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
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.
Members who attended the May morning tea were delighted to see Glen Wall back on board from his holiday in Bright. “In 20 or so years’ time, our society will be a very different place. Who knows what technology will be around or what world leaders will be in power?” this is one thought in regards to establishing a TIME CAPSULE. “Over the next few months, Council is encouraging everyone to have a say on their hopes for the future, and by sharing their vision they could win prizes including an Apple iPad, a double pass to Village Cinemas or a $100 Coles/Myer Voucher. Kirsten Van Giggele from the Whittlesea Council explained to the members what this project entailed. Con Constantinou fom the Whittlesea Council invited the members to join the LEAP program for another Multicultural Movie Screening in Greek language with English subtitles. The Movie ‘Nisos 2” Greek language with English subtitles will be screening as part of Council’s LEAP program Multicultural Cinema event.Residents will be entertained by a Stage performance – Greek music by Agapi and Friends as well as a Theatrical play by Cultural Centre Paradise. A traditional Greek afternoon tea will be served. (For more information see Movies post)
Brian MCNally presented a Powerpoint illustration on the Writers’ Group. This will be seen soon in the e-newsletter. Glen also encouraged tutors to contact Judy Cleary (Tutor Liason) for any queries or assistance. Also Judy will arrange to have Bob and Carol Battye to attend classes in order to capture material for Lilian Kwiatkowski to publish on the website and newsletter. We have a new tutor for beginners TAI -CHI – Tuesdays and a 2nd session on a Monday morning. For those who have enrolled, a email,message will be sent out. INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY is on every Tuesday at Peter Lalor Campus. A new discussion group commences on Thursday afternoons at 4 pm at Peter Lalor Campus. Details will be on the web site. A drop in support room will be manned on a Thursday 9.15 am to 12.30 pm for anyone with a problem using applications on their computers and want support use on Android phones. Initially call in. Last days to book for the Mid-Year event Aussie Bush Country Dance. Payments can be made cash/cheque by June morning tea, 4th June.
Concerning Breakfast and Devonshire Teas at Coopers Café and Bar held on the 1st Sunday and the 3rd Sunday of the month from July 2018 these 2 activities will be cancelled as the business has been sold and the future business will be an Indian Restaurant. ” Devonshire Teas has finished at Coopers but for Sunday the 20th May we will be having coffee and cake for the last time at Coopers as he has sold the business, and in July we will be continuing Devonshire Teas at another venue I will let you know the details later on.
You will be notified by email and in the newsletter of a new Venue.
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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