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2022 Enrolments now open

In this article:

– As a current member you can now enrol in all 2022 Classes including Summer School and Term 1 Computer Classes. Read the full article for limits on the number of classes you can select.

– To be able to enrol in face-to-face classes you must have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine and tick the box to confirm this when you enrol online. Read the full article for more information about fees, vaccination status and how to enrol.

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Lots to choose from in Summer School

You can enrol in up to nine classes in our January Summer School as part of your 2022 membership.

The 65 talks, walks, sports, workshops and excursions run from Tuesday 11 January to 21 January with almost all classes free of charge except for some materials costs for craft classes and tickets for the excursions.

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Valerie receives 2021 COTA Award

Vice President Valerie Donlon received a 2021 Council of The Ageing (COTA) Award for her contribution as a volunteer to the community for over a decade. Valerie volunteered at Eastern Volunteers on their fundraising committee and as a driver, with AMES as an English tutor, at WIRE as a telephone support worker and for the past 10 years ago in a number of roles at U3A Nunawading including four as President.

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Dr Apollo Nsubuga-Kyobe speaks at first Forum

June MacDonald, Committee of Management member and Class Leader of Africa – the emerging continent, reviews the recent presentation given by Dr Apollo on “Some of the challenges towards positive ageing of Africans – a Case Study of Emerging Communities in Australia.” After having to cancel the four previously planned Four O’clock Forums this was our first Forum for the year. You can see the expanded list of speakers scheduled for 2022 at the end of June’s article

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‘Tis the season … for scams

Are you planning to buy your Christmas presents online this year?

While online shopping provides you the opportunity to stock up on gifts from the comfort of your own home, scammers see this as an opportunity to take advantage of unsuspecting victims. Even if you don’t shop online, you may find yourself the target of these scams.

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Thanks for keeping the wheels turning!

A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who has kept the wheels turning at U3A Nunawading during the latest lockdowns! Many Class Leaders and other support people have given their time generously moving outside of their comfort zone to keep in touch with their class mostly by Zoom, but also via email. It’s a credit to everyone how well we have all learnt to master aspects of technology that were completely unknown to us just two years ago.

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From the Course Admin team

How exciting. We are so pleased to advise that a limited number of classes can return to face-to-face learning for the last three weeks of term 4.

If you have not been contacted about returning to class, then it means your class could not be held under the current restrictions. Unfortunately, we are unable to use many of our rooms, as class numbers would not fit within the 4-sq mt rule.

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First Four O’Clock Forum is on!

We are delighted to advise that now that we are out of lockdown our November Four O’clock Forum will go ahead at the Hub on 24 November (code 21AFOR5)

“Some Challenges Towards Positive Ageing of the Africans – a Case Study of Emerging Communities in Australia” – Dr Apollo Nsubuga-Kyobe, university lecturer & academic.

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