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New talk on website Nutrition for Better Health (updated 15 Mar 19)

Emma Fehring & Jesse from Fig Tree Health Come will talks about healthy eating habits as we are ageing.
Also about reading food labels and how to avoid unhealthy marketing ‘spin’ on products.  Recipe cards will be supplied along with other resources.  Any questions you have will be answered.  10.30am Wednesday 17th April in Room 22.  Enrol under Health & Wellbeing.

Reminder – membership fees due by the AGM (posted 9 Mar 19)

Please pay your membership fees by the date of our AGM, which is the 31st March. Membership is still just $25 annually. The easiest method is to do an electronic transfer. The bank details (Bendigo Bank) are Account name: U3AAT Inc, BSB: 633 000 Account No: 161469762. Remember to put your name in the reference box.

Please enrol before attending courses (posted 9 Mar 19)

If you wish to attend courses and lectures etc, it really is important to enrol beforehand. This gives the Course Coordinator numbers, so a decision can be made to actually hold the course. For really popular courses, the decision may be made to split the class over a few days to accommodate everyone. Another requirement is to know how many lecture notes to print out. The presenter may also change the way the course is presented to cater for large or small numbers.

New talks on the website (posted 6 March 19)

Wednesday, 24th April at 10amLand of Drought and Flooding Rains – Australia’s Water Resources with David Jones.  Details on Nature & Science page.

Wednesday, 8th May at 10am – Tips and Tricks for Home and Residential Care with Simone D’Avis.  A follow up talk by Simone and will also include information about recognising and avoiding  phone and email Scams.

March venue decided for Gardening Group (posted 6 March 19)

Gary and Tricia Barnes have kindly invited the Gardening Group to view their garden at 80 Rankine Drive, Rangeview, 9.30am Thursday 14th March.  More details are on the Gardening page.  Please let Yeoey:  yeoey123@gmail.com or Barb:  barbaralanskey@conxx.com know if you are coming along.

Fresh ideas and faces most welcome (posted 5 March 19)

We have a lot of amazing talent in our U3A, including many with managerial experience. Please share it with us by nominating for an executive position. Nomination forms are available under Membership form above. Please fill it in and hand it to any committee member or email to our secretary at secretaryu3aat@gmail.com

The March Newsletter out now! (posted 5 March 19)

Hot off the press, the latest newsletter form our editor Annette is top reading. My attention was grabbed by the eye-catching graphics so I didn’t go straight to the comics on the last page. So start at the front and read every word until you have a good laugh at the last page funnies! Enjoy under Newsletters or check your email.

Our Annual General Meeting (posted 2 March 2019)

The U3AAT will hold its AGM on Sunday 31st March at 2pm.  All members are welcome to come along.  If you have any time to help or join our committee we would really appreciate it.  U3A is a totally volunteer organisation and relies on help to be able to give you the wonderful talks and other activities.  Afternoon tea will be provided.

Cultural Review Group   (posted 20 Feb 2019)

The Cultural Review Group for 2019 will be starting on Saturday 2nd March, with a trip to the movies followed by a review and dinner at the Malanda Hotel.  Please check in Courses for 2019 under Culture and History for details and to enrol

Cancellation of March Friday Forum  (posted 15 Feb 2019)

The Friday Forum that was to have been held on the 1st March 2019 has been cancelled.  The next Friday Forum will be on 5th April and the topic will be “Political Correctness Gone Mad”

Change for date for first 2019 Movie Night  (posted 2 Feb 2019)

The first Movie Night in 2019 will now be held on Tuesday, March 19th, as Raye will be unavailable in February.  The movie to be shown is “Tea with Mussolini” starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith

Free Computer and Mobile Phone education (posted 12 Dec 2018)

The U3A will be conducting a few introductory courses on computers and mobile phones early next year. For those who want more tailored lessons to your needs, Community Services Tablelands is offering free courses. See the non-U3A activities under Courses for further details.

Expressions of Interest for 2019   (updated 12 December 2018)

We are currently taking expressions of interest for 2019 for the following:-

Learning Italian

From Grandma/Grandad with Love (recording your family story)

Lawn bowls

Please register your interest in the above by email to:-  coursesu3aat@gmail.com, as soon as possible so that these activities can go ahead in 2019 when we have sufficient numbers

Show in Cairns in May 2019 – “Senior Moments” (posted 12 December 2018)

We have had a suggestion by one of our members that we make up a group to attend the show “Senior Moments”, to be held at the new Cairns Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday, 15th May at 1pm.  With a discount for a group of 8 or more,  tickets will cost $55.00 each (saving $10 each).  Please email coursesu3aat@gmail.com, if you are interested.


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