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
It is with great sadness that I report the passing of one of our long standing members AudreyTrippett
Vale for Jean-France Hennequin who passed away this morning 15/02/2018 with a heart attack. Click on the link for more information.
The president Glen Wall, opened our first monthly morning tea meeting for the year and wished our Chinese members a Happy Chinese New Year. Everyone was excited about catching up with friends. There were many new members and Glen acknowledged the volunteers, Cheryl Williams. Helen Downie, and Mary Renshaw who made them feel welcome and introduced them to other members.
Now that we have expanded our administration facilities, Lillian Madden, Anne Carbis and Heather Vella will be staffing both the Peter Lalor Campus Office and May Road Campus on a roster basis. Phone calls to the office will be answered by the Office Support team when the office is open and messages will be returned by them at the earliest convenient time. We have identified another 5 volunteer Office and Membership support team members who are being trained and will be introduced at the March morning tea. Classes have commenced from the Peter Lalor Campus; we would like to thank Peter Cleary for his excellent effort in project managing the fit out and setting up the operation of the facility. There has been some teething problems and will be more until the facility is up to our standards. Be Patient.
Tutor Support is provided by Judy Cleary and tutors, please contact Judy if you require any assistant/support.
Elsie Mutton, the U3A Network Victoria President, was awarded an AOM in the Australia Day Awards for her contribution to the U3A organisation. https://whittleseau3a.org.au/2018/02/19/elsie-mutton-oam
Our past Whittlesea U3A President, Joe Felice, was a nominee for the City of Whittlesea Australia Day awards in the categories City of Whittlesea, Citizen of the Year and City of Whittlesea Senior Citizen of the Year. A nomination is recognition of his contribution to the community in the city of Whittlesea. We, members of Whittlesea U3A, acknowledge Joe for being nominated for the awards. It is not mean feat to get this far. CONGRATULATIONS JOE.
As an organisation, Whittlesea U3A has to think outside the box with its insular identity. Glen introduced Paul Kooperman who is presently working with young people within our municipality. He has organised activities that Whittlesea U3A can help with. For more information and to become more involved, please read https://whittleseau3a.org.au/2018/02/10/field-trip-in-whittlesea-2018
The next speaker was Victoria Wells who is the Community Engagement and Advocacy Officer for COTA. (The Council on the Ageing, established in 1956, provides leadership in social policy and community information and education for all older persons in Australia. COTA is known as the voice of seniors over 50.) www.cotavic.org.au
https://whittleseau3a.org.au/2018/02/11/whittlesea-senio…y-connection-hub Find out more about $10.00 meals on Wednesday and models for hairdressing students from Peter Lalor College.
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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