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So begins another year! I hope that 2021 will be easier than last year for all of us.
One piece of good news is that the new Nunawading Community Hub has been officially open to the public since 6 January.
It is certainly an amazing building with lots of lovely natural light and space – so different from our previous accommodation! We have ample storage space for our equipment, which is more than we had anticipated. It is going to be a pleasure to be in such a lovely environment.
All classes being offered this year are listed on our website at u3anunawading.com.au/courses-activities/
You will be able to enrol from 9am on Thursday 21 January if you were a financial member in 2020.
We are offering two Online Training sessions to show you how to enrol using the new membership system. The sessions are scheduled for:
- Monday 11 January, 1:30 pm to 3.00 pm,
- Monday 18 January, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (repeat session)
Use this link to join in either session:
As there is a limit of 100 people per session, please make sure you join in 10 minutes before the session start.
If you can’t make these times, the sessions will be recorded and you will be able to watch them at your leisure – or remind yourself of the process again.
In this edition of Update, three of our members share their varied experiences of Covid-19 Lockdown.
Class Leader Carl Di Giovine entertains us with his ultimate decision not to travel overseas, Class Leader Jasmine Teen shares her very poignant story of coming to terms with Covid and Member Betty Au tells of mastering technology to stay connected and keeping busy with jobs she had been putting off.
Finally, after a long wait, the new Nunawading Community Hub is opening in January! On Tuesday 8 December half of our Committee of Management had their first official tour of the new Hub, and on Thursday 10 December, we began moving in. Pictured here are some of the Committee taking a well-earned break from unpacking.
Due to Covid restrictions numbers allowed into the Hub at present are strictly limited and you cannot enter without an appointment. The first opportunity U3A members will have of visiting the Hub will be when they attend Summer School classes.
You can now see the classes we are offering in 2021 on the Courses and Timetable pages.
The information about our classes is based on NO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS being in place at the time the class is being offered. Changes to times and venues may need to be made by 21 January 2021, when enrolments open and Covid-19 restrictions for Term 1 are known. The main alterations will relate to social distancing and the number of members who will be able to participate in a particular class.
In Update #10, we asked members to tell us about how they managed to get through this most ‘unusual year’ so that we could produce a special edition newsletter.
Unfortunately, we only received two submissions by the published deadline. So, instead of producing a separate newsletter, we include the stories from Bev Clarke about creating a family cookbook and June MacDonald about an act of kindness that spurred her into action, here.
However, after some prompting by various Class Leaders, we did receive some late entries, which we plan to publish in the new year.
Exciting news! After months of lockdown, suddenly our world is opening up again and it’s all happening! Silver Grove is now almost packed, and items are ready for delivery to the new Hub on Thursday 10 December.
Induction tours for a limited number of people will be held over the next two weeks.
Summer School enrolments open online at 9.00am on Monday 7 December.
Summer School operates – Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13, Thursday 14 & Monday 18, Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 January
Summer School classes are viewable online at u3anunawading.com.au/courses-activities/timetable/
Please note, there have been a few changes to the program since our last Update.
New Class …
Congratulations to our Zoom Co-ordinator Ken Briscoe on being selected as a 2020 Deakin Community Award recipient!
Announcing the award, Federal Member for Deakin Michael Sukkar MP said, “It is my great pleasure to recognise your outstanding work and commitment to our local community through your involvement with U3A Nunawading. Without your contribution and sacrifice, […]