From the Course Admin Team

It is exciting to have seven new courses added to our program this year and to have our new Class Leaders drawn from within our membership and from outside U3A. While many popular classes are full, there is quite a lot of movement in the first few weeks as enrolments settle down.

You may have found you are on a waitlist for some of the classes you enrolled in. Please be assured we speak with our Class Leaders regularly about accepting more members on the waitlist into a class. If a vacancy occurs you will be notified.

Remember, if you can no longer attend a class regularly please withdraw from that class to make way for someone on the waitlist. If you miss three consecutive weeks without submitting an apology you may be removed from the class.

Welcome to new Class Leaders: Marlene Coultrand, Maya Hira, Chris Pollock, Lyn Arnold, Evelyn Tan, Rodney Evans, Jane Feng, Sue Ebert, Linda Wilkins, Veronica Gee, Ursula Kolecki, Ben Somerville and Lyn Alexander.

Welcome also to returning Leaders from previous years: David Bednall, Liz Hooper and Tony Susac.

Thank you to all our Leaders who stayed in touch with members during a difficult 2021. I know we are all grateful to those who managed to continue sharing their knowledge.

Summer School

What a lovely way to start 2022, meeting up with some of you at a very exciting Summer School. Congratulations to Valerie and her team, everyone who attended appreciated the opportunity. You can see some of our members enjoying their Summer School activities.

2022 Classes

It is exciting to have seven new classes to offer since the booklet was printed. Full descriptions are available under Courses on our website.

22ART036 Artworks using Press-dried Flowers: Jane Feng. Wednesday 1.30 – 3.00.

This class covers the use of press-dried floral material in artworks, while maintaining their natural shapes, colours and patterns. This class currently has a waitlist but this could change as we move into the term.

22EXEM08 Pilates: Dianne Michael. Tuesday 8.45 – 9.15

Thanks to Dianne for giving members who were on the waitlist for Pilates/Fitball the opportunity to have a short Pilates class. There are a couple of places still available.

22EXEM10 Self- Defence: Tony Susac. Thursday 9.45 – 10.45

We welcome Tony back to share his skills. Participants will learn self-defence techniques and awareness through theory and practical application as well as fitness with emphasis on maintaining and regaining balance, strength, mobility, cardio and flexibility. Places are available.

22EXEW10 Marvellous Melbourne 1 & 2: Maria Ryan and Lyn Alexander. Wednesday 10.00 – 12.00.

Unfortunately, both of the Marvellous Melbourne classes have a waitlist.

22EXEW11 Walking Short Day Walks: Rodney Taylor. Thursday.

In 2021 the Short walks members were only able to enjoy one walk due to COVID restrictions. Fingers crossed they will have a better year and enjoy walking various parts of Melbourne.

22HUM008 Numerology: Make every day count. Ursula Kolecki. Friday 2.45 – 4.00

What is numerology? The science of numbers. The best part of numerology is you don’t need to be a mathematician to work the numbers. You just need to be interested in learning more about yourself.

22HUM024 Travel – Caravan, Motorhomes: Ben Somerville. Wednesday 10.45 – 12.15

If you are thinking of buying a caravan, motorhome etc., or already own a recreational vehicle you may find this class of great interest to you. Commences Term 2.

If you are looking for a class that may have some space, please check out our website. Below are just a few of them:

22AAFR01 Four O’clock Forum Botanic Gardens 175 years. Wednesday 23 February 4.00 – 5.00

This one hour forum will be presented by Dr Tim Entwisle – Director and Chief Executive of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.

22DAN006 Ballroom Dance (Practice): Mike Davis. Monday 10.45 – 11.45

You might like to brush up on your Ballroom Dance steps.

22HUM013 Philosophy Phor Phun Wednesday 12.30 – 1.30.

Sam Au will help you understand this increasingly complex world.

22ART023 Film Making: Norman Lingwood. Friday 12.30 – 3.00.

Have you ever wanted to make your own film? This film-makers class can help you learn how to tell a story through images. The primary role is directing, but you will work with and maybe write scripts, act, film, edit and look closely at what happens behind the scenes with an opportunity to try yourself.

Your classes start in the week commencing 7 February, unless you have been advised otherwise.

Live Learn Enjoy

Elsie Mutton OAM
Course Administrator


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