March News

A Word from the President

March newsletter

Well, we’re on the way in 2021. It has been great to see so many familiar faces again!

Now all we need to do is get our diaries/calendars in order – something we haven’t done for about 10 months!

Please check the new programs and calendar in the following pages as you check and make your choices.

Remember we are under strict COVID-19 protocols so if you’re not well or just can’t make an activity please ring the activity contact person; see pages 7/8 of this newsletter. We still have around 35 of the 2020 members who have not re-enrolled with a 2021 Membership Form. To participate in any of our activities, you MUST have submitted a 2021 membership form. A copy is available on the U3A Corangamite website.

If you are unsure of the location of a venue or require a lift to an activity, or have any queries, please call the Contact person of the activity: see pages 7/8 of this newsletter. Please enjoy all that we have organized; stay busy, active, safe, well and happy!

Photo Gallery

Barb Cowley our website Manager has begun a Photo Gallery of events we have this year. Most are on Facebook but if you haven’t got access to Facebook go to our website and click on Gallery; there you’ll see us all! While you’re in the website go through it all as Barb has completely rejuvenated it and she keeps it up to date all the time. Thanks again Barb and very well done.

Activity Sizes

At this stage, due to COVID 19 rules changing regularly, we may have to cap activities’ numbers. Once an activity is advertised, please call the contact person to book in. You may be put on the emergency list.

Because of this, it is absolutely vital, if you discover you cannot make the activity, please call the contact person so he/she can get an emergency.

This capping may well have ramifications for our AGM. We will wait for further Government/Shire interpretation and then let you know.


Like all organizations we have to hold an Annual General Meeting. Due to COVID restrictions we couldn’t hold it in January as we usually do. However, we have now set a date and venue.

DATE: Thursday 18th March @ 2.30pm
: Cobden Senior Citizens Centre, Victoria Street, Cobden

Tea and coffee provided

Please come along as it is a great chance just to catch up after such a long time apart. We are in need of committee persons so please consider putting your name forward. The Committee meets monthly for one hour and is a great way to ensure a wide number of ideas, strategies and activities are considered. If you are interested in running please ring me on 0439 079 098. At this stage we are capped to 40 attendees.

Gary Kimber