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31st Annual General Meeting

President Liz Hooper welcomed approximately 65 members and invited guests to U3A Nunawading’s 31st AGM, which was held via Zoom due to current COVID-19 restrictions.

Committee Members Andrew Lockwood and Andrew Gee did not re-nominate and the President paid tribute to their individual contributions to our U3A. Gary Walker and Marlene Fernandes have joined the Committee of Management for the next year, with Gary Walker taking one of the Vice President positions. 

Andrew Lockwood was awarded Life Membership of U3A Nunawading in recognition of his outstanding contribution since joining the committee over 10 years ago 


Cancelled celebration funds to off-set 2022 fees

A 30th anniversary celebration was planned for last year but was postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions.
We have regretfully decided to cancel our 31st Anniversary Celebrations. The funds set aside for the event will be returned to members as a discount on their 2022 membership fee.
Although we are unable to hold our celebration, a book of members’ recollections will be launched when we return to the Hub. The book contains stories told by members in their own words about their lives


Suspension of face-to-face classes extended

As a result of the Victorian Government announcement on 16 August that the current lockdown is to be extended for an additional two weeks, we are sorry to advise you that there will be no face-to-face classes until further notice. 

While we are currently unable to attend classes at the Hub our lovely community garden continues to flourish


Share your passion at Summer School

This is a call out to members who are not currently Class Leaders but have a passion for a particular subject, craft or other activity that they would like to share as part of our 2022 Summer School.

If you have an idea you think might be suitable please contact Summer School Convenor Valerie Donlon for a chat 


COVID-19 vaccination information

There are more places than ever before to get your COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccines are safe, effective and free.
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine reduces your risk of getting sick with COVID-19 and protects you against becoming very sick if you do get COVID-19. It helps to protect your friends, family and community. If most people are vaccinated, the virus can’t spread as easily. This also protects people who can’t get vaccinated


How quickly things can change!

On Monday 12 July I was listening to members enthusing about how wonderful it was to be back at classes again after a lengthy break, and how much they enjoyed the intellectual stimulation and the social connection that our classes offer.  Just four days later, we were back in lockdown.  Let’s hope that we can get on top of this latest outbreak soon.

On a positive note, it is pleasing to know that so many of our members are vaccinated…


From the Course Admin Team

COVID-19 has forced us into a number of changes, including postponing our first Four O’Clock Forum, closing the Hub with its beautiful new painted walkways, as well as moving back to Zoom for a number of classes.
If you need a refresher on using Zoom – or need to get started for the first time, read on for some training coming up next week…


Recycling trailer at the Hub

You may have noticed the colourful trailer, which has been parked in our Esdale Street car park for a number of months.

This recycling trailer is one of Council’s collection points around the Whitehorse municipality for e-waste (electronic waste) and reusable clothing and household items …


Performers’ plea to get vaccinated

Your Committee of Management fully endorses the government’s recommendation that everyone who is eligible should be vaccinated if we wish to return to ‘normal’ life.

Many of you have already had both of your vaccinations and may already have seen this this video, but it is such an important message we are playing our part in promoting vaccination by sharing it again.