Welcome to Whittlesea U3A
Professor Bear meets Mr. Whittles
I have had so many exciting days with my U3A friends but today may be the best. Today I am being introduced to Mr Whittles. “Who is Mr Whittles” you ask? Well I am not sure myself! We are meeting at the Whittlesea Library in the township of Whittlesea. This new U3A class, Discussion over Coffee for members in the North, has asked me to attend, so of course I said yes and I am off to Whittlesea. This is my first ride to the Whittlesea town-ship and I was astonished to find it was forty kilometres from the Central Business District of Melbourne. Want to know know more?
Follow the adventures and escapades of
Professor Bear in Geelong in May
Iris Haslett has passed away, she attended cards 500, and Scrabble. Condolences to her family
To all the members
Just a note to ensure all know that Mill Park Leisure Centre will be closing on Saturday, 30th June 2018 for about 20 months while a new centre is being constructed.
This impacts one of our activities; 182TUE01 Water Aerobics.
New Class – for more details click here
Our new Breakfast Venue held on the 1st Sunday of the month (except September which will be held on the second Sunday) will be at:-
4 Doors Restaurant
28 The Link
The owners have agreed to keep the price the same as Coopers Restaurant $14.00 choice of Menu.
As an incentive if any Whittlesea U3A members book in, and order a main meal during the week and show their lanyard as proof of membership they will give you a gift as a thank you for your patronage.
Why not give them a try!
This Restaurant is situated at the rear of MacDonald’s plenty Road, map below,
Big Breakfast: consisting of bacon, Sausage, hash brown, tomato, mushrooms, and 2 eggs cooked to your liking
Big Vegie Breakfast: Mushrooms, Tomato, hash brown, baked beans, spinach, & 2 eggs cooked to your liking
Eggs Benedict: Poached eggs on ham with hollandaise sauce
Eggs Florentine: Poached eggs on sautéed spinach and hollandaise
Eggs Atlantic: Poached eggs on sautéed spinach, smoked salmon, & hollandaise sauce
Ham Cheese and Tomato Omelette
Bacon and Egg on toast Your choice of eggs
Butter milk pancakes with a berry compote and vanilla Chantilly cream
All meals are served with a small juice and tea/coffee all for the price of $14.00
Here is some information for the members who could not attend today’s Morning tea. Again we had to rely on the vocals of Glen due to having no microphone and Natalie stepped in to help. ‘ Always expect the unexpected’. Firstly Natalie thanked everyone in supporting her last performance.
Natalie, reminded everyone of the upcoming Mid-Year event, which has been highlighted below. “AUSSIE BUSH COUNTRY DANCE”. She then congratulated Brian McNally from the writers’ group on the acknowledgement of his book from the Latvian government. Glen then informed us that we have secured the tenure of the Peter Lalor Campus to provide an administration area, additional classrooms and capacity to develop new programs for members by agreeing to partner with the Positive Ageing Unit of the City of Whittlesea and to take a lead role in the COW Senior Inclusion project. He acknowledged the work of Michael Murray, Peter Cleary and Joe Felice for their support and work in enabling Whittlesea U3A deliver in this commitment. Glen also thanked the 80 volunteers who work tirelessly and without payment, who make it possible for Whittlesea U3A to deliver classes and operate for the benefit of the organisation.
A new Art class is being offered on Friday mornings from 10.00 am to 12.00 at Peter Lalor Campus. The facilitators will be Elaine Hamlet and Kosar Majani. This brings in an opportunity to expand our multiculturalism, experiencing in the arts. If you are interested either to learn a new craft or continue with you own type of artwork contact Elaine. Whittlesea U3A bus trips are now being organised and they will occur 4 times a year. The first one is to Bendigo; Cheryl Williams and Sue Meers are organising the trips. Items for the newsletter should be in soon, contact Lilian on firstname.lastname@example.org to send in your contributions
Aussie Bush Dance – Those who have booked and placed a deposit, we need the full amount by the 1st June – no later. This is a once-a-year event targeting the mid year. We encourage members to socialise during the winter months, regardless what the occasion may be. The Aussie Bush Dance is an assortment of dances but focusing mainly on the Australian theme. We are catering with the ‘Aussie’ in mind; lamingtons, scones,etc.,
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Drop In Room
The “Drop in Room” (Room number 108) has been set up. Members can call in, have a chat to others, read a book, share interests when they have nothing to do at home and looking for company. It can be used as a venue for casual sharing of interests. The room is furnished with comfortable chairs, tables and book shelves for a book, jig saw and puzzle exchange program and is available for use Monday to Friday 9:30 am Monday to Friday. A jigsaw has already been started and members can come and have their input into the puzzle. This will only be available from Monday to Friday as young children enjoy this venue at the weekends and cannot guarantee that the jigsaw will be kept in place. Feel free to add in your contribution.
Please note – We now have 2 venues for our administration and both will be known as “campus”. (We are a University after all)
Please note our new postal address
P.O. Box 1157
The May Road Campus Office is open on Tuesday and Thursdays.
Office hours for Peter Lalor Campus will be announced soon.
|Peter Lalor Campus||May Road Campus|
|34 Robert Street (opp Ryder Street)
Lalor, Vic, 3075
|2b May Road,
Lalor, Vic, 3075
(Behind the Lalor Library)
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