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
Glen Wall was once again elected the president of Whittlesea U3A and welcomed all. At the September morning tea Glen introduced the newly elected Committee and thanked the outgoing one for a job well done. At every morning tea, there will be a mini newsletter informing the members of the current affairs within the organisation. Glen also congratulated Lillian Madden and Elaine Bateman who have worked with the Banyule U3A in organising their line dancing classes. It is a magnificent effort on everyone’s part. Congratulations Ladies.
The City of Whittlesea calls for action to reduce the harmful effects of poker machines. Click here for what has already been said as these machines have a negative effects on the Community. (Crime, mortgage stress, and families disintegrating) Michele Purtle, a marketing Office from the City of Whittlesea spoke about; not banning them completely, but to reduce and redesign the machines. They are spinning too fast. Bundoora Hotel, the Plough and Epping Plaza are venues where the most money is lost. WE NEED TO LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF MACHINES AVAILABLE. $29900.00 already lost.
2040 TIME CAPSULE has become successful and we’ve had donations from Whittlesea U3A https://whittleseau3a.org.au/2018/07/15/time-capsule-2040/
Glen introduced the Choir Master, Ron Harvey who spoke about the Ukele group, which is now part of the choir. Seven members of thes group were called up to the front where they performed three songs. “You are my Sunshine”, ” Yellow Bird” and “Blame it on the Bossa Nova” Silvana Harvey encouraged everyone to sing and sing it loud!!!
There are three new classes needing expressions of interest: Origami, Candle Making and making Calendars for 2019. Please see Judy Cleary or contact the Office. Lyn Bradford spoke about the candle making.
Jewellery, knitted garments, other hand-made craft items and 3D printed items (by Wes Smith) are on display in 3 glass cabinets along with items produced by members of our neighbouring Men’s Shed. If you wish to buy any of the item, please enquire with the onsite office staff.
Christmas Breakup luncheon 5th December 2018.
Parking arrangements at Peter Lalor Campus are beng addressed and we hope to have something positive with the next week
Time Capsule 2040
At the moment, we are looking for people to submit an art piece of some sort, that we can put into our time capsule. Due to archive reasons, we cannot put the physical object into the box, but we will take a photograph of it and put it into the box. We will also keep the physical copy in the basement, which will be up for viewing in 2040.
We are hoping that some U3A members are interested in submitting a piece. We are not looking for photographs, unfortunately, due to photo consent reasons, but are happy to receive any type of art including poem, drawing, painting, illustration etc.
See here for more details https://whittleseau3a.org.au/2018/07/15/time-capsule-2040/
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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