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?
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Professor Bear in Geelong in May
“This year, Whittlesea U3A and Darebin U3A, have decided to run a pilot program and to join forces with some of our classes. As a result, if any Whittlesea U3A members are interested to participate with a Chess Class, Darebin U3A would like to offer them a place with their Chess Class. Members can enrol online if you like or you can email me to enrol you.
All details of the class are below:
STARTING DATE: TUESDAY 24th of April, 2018
VENUE: East Preston Senior Citizens
ADDRESS: Donald St, East Preston
DAY : Every Tuesday
TIME: 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Please let me know ASAP as I need to inform Darebin U3A Coordinator of how many members will participate with their class”
Lalor, Vic, 3075
INFORMATION FOR ALL MEMBERS
Follow the link for important information about the PROVISION OF MORNING/AFTERNOON TEA AND SUPPER and COLLECTION OF MONEY
As part of the socialising process, many classes like to provide morning or afternoon tea or supper during their activity. There are two (2) options available to tutors and members. The link below gives you more information about these options.
What we must remember is that whatever the option chosen, the participation of a class member in the ‘snack’, including payment of any money, is optional.
No member can be restricted or excluded from participating in the social activity or class that is provided by Whittlesea U3A Inc. if he/she decides not to pay for morning or afternoon tea or supper.
If money is collected in a class it must be listed, with the reason for the payment, in the class descriptor. This is written by the tutor and revised yearly to ensure that it is up to date.
Money should not be collected on a regular basis without prior arrangement of the Class Coordinator.
Secretary Whittlesea U3A Inc.
Easter Monday, 2nd April was our monthly Morning Tea, when we are invited to hear the latest news. Natalie Lim, the
current secretary of the Whittlesea U3A entertained and informed the 88 members present of events. Last month’s quilt raffle raised $166 for the knitting group and Coral Rouke thanked everyone for their generous donations. This also gave her the opportunity to purchase more wool desperately needed which ‘Spotlight’ had a sale on. Also, Natalie spoke about the new facility at Peter Lalor Campus, whereby members can drop in and have a leisurely chat, play cards, read, etc. A library is slowly being established there where members can go anytime and take a book out and return whenever they feel like it. You can also donate books. The room is furnished with comfortable table and chairs; it is available from Monday to Friday 9.30 am. the Community Support team members will be available in the Community Connector area on an appointment basis to assist members’ access information on most Senior’s Support Services. A Time Capsule is being organised with the City of Whittlesea and Whittlesea U3A and other organisations in the area which will include small items relating to our lifestyle of 2018. Small items such as photos, messages etc representing our 2018 lifestyle can be used.
∼Vals’ Lunch at the ‘Groove Train’ on April 12th.
∼AUSSIE BUSH COUNTRY DANCE Sunday 24th June 11.30 – 4.00 pm more information on the ‘NEWS’ site
When sending contributions to the newsletter, photos and articles to be sent separately and preferably names attached to the photo.
Thank you, Carol Panozzo, for helping with the morning tea
The president, Glen Wall, got the March morning tea meeting underway with a raffle, which was organised by the Knitters’ Group. The winner of the raffle was Flo Majewski. Congratulations. More information on the Knitters Group and quilt, click here. As the classes have progressed into Peter Lalor Campus, Glen reinforced the office staff, who attended the meeting. Signage has been installed also at the Campus, but other improvements are still ongoing. The kitchen is now functional, the computers have arrived and Telstra communication package is scheduled for activation this month. Phone calls to the office will be answered by the office Support Team when that has been installed and messages will be returned by them at the earliest convenient time. Arrangements have been completed with the school, council, and U3A collaboration partners to complete planning work; toilet facilities and upgrade of the car park. Our speaker today was Gwen Rosengren. Over the years, Gwen has supported thousands across Victoria in managing hearing loss. She has acted as BHA executive officer and team leader for its hearing advisors and participated in many partnership programs. Jodie Lang who has a hearing problem raised the issue with Glen who then contacted Gwen for her assistance. As a former teacher of deaf children and in more recent times Hearing Advisor working with adults with hearing loss, families, and friends, she has a lot of experience and knowledge. For more information click here.
Labour Day Picnic at Yan Yean Reservoir on 12th March. Film night is on the 23rd March as the 29th March is Good Friday. In the absence of Charlie Delia, Lydia Friedrich sang Happy Birthday to our March birthday members. The next morning tea will be on Easter Monday at 10.00
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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