President’s Page

15th September 2020

Hello Members,

Spring has sprung, the grass is rizz,………..

I cant think of a rhyme for the rest of the saying, so you budding poets out there, I leave it up to you. I wanted to say something about starting term 4 classes…I would love to have your imput.

Term 4 will start with a sign-on morning on Monday 28th September, 10-12am, at the rotunda in Alford park, the duckponds. It will be on Brisbane Rd side, just across from Monkland school, and down from the Goldmine Museum cafe. I’m looking forward to seeing new and old ( or should I say familiar) faces again.

On sign on morning, there will be a table asking for volunteers to help out with classes, sub committees and anything else the committee needs help on. If you would like to volunteer, come and see us on the day. Your help would be very much appreciated.

If you are interested in the running of U3A, feel welcome to come along to our meetings and listen in. You can have a say, but you cant vote.

If you are a regular lunch or coffee with friends person, please note the change of venues for term 4. If you arent, please consider coming along, meet new friends, catch up with old ones.




Hello everyone, welcome to U3A Gympie. You may be wondering what has happened to the president’s page….well, I was learning how to manage it and accidentally deleted everything. Now I must fill the page with my own thoughts. Please forgive me, I’m still learning.

Although this year has had many ups and downs, I believe that if we all pull together, we can make it through these hard times. Remember to keep safe, but having social activity is also important. This is where U3A can help you. Our classes are for learning a new skill, or brushing up on an old one that has been on the back burner for a while.

For myself, when I moved to the Gympie region, I was a poor lonesome soul, knew no one, was going through my own hell. I had been involved in the U3A family from other towns I had lived in. It was one of the first organisations I joined. Through that, I met more people who knew of different interests I have, and met many people who I now call friends.

I teach the Aqua Exercise group, and am extremely lucky to have such a great group of ladies involved. This is just a sample of the friendliness that happens when you join U3A Gympie.

As term 3 comes to a close, and we get ready to embrace our final term of the year, let’s hope things continue on the upward spiral and we have no more cancellations.

Yvonne (Evie) Artho

President U3A Gympie