~ 2021 TERM DATES ~
Term 1 – 27th January to 1st April
Term 2 – 19th April to 25th June
Term 3 – 12th July to 17th September
Term 4 – 5th October to 10h December –
Note: 4th October is a Public Holiday
~ ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ~
The Annual General Meeting is scheduled to be held on
Thursday, 4 March 2021 starting at 2:00pm and finishing at 4:00pm
The venue is the Gympie Bowls Club, Southside Gympie.
~ MEMBERSHIP COSTS ~
Membership is $20.00 per calendar year. Membership paid during the 4th Term will carry through into the following calendar year.
~ CLASS COSTS ~
Classes are $20.00 per unit. Different classes have different numbers of units per year. Students provide their own stationery and other materials as needed, although in some cases a Tutor will provide materials for the class for an additional charge. Classes at the pool also incur admission charges.
Weekly Classes – 1 Unit per Term (4 Units per year)
Fortnightly Classes – 1 Unit per Semester (2 Units per year)
Monthly Classes – 1 Unit per Year
Ad Hoc Classes – a small number of classes charge $2.00 per class, 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, classes, etcetera. 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, such as Winter Trees on Mary. There is always someone available to whom you can pay your money.
Social Activities – every Tuesday during term, we meet for lunch and on the last weekday of the month we meet for Coffee With Friends. Prospective members often use these as a chance to find out more about us, and you can also make payments.
Bendigo Bank – you can pay money directly into our account, either in person over the counter 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 – email@example.com.
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. A hard copy is placed in each Tutor’s folder. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the 28th of the preceding month.
Term Schedule – Changes or additions should be emailed to email@example.com no later than the end of the preceding term.
Website – Anything for the website should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday each week of term.
Agenda – All agenda items should be emailed to email@example.com no later than the preceding Thursday. This also applies to written reports.
Publicity – Anything to be publicised should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org as far ahead of time as possible, with a minimum of one month’s advance notice. Please consult directly with our Publicity Officer or other relevant committee member.
~ MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 2020 ~
President – Yvonne Artho
Vice-President – Wendy Flikweert
Treasurer – Mary Inman
Secretary – Claire Trustcott
Class Coordinator – Denice McDougall
Publicity Officer – Vacant
Newsletter Editor – Vacant
General Committee Member – Lillian Wallace
General Committee Member – Dave Morgan
General Committee Member – Vacant
General Committee Member – Vacant
~ 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.