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Mah-jong Group now also meeting on Friday afternoons (posted 27 Oct 2016)

Due to popular demand, the Mah-jong will now have an extra meeting day i.e. Fridays in Room 22 from 1pm to 3pm.   All members are welcome to come along.

Biodiversity of Atherton Township (posted 11 Oct 2016)

This talk with John Winter has now been re-scheduled to 10am Wednesday 30th November in Room 22.

Senior Exercises in Atherton Pool re-starting Friday 4th November (posted 5 Oct 2016)

Pamela will take another 6-10 members in addition to the class already started.  Numbers are limited so please get in early.  All details are in the Exercise category.

No Italian class Tuesday 11th October (posted 5 Oct 2016)

Talk on Fossils (posted 23 Sept 2016)

Chris Larkin is going to Tasmania in October so we are deferring the talk on Fossils that was due on 12th October until early next year.

An Introduction to Senior Exercise in the Atherton Pool (posted 18 Sept 2016)

September classes for this are now full but I will be taking names for the classes starting in November.

Happy Snappers Photo Exhibition (posted 16 Sept 16)

The Happy Snappers photographic group, will be presenting their fourth annual exhibition ‘Zoom in on Photography’ at the Old Post Office Gallery at 86 Herberton Road, Atherton, from 28 September-30 October 2016. An official opening will be hosted by the Tablelands Regional Council Mayor, Joe Paronella, on Friday 7 October from 6-8 pm. Everyone is invited to the opening, but could you please let Bev Masasso know for catering. Bev’s email is masassobev@bigpond.com

The exhibit will showcase a variety of the Happy Snappers’ photographic interests featuring Portraiture, Landscape, Macro, Still Life, Nature Study and several other subjects.

The U3A Happy Snappers are an eclectic and communal group of photographers who share new skills and ideas from within their own base and outside knowledge and expertise. They have outdoor photo excursions, photo shoots, guest presentations and technical discussions. Their aim is to improve members’ photography through tuition and constructive comment. The Happy Snappers meet every second Thursday at 1pm in Room 22. Look under Photography for more information and to enrol.

New classes just put on the website (posted 14 Sept 2016)

An Introduction to Senior Exercises at Atherton Pool starting Tuesday, 27th September.  Classes will initially run twice a week for 3 weeks, see Health & Exercise category.

Fraser Island – a talk by Helen Irvine on Tuesday, 8th November at 10am.  See Travel category

Next Writer’s Group meeting is in October (posted 14 Sept 2016)

There will be no meeting on 21st September as Glyn will be away.  The next meeting for Writers Group will be 2pm Wednesday 19th October in Room 22.

Postponement of The Yin and Yang of China talks (posted 11 Sept 2016)

Due to unforseen circumstances of both Presenters, the above talks due to be presented on 6th & 20th October have been deferred until 1st semester 2017.

Cancellation of Learning French classes (posted 11 Sept 2016)

Unfortunately, the presenter of our French class, Mitzi Tudehope, is acutely ill and cannot proceed with the classes.  If we are able to find another teacher to take over for the rest of 2016, we will advise.  Otherwise, we will try to find another Presenter for French in 2017.

Our Facebook page (posted 7 Sept 2016)

If you have just enjoyed a talk or activity in one of our courses, please tell us about it on our Facebook page. If you took a photo of that activity, all the better. Post it on our page. Also, if you would like to hear about a particular topic or do a particular activity, the Facebook page is one way of letting us know.

If you don’t know much about Facebook or would like to know more, Google “Facebook for Seniors”, or try this link http://facebookforseniors.tumblr.com/

To access our Facebook page, simply click on the link in the menu above.

Another book club group (posted 3 Sept 2016)

We are starting a list for another book club group to be co-ordinated by Helen Myles.  If you would like to join this second group, please let Jane know on ken.duncanson@bigpond.com

Deferment of talk by John Winter Biodiversity of Atherton Township (posted 3 Sep 2017)

Due to John’s illness, we are deferring the above talk until 1st semester 2017.  A new date will be advised when known.

Needed – a computer wizz and a good organiser (posted 31 July 2016)

The committee is keen on more than one person knowing how to perform the various roles that keep our wonderful U3A going. Call it succession planning, if you like. I have developed and maintained this web site from the very beginning, so it is time for some fresh input. You don’t have to be a programmer, just have a logical mind and have some common sense. Google and YouTube will help with the rest!

Similarly, Jane has been our courses co-ordinator for a long time. This is the most important job in our U3A! We have developed  an Excel program to make the job a lot easier and there is an excellent courses sub-committee, so it isn’t as hard or time consuming as it used to be. If you would like to take this role on, please contact Jane or any member of the committee. Ditto for the webmaster role.

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