Bike Trail: Stilley Rd to Bartsh rd and return about 45 mins- 1 hour
If it is heavy rain the walk will be cancelled.
The primary lease of the old railway building (currently known as the Beechworth Youth Centre) has been granted to the Food Co-Op. As part of this arrangement, Indigo U3A will continue its current use of the large, multi-purpose room, storage areas and kitchen. Some renovations will happen at a time to be fixed but in the meantime we are proceeding with our program schedule as set earlier this year.
President, Indigo U3A
Peter FitzSimons' recent novel, Burke & Wills, is our first monthly read.
The book was the first choice of the four members attending the inaugural meeting of the club at the Beechworth Youth Centre.
Book Club members hope Peter FitzSimons will autograph a copy for the club when he launches his book at the Burke Museum on Tuesday 20 February. His talk will give members plenty to consider when they meet to discuss the book on 15 March.
We are having our Enrolment Day at 10 am on Tuesday 6th Feb at BYC. Even if you have enrolled on-line please come along to share morning tea together and hear more about this year’s program. Some of our course presenters will be there to enlighten you further regarding their offerings. Our President Pauline Savy will address the meeting at about 10.15.
Tech Savvy Seniors is the first cab off the rank on Thursday 2pm at BYC. Garth will help you with any tech problems you are having on your laptop computer, tablet or smartphone.
The following week our program commences in earnest. On Tuesday 13th at 2pm at BYC Linda Bunn will present her experiences of working as a midwife in the East End of London in 60’s. You will need to enrol on-line or on enrolment day for this event as it looks like being a sell-out.
The Tastes and Conversations Group has its first meeting for 2018 at BYC at 10am on Wed. Feb 14th. Planning the monthly events for the year ahead will be the main topic of conversation. I’m sure there will also be time to exchange a few tips and enjoy a nice morning tea.
Indigo U3A Men’s Book Group is having its inaugural meeting at BYC on Thursday 15th at 2pm. The meeting will scope out the year ahead.
Tech Savvy Seniors will run in the smaller room at BYC at the same time as Men’s Book Group.
Joyce Wilkinson will contact new members regarding meeting for a coffee in Beechworth on Friday 16th Feb at 10 am. Some of our members have developed a small information kit to give to new members.
Don’t forget about our Filmgoers Group. After you have enrolled on-line you will be notified by email when the group is going to see a film in Albury or Wang. The notice you receive may be short as films are often only on for a limited time. If you need help to enrol advise the tech assistants on Enrolment Day or reply to this e-mail.
A recently updated document outlining the program for 2018 is attached. Due to a variety of reasons new events can be added and changes can be made at any time during the semester. We will attempt to notify you of any changes through these regular emails to all members. The on-line membership management system (UMAS) facilitates notification of changes by email.
Our website has been enhanced recently. Have a look www.indigou3a.net . Use the drop down menus along the top to explore the site. There is now a NEWS menu item where these e-mails will be posted https://indigou3a.weebly.com/news. We are always on the lookout for any photos of U3A events. Gerri or Rosemary can upload them to the GALLERY on our website. Some photos of our Christmas event have been posted recently.
Looking forward to an inspiring and exciting year for Indigo U3A
Indigo U3A is up and ready to go for 2018. We have had a very successful Summer Program. Thanks to Maureen and Jann for their superb organising skills. Thanks also to our hosts, helpers and presenters, Jann, Janet, Terri, Joyce and Phil.
Our program for Semester 1 is up on our website now. The sessions have also been entered into our membership software program UMAS, which is embedded in the website. We urge you all to enrol online. If this is difficult for you please come to our Enrolment Day on Tuesday Feb 6th at 10 at Beechworth Youth Centre and one of our tech people will assist you or even do it for you. It really makes it easier if we know exactly how many are coming to an event. A limit has been set for the number of participants at some events. A waiting list will be created on our membership software program. If you don’t enrol on-line you may miss out!
Membership payment is now due for 2018. Our annual membership fee, at $25 per person per year, is one of the lowest of any Victorian U3A. You can pay your membership at the WAW Credit Union in Beechworth (or any WAW branch or your own bank (transfer fee will apply for non WAW bank)) or bring along $25 in cash or cheque to Enrolment Day. You can also pay by electronic funds transfer (EFT).
Bank: WAW Credit Union Account: Indigo U3A Inc. BSB: 803-070 Account No.: 100080300. Don’t forget to add your name in the appropriate place for any EFT
Our postal address is PO Box 305 Beechworth Vic 3747
We hope to have as many tutors as possible present at Enrolment Day to advise you about this year’s courses. Please consider bringing a potential member along. Morning tea will be provided.
Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday Feb 6th at 10am
We are working on our courses - they will be on line within the next week.
Don't forget - enrolment day February 6th 10 am to 12 midday. BYC.
Well, 2018 is now upon us. We hope your festive season was enjoyable and that this year goes well for you.
Our Summer Program commences on Friday 5th January.
Drinks n Nibbles to start 2018 at Jann Stewart's Garden, Yackandandah, 5th January, 5-30 pm till dark. Please BYO drinks, nibbles, glass, chair. If WET it will be cancelled, as in garden at cottage. Address and directions please check your emails. RSVP 0416634844 or email@example.com. Those who can car pool or would like a lift be at Quercus at 5pm. Car pool with a non drinker!
Wednesday 10/1/2018 Visit to the Archibald in Albury, view in the am, then lunch at “Canvas” which is booked for 1.00 pm, numbers will be needed at least a week before. RSVP to Terri McNally firstname.lastname@example.org or Maureen O’Flaherty email@example.com or 5728-1447 or enrol on-line. Car pooling from Quercus . (Contact Maureen for time at Quercus). The cost to see the Archibald in Albury is $10 for concession card holders or $12 for non concession card holders.
Monday 15/1/2018 “My life in the diplomatic service” with Janet Gardiner. This event is now booked out. As it is in a private home we cannot take any more enrolments. Those who have enrolled will receive an email in the next few days.
Wednesday 24/1/2018 “A Multi skilled country GP” with Dr. Phillip Bunn, commencing 2.00pm. BYC. Numbers required for afternoon tea. Maureen O’Flaherty firstname.lastname@example.org or 5728-1447
We will be having our enrolment day for Term 1 programs and events on Tuesday 6th Feb at 10am at BYC. You will be able to pay your membership for 2018 on that day too. Please bring any prospective members along.
Tuesday November 28, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. International Relations with Gerry Engwerda. Topic “War and Peace” at BYC
Friday morning Conversations group has finished for the year.
Christmas Event Wednesday December 13, 4:00 – 6:00 pm Old Stanley School. Please RSVP by next Thursday, 30 Nov to Rosemary Ryan email@example.com or enrol on-line through U3A. All members are welcome to bring your partner/ friend / or significant other to the Christmas party. If you are bringing someone please let Rosemary know when you RSVP.
Summer Calendar – This is an innovation in course planning for Indigo U3A and a chance to get out and about in January 2018. The calendar will be circulated to members and available for online enrolment shortly.
Following the excellent presentation by Libby Hoskins from the Indigo Shire Atauro Island Friendship Group last Wednesday some of the U3A members who were present decided to assist the Atauro Island group with a donation to be used for their current community composting toilets project. If other Indigo U3A members are willing, a donation box could be set up at our Christmas event for anyone who wishes to donate a few dollars to this worthwhile project. About $720 will provide a composting toilet for use by one of the local communities on the island.
This Sunday!!! Film outing Sunday 15th October to see Battle of the Sexes at Wangaratta. Film starts at 3.50pm. Meet at Quercus at 3pm. Contact Gerri 0438282259.
Then the following Saturday Saturday October 21st, Highlights from Melbourne International Film Festival at Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre. Leave Quecrus at 1.45 to see Sami Blood at 2.30 and stay for more films if you like.
Next week (commencing 16th Oct) we are showcasing some events for Senior’s Month. These events have been advertised in the Indigo Shire Senior’s Month Calendar of Events and any members of the public are invited to attend.
Monday 16th October 2 pm at BYC. Family History. ‘Writing an Account of your amily’s History’. Anyone welcome. The following Monday the topic will be "How DNA testing can add to family history research" Please contact Heather firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Tuesday 17th October 1 pm BYC International Relations. ‘Afghanistan’. Gerry is looking for new topics for International Relations 2018. Please e-mail Gerry Engwerda email@example.com if you have any ideas
Please support our new presenters Thursday 19th Oct 2pm BYC: The Yartz. Ellen Evans and David Gergya will present this session: “The Yartz" I don't know anything about art but I know what I like". This is a 2hr presentation with the first session being a discourse on what are the arts and what is the point of them, followed by a brief history of western art with a number of slides. After the break there will be a free discussion.
Friday 20th October 10 am Bantick House Conversations. One of our very popular weekly events with a plethora of interesting topics. Contact Michael for further info firstname.lastname@example.org or to be on his e-mail distribution list of weekly topics for discussion.