Term 3, Welcome

Greetings U3A Friends

Many of you might know that President Bev Holland did not stand for a position on our committee at the AGM last month. I would like to thank Bev, who has had more than her share of hospital stay-overs and medical problems in recent months, for all she has done over the last 30 years as a member of the NSW U3A Network Committee, and especially our own U3A group. Hers are big shoes to fill, but I am sure that after the Committee Planning Meeting we held last Friday, Orange U3A will be an even better organisation to know about as we head towards our next anniversary. Several new ideas are in the pipeline. As always, we depend upon our members to make suggestions for new courses and changes we might take to make our courses more member friendly.

A huge thankyou to Gillian Baxter who has been part of U3A for almost as long as Bev Holland. Gillian did the early Chemistry and Geology classes and more recently headed up the Cryptic Crosswords class. Thankyou for your dedication and perseverance over the many years.

To make sure you do not miss any of our activities, please keep this Newslink close by for the next couple of months because there are lots of one-off sessions during the month which would suit our members who cannot tie themselves down to attending regular weekly meetings – Cecily Butcher, President