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Happy Snappers will restart in 2021 (posted 19 Nov 2020)

This group has held it’s last get together for 2020, and will resume again in 2021.  Keep an eye on the Calendar in January for the restart date.


New website (posted 11 Nov 2020)

You are looking at a new website. It may not look very different to the old one, but believe me it is very different in the “engine room”. The change was requested by the U3A NSW network, who host our site. Basically it is now simpler to manage, so the webmaster job no longer requires a high level of computer expertise.

The Calendar is the most popular feature of this web site. It is now a little different. You can select just one or several categories to show. If you are interested in an event and have an Android smartphone, simply click on the event, then select the Google Calendar symbol and that event will automatically be added to the calendar app on your phone, reminders and all!

It is also easier to print the calendar. Simply select “Print” in the bottom left corner and a printable version will appear. Adjust the size to fit the page by pressing Ctrl and selecting + or – to expand or shrink. Then right click the mouse and print.

The enrol procedure is still the same. I did try another system but it meant creating individual accounts and signing in. Too much trouble!

Spotlighting Tour at Mt Hypipamee National Park (The Crater) (posted 17 Nov 2020)

Bill Bray will host a spotlighting tour on Wednesday 25th November, meeting at the carpark at 6.30pm for a shared meal (bring a plate of food) or just come along for the tour at 7.00pm.  This will be easy walking and please bring a torch.  Enrol under Science and Nature

Christmas Party (posted 11 Nov 2020)

You should all have received an email inviting you to our Christmas function at the Atherton Golf Club on Sunday, 6th December, starting at 11:30am. Please come along and join us. Family and friends who are non-members are also welcome. The U3A Christmas Party is always enjoyable. Please let Jane know (Email: coursesu3aat@gmail.com) as soon as you can so we will have a good idea of numbers for catering. RSVP: By Friday 27th November,

We also need everyone to prepay. COST: $35 per person for plated lunch, payable by:
Direct Debit to U3A account at Bendigo Bank,
BSB: 633 000 Acct: 1614 69762 REF: YOUR NAME
Pay at Room 22 on Mondays between 10 and 12 noon.
Or, put your money in an envelope (with your name) into the cash tin near the notice board.

Annual Membership now due (posted 11 Nov 2020)

2021 Membership Fees (still $25.00 each for the year) can now be paid either online to:

BSB: 633 000 Account No: 161469762

(be sure to include your name and/or membership number in the reference box)

or by cheque to “U3AAT Inc., or by cash in Room 22 on Mondays between 9.30am and 12 noon.

Coronavirus gathering restrictions (posted 11 Nov 2020)

A quote from the Qld Government website and effective from 16 October, “Due to Queenslanders’ great work in keeping up physical distancing, practising good hygiene and sticking to the State’s restrictions, we can now have 40 people gather in people’s homes, non-residences and outdoor settings. This number includes those who live with you.

From 1st December, this number increases to 50.

This means in practice that there are no lawful restrictions on numbers at our events. We do need to continue to follow our Covidsafe Plan, which is to sterilize our hands, sign in and keep 1.5m apart. Do Not Attend if feeling unwell.

Greeting Card Workshop (posted 11 Nov 2020)

There has been a postponement for the “Greeting Card Making Class” due to personal reasons for one of the presenters. The class that was to have been held on Tue 17th November will now be held on Tue 1stDecember. This will be the final class for card making this year, and participants will be making Christmas cards.

Helen Irvine’s travel talk (posted 5 Nov 2020)

Helen travelled to India and SL in Feb / March this year. Her talks cover the animals she saw on safari,  how the national parks are managed and other comparisons between the two countries.  Part 1 on Thur 19th and Part 2 on Tues 24th at 10am in Room 22. Please enrol under Travel.

A Talk by Dr David Jones (posted 3 Nov 2020)

David’s talk “The Composition of the Atmosphere and How it is Changing – What the Science is Telling Us” will be held in Room 22, on Wed 18th Nov at 10am.  Please enrol under Science and Nature.