eNews #30 May 2022

Happy National Volunteers Week!

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is on 16 – 22 May 2022. The theme for National Volunteer Week 2022 is Better Together.

Many of you may have noticed groups of us enjoying a tasty lunch in the Hub foyer over the past couple of weeks. Duty Committee Members (Valerie, Frank, Colin, June, Gary, Athalie, Judith, Marlene, Terry and myself) were hosting our valued teams of Reception Desk Volunteers as a way of thanking them for the work they do for U3A Nunawading. The service they provide enables us to be far more responsive to our 2,000+ members than we could ever do without them.

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From the Course Admin team

– We are offering an exciting new creative movement class starting shortly and we still have vacancies in a range of current classes.

– For your convenience, you can now request to withdraw from any of your classes online instead of having to do it at the office.

– Unfortunately, we have received a number of reports recently from members who have tested positive to Covid-19. Please do not come to the Hub if you are feeling at all unwell even if you haven’t had a positive test result.

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Devoted service recognised

Congratulations to Ann and Brian Ruck and Helen Smith who were recently recognised for their outstanding voluntary efforts with a 2022 Deakin Community Award. They were nominated by the U3A Nunawading Committee of Management on behalf of members for their highly valued contribution to the organisation.

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Simians to Cyborgs

By Brian Ruck

Medical research entrepreneur, Andrew Wilks, a ‘hands on’ research scientist, was the March forum guest speaker and his entertaining presentation included the development of molecular structures in the treatment of cancer and how the progress of mankind has influenced the sophisticated medications that are available today.

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A trip to the toilet

By Brian Ruck

The April Forum was one of the most eye-opening, thought-provoking and inspiring talks I’ve heard in a long while. Guest speaker, Mark Balla, related stories of his experiences on a business trip to India a few years ago where schools often don’t have toilets.

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