Practicalities

~ 2020 TERM DATES ~

Term 1 – 28th January to 3rd April

Term 2 – 20th April to 26th June

Term 3 – 13th July to 18th September

Term 4 – 6th October to 11th December

~ ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ~

Due to a change in our financial year, there will be no AGM in 2020. The next AGM will be in first term 2021

~ MEMBERSHIP COSTS ~

Membership is $20.00 per calendar year. Membership paid after October will carry through into the following calendar year, but we do not offer late joiners any other discount.

~ 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.

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.

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.

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 screenshot to our Treasurer – treasurer@u3agympie.com.)

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. 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 submitted no later than the 27th of the preceding month.

Term Schedule – Changes or additions should be submitted no later than the end of the preceding term.

Website – Anything for the website should be submitted no later than Monday each week of term.

Agenda – All agenda items should be submitted no later than the preceding Thursday. This also applies to written reports.

Publicity – Anything to be publicised should be submitted 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 – Lynlie Cross

Newsletter Editor – 

General Committee Member – Denise Hartley

General Committee Member – Dave Morgan

General Committee Member – Lillian Wallace

ABN – 61 101 289 086

IAN – 37053

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