
When you enrol this Term, you might like to try something new – challenge yourself, enrol in a session you haven’t attended before and meet new friends! I look forward to seeing you during the Term.
Jan, President, firstname.lastname@example.org