Practicalities

~ MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 2021 ~

President – Yvonne Artho

Vice-President – Wendy Flikweert

Treasurer – Mary Inman

Secretary – Mary Inman

Class Coordinator – Denice McDougall

Newsletter Editor – Lindy Bell

General Committee Member – Rose Becker

General Committee Member – Vacant

General Committee Member – Claire Truscott

General Committee Member – Sarah Henshaw


~ 2022 TERM DATES ~

Term 1 – 24 January to 1 April

Term 2 – 19 April to 24 June

Term 3 – 11 July to 16 September

Term 4 – 4 October to 9 December –

Public Holiday during school terms:

26 January, 15 – 18 April, 25 April, 2 May, and 3 October 2022

~COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY~

U3A Gympie has adopted a Vaccination Policy that is in line with the
Queensland Government directives. Therefore, only Members and visitors who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a medical exception registered on the Australian Immunisation Register can attend our classes, courses and functions in 2022.

~ MEMBERSHIP COSTS ~

Membership for 2022 is $20.00.  Membership fees paid during Term 4, 2021have been carried over to 2022. 

~ CLASSES & COURSES COSTS ~

Classes are $20.00 per unit. Different classes have different numbers of units per year. There may be extra costs for venue and/or materials for some classes and courses. Members to provide their own stationery and other materials as needed.  Classes at the pool also incur admission charges.                                                             

Weekly Classes1 Unit per Term (4 Units per year) ($2.00 for extra sessions)

Fortnightly Classes 1 Unit per Semester (2 Units per year) ($2.00 for extra sessions)

Monthly Classes1 Unit per Year ($2.00 for extra sessions)

Courses for 5 weeks – $10.00 per course ($2.00 for extra sessions)

Ad Hoc Activities – Some activities charge $2.00 per session, rather than per Unit.

~ SOCIAL ACTIVITIES COSTS ~

The cost of Social Activities varies. Some are either free or at a commercial venue where you can decide how much to spend. Other Activities carry a cost which is advised well ahead of time.

~ MAKING PAYMENTS ~

As we don’t have a permanent office, you can’t just drop in and pay for membership and/or classes fees. There are a number of alternatives available, however.

Open Day – in mid January each year we have an Open Day, showcasing our activities and classes for the coming year. You can speak to our Class Coordinator, several of our Tutors and various Committee members. You can also make payments for membership and classes.

Classes – you can pay for membership and classes in the first or second lesson of each unit. A committee member will drop in with a receipt book to collect any payments.

A Sign-On event is to be held in the week preceding the start of Terms 2, 3 & 4. Details to be provided by email, our Website and Facebook.

Displays – from time to time throughout the year we have staffed displays, usually in conjunction with a community event. There is always someone available to whom you can pay your money.

Social Activities – every Tuesday during each term, we meet for lunch at venues that are listed in our monthly class & activity schedule. Prospective members often use this function as a chance to find out more about us.  

Bendigo Bank – you can pay money directly into our account, either in person over the counter as a Cash Deposit or by Direct Deposit online. Please put your initial and surname in the “description” space of the deposit. Make sure you have a copy of your receipt to attach to your Membership & Enrolment Form for our records. You can always email a photo or scanned copy to our Treasurer – treasurer@u3agympie.com.

NOTE: Details provided on Bank of Queensland transactions do not include the payers name so please email or text the Treasurer at treasurer@u3agympie.com or on 0417 433 034.  Thank you.

Bendigo Bank

BSB:  633000

Account Name:  U3A Gympie Inc

Account Number:  156 399 636

~ PUBLICATIONS ~

U3A Gympie publishes a monthly Newsletter with reports, class news, social activities and other items of interest. A copy is emailed to all members whose email address we have. There is also a link to recent Newsletters in the PDF Documents list in the sidebar on this website.

We also publish a Class and Activities Schedule at the start of each term, also emailed to members.  There is also a link to the current Schedule in the PDF Documents list in the sidebar.

~ CUT OFF DATES ~

Newsletter – General items should be emailed to news@u3agympie.com no later than the 28th of the preceding month.

Term Schedule – Changes or additions should be emailed to u3a@u3agympie.com no later than the end of the preceding term.

Website – Anything for the website should be emailed to u3a@u3agympie.com no later than Monday each week of term.

Agenda – All agenda items should be emailed to u3a@u3agympie.com no later than the preceding Thursday. This also applies to written reports.

Publicity – Anything to be publicised should be emailed to news@u3agympie.com as far ahead of time as possible, with a minimum of one month’s advance notice.

~ ORGANISATIONAL DETAILS ~

ABN – 61 101 289 086

Incorporated Association Number – 37053

Voluntary Work Organisation ID – 37917

U3A Gympie Inc.holds Public Liability Insurance, Volunteers Personal Accident Insurance and Association Liability Insurance.through U3A Network Queensland.