Message from President

Welcome to another fun and informative term for our U3A group. I’m sure we will continue to have great mornings of learning , sharing and second half groups, as well as some wonderful social outings. We have some interesting speakers lined up for the term and we also look forward to hearing from those who went to the Network Conference in Canberra in April. Those who attend often come back with new ideas for us as well as an update of what is happening across the state in other groups.

Please note that there are a few different names on the list of committee members on the back page of the newsletter. It’s great to welcome new members and look forward to their contribution. We are still in need of more people who will offer their help to those who have prepared morning tea for us for many years now. Marie has a roster system now so there are opportunities for helping out for a short term or on a regular basis without having to be committed to the kitchen every week. We all love our morning tea so we need to share the work!

On Friday 18th May we will have a special morning tea for The Biggest Morning Tea where we’ll make a donation to the Cancer Council as we’ve done for a number of years. Please wear something PINK that day and show support for all of those who have been touched with Cancer.

At our last committee meeting we discussed the idea of moving morning tea time slightly  so that we are not rushed with announcements, don’t miss out on time to chat over morning tea, and don’t have our discussion, brain games and other groups cut short. The new times will be: Announcements 10.30 – 10.45, Morning tea 10.45 – 11.30, and 2nd half activities 11.30 – 12.30. We want to trial this to see if it makes our mornings more relaxed and functional.

Have a great term

Carol (on behalf of Penny)