President's Message October 2020

Dear Members of U3A Clarence,

The year is passing by with Tasmania in good shape. But soon the Government will open our borders to outsiders and we will need to be extra vigilant to maintain our good record of keeping COVID-19 at bay.

We will plan for next year with the program that we started this year and hope that things will turn out for the best. This includes having our next AGM on February 18th 2021.

During August I have had an audience with David O’Byrne MP and he was a guest at our recent committee meeting. Many issues were raised in relation to what assistance we need from the Government. We need recognition as a valued volunteer group that provides benefits to positive aging and lifelong learning which supports the mental and physical health and social engagement of seniors. Our desire for long term stable accommodation for our members was also discussed.

He will contact the Minister for Education on our behalf to present our case. Let’s hope something positive comes out of it.

Yours sincerely,

Len Spaans 

President, U3A Clarence