Hello everyone, and welcome to our new committee members. I haven’t had a chance to welcome you before, circumstances stopped me coming to our last meeting. I sincerely hope that you are enjoying your new roles.
Regretfully, Beryl has had to resign because of ill health. At the moment, Mary is doing the secretary’s job, but we need someone else to take this over. If any of you feel you are able to do this, please put your hand up. It is a big job, but I’m sure it would be very satisfying.
I must commend Lindy on her first newsletter, great job Lindy, I look forward to many more.
As we go into Term 2, I wish all of you happy committee days.
I have written on our Facebook page that our sign on day will be on the 13th April, so hopefully I can say at this time that we have had a very successful couple of hours. Thanks to all who helped out.
We have had a very good offer from Avenues regarding our classes. So far, we need another 11/2 hours to get this offer. If you know any class that would like to move to Avenues, get in touch with Denice.
As members of the executive staff, sometimes decisions have to be made on the spur of the moment. When these decisions are made, sometimes the decision maker cops flak. They are always made with more than one member of the executive committee making them. It doesn’t mean the rest of you have been ignored, the decision was made for the best for U3A, not personal grounds.
So next month is the state conference in Stanthorpe. I must say I am looking forward to it, and a bit apprehensive at the same time. Thank you, Lindy, for stepping up as my ‘partner in crime’ so to speak, and thanks Denice for stepping back and allowing her to take your place. Let’s all aspire to have a great term 2.
As we come to the end of a very successful Term 1, I wish you all a safe and happy Easter break. If you are travelling, take care and keep up with the new COVID requirements. As I write this, it seems that we may have lockdown again in the near future. We can do this people, just be aware of where you are and, if you are unwell, stay home.
For next term, which starts on 19 April, we will have a Sign on Day on Tuesday, 13 April from 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm. For full details see Treasurer’s Report below.
The benefits of great communication are well known, so your committee has added a Contact Us form on our website to be used by current and potential new members. Please use this form to communicate with U3A Gympie committee members.
I have also requested that a ‘feedback email’ be set up for my personal use. So if you are happy with U3A Gympie, please tell your friends. If not, please direct your feedback to me at firstname.lastname@example.org to allow me the opportunity to address the problem. Our group can only improve with honest feedback, and helpful suggestions for improvement are always welcome. This and other new email addresses will be listed in the Contact Us page on our website https://u3agympie.com/contact-us/
The U3A Network QLD State Conference is coming up in May, with Lindy Bell and myself attending. It will be our first U3A conference, so a bit excited and a bit wary about it. But I’m sure we will muddle our way through it.
That’s all from me, see you next term.
Our newsletter this month is later than usual, we waited for the AGM to be held, so we could notify you all of new positions. We welcome and thank the new committee members for putting their hands up to take on the new roles.
Thank you for your time to the old committee as well. Here’s hoping for a great 2021. Details on the new Management Committee Members can be found on our website.
The annual U3A State Conference will be held on 12th and 13th May at Stanthorpe. Any members who would like to attend are invited to register on the U3A Qld Conference website at https://www.u3aqldconference.org/. Please contact me if you decide to attend so we can discuss possible accommodation and carpooling
This will be our last newsletter, as we have a new editor. Lindy Bell kindly put her hand up to be our news editor. So send any news items to Lindy at News@u3agympie.com before the 28th of each month. Many of you will know Lindy from being the tutor for life writing, or memoir writing as it used to be known.
so until next time, stay safe be happy.