A reminder to all members that term 4 recommences on Monday October 11. Click here to view the Term 4 Program. Don’t forget to book in for the Friday Forays Silver Screening @ Gawler Cinema, for the movie Buckley’s Chance, and for the talk by David Kilner, “Agatha Christie & her Life”. Also a reminder for the Christmas Lunch at Nixon’s on December 10th. Payment and your meal preference (Click here for a copy of the menu) must be made by November 26th, either to your activity leader or by bank transfer to Gawler U3A Account. Welcome back to all members.
News and Events
Due to the COVID 19 restrictions announced by the the SA Police Commissioner today all Gawler U3A activities have been cancelled for the remainder of this week, commencing July 19th. Members will be advised of the recommencement of Term 3 once the restrictions are lifted.
A reminder to all members that term 3 commences tomorrow Monday July 19th.
Also a note from the Secretary regarding the term 3 program.
Making the Most of your Device with Kat. This group is scheduled to run fortnightly on Thursday mornings from 9am to 10am but will only go ahead if there is enough people enrolling. As the first session is due to be held on Thursday 29th July (week 2) and I currently do not have any people enrolled I am calling for your registration by the end of the first week eg Friday 23rd July or I will need to cancel the sessions.
Rather than a specific topic Kat has found that this format has worked well with other groups where she answers questions based on the needs of the attendees. She can assist with both apple and android devices.
The second reminder is for the Friday Forays.
Agatha Christie and Her Life – David Milner on Friday 30th July 1.30pm – don’t forget to let me know if you are intending to come so the room can be set up appropriately. I currently have 13 people registered.
Maximising My Independence – Terry Boswell from COTA on Friday 13th August at 1.30pm. Registration is important for room set up also.
The constitution, as adopted at the AGM, has now been approved by the Attorney General’s Department. The revised constitution and the amended Member’s Handbook can be viewed on the website at About Us / Member Information / Constitution.
The Term 3 2021 newsletter and program are now available. Look under News and Events and Activities.
The Friday Foray for the Agatha Christie talk, which was originally planned for earlier in the year is now on Friday 30th July.
If you registered to attend please ensure you contact the secretary to confirm if you wish to attend the talk on the new scheduled date.
The 2021 Term 2 program is now available.
A special thanks to all members who attended the AGM and Special General Meeting on February 10th. The Special General Meeting voted to adopt the proposed amendments to the constitution with one minor change to the wording of the clause on eligibility requirements. The revised constitution with now be lodged with the South Australian Department of Consumer & Business Affairs. Once the approval process is completed an amended copy of the Constitution will be loaded on the Gawler U3A website, if required.
The AGM elected a new committee. All positions were filled expect for that of Secretary. This position is vital to the ongoing success of Gawler U3A. All members are strongly encouraged to consider volunteering for the position. Fran Mason has kindly offered to provide support to assist the new secretary “settle in”. Although there is currently a significant workload the committee is looking to better share some of the Secretary’s tasks amongst the committee. The objective is to ensure that all committee members share the workload to make the Secretary’s job easier.
The special general meeting commences at 1:30pm not 1:00pm as previously advised. The earlier post has been updated to reflect the correction.
A reminder to all members that the Special General Meeting and AGM will be held next Wednesday, 10th February, from 1:30 pm.
We are hoping for as many members as possible to attend in order to show their support to the hard-working committee.
A reminder that the Secretary’s position will be vacant. A second position of Membership/Program Coordinator is a possible option, dividing the roles currently undertaken.
Please ask your members to consider taking on one of these roles, even for a 12 month period.
Thank you for your help in this matter.