A Word from the President-November

It’s amazing how quickly our U3A year has gone! I know that Marilyn and I have had a great time with the many activities, meeting people, sharing stories and socially interacting in so many ways. We hope that you have enjoyed what our organisation has provided.

Our committee has worked very hard to provide as diverse a group of activities shire- wide for you. I personally thank them for giving of their time to meet regularly and ensure everything is ready for you.

Special thanks must go to several people who have made significant contributions during the year:

David Mernagh as our Secretary and Newsletter producer – what a job he’s done

Linda Castaldo as our very efficient Treasurer and membership person – thank you so much Linda

Karen Richardson and Marilyn Kimber who have organised so many of our programs and which take a great deal of their time – thank you both sincerely

Thank you to all our contact people who organise the nitty-gritty of the programs and a very big thanks to our many Course Leaders without whom the courses and activities would not happen – well done indeed.

Thanks also to Barb Cowley who has effectively ensured that our website is always up to date.

Finally thank you to all of you for being part of our U3A Corangamite family. With a record number of 165 members we look forward to a total of 180+ in 2020 and I personally hope for 200 members by 2021.

As this is the final newsletter for 2019, the Committee, Marilyn and I would like to wish everyone a very joyous Christmas season with your loved ones and a safe holiday period.

Two items of special mention:
early-bird membership of $25 is now open and can be paid up until 16th December. All members must complete a new membership form with their payment; and
our 2020 year will begin on Friday 31st January at 1.00 pm at the Terang Civic Hall with our AGM/Membership & Course Enrolment day. The format will be the same as this year and we encourage you to bring along a friend who may be interested in joining.

Gary Kimber