As we plan for 2018 and anticipate a productive and exciting time for our group we also look back on 2017, which has been a year of highs and lows. We have had sad losses along with some great learning experiences, fun outings and new friendships. Those who have suffered the loss of loved ones have been very grateful for the support and love they’ve received from other members. This caring community aspect of our group is extremely valuable and something we want to continue to extend to all members, so thank you all for being aware of each other and taking the time to care.
On February 23rd we will have our AGM for 2018 where all positions become vacant and we’re hoping that some new people will join the committee and make a contribution with their skills and ideas. Apart from the election of office bears this is an opportunity to discuss new ideas for our group. We would like to encourage you, if you haven’t yet learned a new skill, stood in front of the group and spoken in public, joined the committee or volunteered for an official position, to consider this and take up that new challenge in 2018.
This year U3A Network Conference will be hosted by U3A ACT 11th-13th April. There will be more information available soon, but in the mean time you might like to think about a few day in Canberra with what is sure to be some interesting input and meeting new U3A members or catching up with old friends.
The Easter break is part of our first term so please be mindful that Friday, March 30 is Good Friday and we will not be meeting.