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The July Newsletter is posted here

NEWSLETTER JULY 2020

You can read previous editions on the Newsletters page. Check out whats been happening up to now. You will be surprised what you find!!!!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT  21st July

Unfortunately with the ongoing Covid 19 crisis showing no signs of improving, our Committee has made the decision to suspend all Face to Face Groups for the remainder of 2020. This decision was taken with the safety and best interests of all our members in mind.  

Thanks to our group leaders taking up the challenge of using online virtual platforms many members have continued their learning and social interaction. 

These are the Groups they have been able to continue online with Zoom and some may even continue in Terms 3 and 4. Watch this space.

For details email :-     tweedcoastu3a@gmail.com

  Yoga  – Lynda Tait                                            Monday 11.00-12.30

 Pavement Walk – Julia Shortus                        Monday 10.15… Chat Catch Up 

 Writting Life Stories – Lynda Tait                    Tuesday 12-2pm

 Yoga – Jennifer Harvie                                      Tuesday 10-11.30am

Yoga – Christine Spiteri                                    Friday 10-11.30am

Digital Photography – David Robinson          Tuesday 10-11.30

Discussion – David Robinson                           Tuesday 11.30-1pm

German – Valerie Skinner                                 Wednesday 9-12noon

Brain Games – Marg Sheekey                           Wednesday 1.30-2.30

Motor Movers – Alec Shortus                          Thursday 2.30-3.30 pm

Family History – Robyn               Thursday 2-3.30 pm (every 2nd week)

Introduction to Philosophy  Barbara    Thursday 9.30 – 11.00

Book Lovers – Wendy Plummer              Last Friday of the month 2.00 -3.30pm

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT 18th June

IN RESPONSE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION WITH THE CORONA VIRUS, ALL U3A TWEED COAST GROUPS/CLASSES AT ALL LOCATIONS ARE SUSPENDED UNTILL FURTHER NOTICE.

Term 3 would normally start on the 20th July. The loss of the Cudgen Leagues Club due to fire has meant our Committe has had to source other venues for our activities. Local Clubs, schools and private venues have been amazing in their response to our dilema and our Committee has been working non stop to formulate a timetable for our Groups for when we are able to safely resume face to face meetings.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT 16th MARCH 2020

IN RESPONSE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION WITH THE CORONA VIRUS, ALL U3A TWEED COAST GROUPS/CLASSES AT ALL LOCATIONS ARE SUSPENDED UNTILL FURTHER NOTICE.

 Term 2 would normally start on the 28th April but as we are still in “lockdown” the term will not proceed as it usually would. However our Committee has been working with our Group Leaders to assist them in providing classes via email and using online virtual platforms so that our members may continue their learning and social interaction. Look out for exciting things happening.

 

The latest NSW Network “Newslink” newsletter which you can click on below,has news about what some other U3As in our state are doing to carry on in this difficult time.

Lets all stick together, share our ideas and keep our great  U3A Tweed Coast working for us all.

Click here:  Newslink April 2020

 

Click Here:2020 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

Our annual membership fee is still at a modest $40. For this you may join as many different groups as you wish, subject to  numbers. However you may only attend one YOGA and or one PILATES group unless there is no waiting list. This is due to overwhelming interest in these groups and the limit on numbers attending. Please respect the Group Leader’s decision. when enquiring about this.

At U3A Tweed Coast we love our Group Leaders and recently held a lunch to show our
appreciation for all their hard work throughout the year. After all without them we have no U3A. Thirty eight Group Leaders take over 50 Groups between them, that is awesome.
 
The photo shows five leaders receiving  Certificates of Appreciation for their
contributions over a combined 39 years. Awesome!!

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After a well earned break from teaching computers, Barbara is back in 2020 for a short 4 week course in each term starting with beginers Androids Tablets & Smart phones. This will not include Apple. Check out the new timetable.

The 2020 Membership Forms is available now. The annual fee is still a value packed $40.  You can join through your Group Leader, or Sign on Day on Thursday 24th January at the Seventh Day Adventist Church , Philip St. Chinderah from 10 am.to 2pm.

Why not try something different :

 Mah – Jong, Canasta, Cryptic Crosswords etc,  so many  groups to choose from.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ENQUIRIES ABOUT A GROUP MUST GO  TO THAT PARTICULAR  LEADER. THEIR DETAILS CAN BE FOUND ON THETIMETABLE  WHICH IS POSTED BELOW  HERE AND ON THE TIMETABLE PAGE

2020  Term 1 starts on Tuesday 28th January and ends on Thursday 9th April

We follow the NSW school term calendar.

Check the NEWS LETTER page for the latest edition

YOGA GROUPS
 
 
Thanks to our dedicated Group Leaders, we now have four Yoga groups and one
 
Pilates group each week.There may be a waiting list for some so check the Timetable
 
and contact the Group Leader before attending.
 

         Mah-Jong on Tuesday has places available for beginners or more experienced players. Janet is happy to chat to you about joining on 0412 821 642.

    Did you know you can nowplay Mah-Jong at Murwillumbah on Wednesday. It is so
 
popular that there is now a waiting list.
 
         Also at Murwillumbah Sctrabble starts in term 1
 
       “Pony Canasta” is at the Tweed Heads Library meeting room on Tuesday as well as
 
         Monday at Kingscliff
 
 
 
  Details on the Timetable

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FUTURE FRIDAY FORUMS.

2.00 p.m.— KINGSCLIFF UNITING CHURCH 24A KINGSCLIFF ST.  KINGSCLIFF

  Always the first Frday of the month except in school hlidays.

The first Forum for  2020 will be on Friday 6th March.

The talk is called  “Convicts, Poms and the Flash Mob”.
 
 Convict, Poms and Pirates journeyed from prison hulks in England to a new
 

land down under. What a ramshackle bunch of human beings they were.They fought over the mail bags and held lotteries for women convicts.

 
Discover the importance that the coats of the Marines and posties played in
 
determing the Australia’s seasons.
 
Say Hi to Harry the camel and check out Mrs Macquaries chair.
 
Humorous and informative, an afternoon  not to be missed.
 
 

FRIDAY FORUM afternoons are open to everyone not just  members so bring a friend or a new neighbour$2 entry includes afternoon tea.

 WE HATE TO BE THE BADGE POLICE BUT IT IS A CONDITION OF ATTENDING  ALL U3A COURSES THAT YOUR MEMBERSHIP BADGE IS WORN OR DISPLAYED  IN A PROMINENT PLACE.  THE REASON FOR THIS RECENTLY BECAME EVIDENT WHEN A MEMBER  HAD A MEDICAL   EPISODE AND THE COURSE LEADER NEEDED EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS.

 PLEASE DO NOT EMBARRASS YOUR COURSE LEADER BY IGNORING THIS

Why not join some more activities.There are so many to choose from. You could do something new every day!!!!

Check the new Timetable for details and contact the leader to register your interest.

 If you attend any Groups at Cudgen Leagues Club, you must be a member of that Club.The annual fee is a modest $6. There are no exceptions to this. Did you know that club members get discounts on the great meals at the Club.

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Groups always welcome new members, some have a waiting list.

Try:-  Painting and Drawing, Art for Beginners, Writing about events from  your life, Brain Games, Book Chats, Pony Canasta

Check the Timetable forGroup Leader details

       What is your hobby or passion?

       Why not share it with others?

Take Barbara, she loved playing Pony Canasta so much she started a Group. Now she has a regular band of experienced players and is happy to teach beginners.

Think about what you could share with others, Chess or Backgammon, Play Reading, Drama/Acting.

  Have a chat to our Group Coordinator, 

Bruce 0408 257 528