President's Message

January 2015

Jane HallNow that Christmas has come and gone I want to wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

I want to thank all those people who helped make the Christmas Luncheon such a success. So many of you contributed in some way so I cannot attempt to mention names as I am bound to leave someone out.  Suffice it to say it was a great time, the food and venue were perfect as always and the entertainment was terrific.  Our first silent auction was well received and we may be able to repeat it in the future. All the money raised by the auction and the raffle went to the A.B.C. Giving Tree as most of the major local charities benefit from it.

I was saddened to learn of the death of one of our founding members, Jannette Fagan. I was unable to attend her funeral but I have had reports that it was well attended by U3A members and a touching eulogy was given by Pat Jeffery at the request of Jannette's family.

Our Course Information day is planned for Thursday February 5th at 2pm in room 6, and our A.G.M. is planned for Thursday February 26th at 10.30am, also in room 6. Details of our guest speaker for the AGM are elsewhere in this newsletter. Please bear in mind that the office bearers of the committee need to be elected/re-elected at the AGM. If you are interested in nominating please phone Joan Carr (6215 1142) for a nomination form. If there are no other nominations then the current office bearers are elected unopposed. These positions are: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and several committee members.

We are introducing electronic payments as an option for you to pay your membership; please look for the details in this newsletter. Possibly the most important things to note are that you must identify who the payment is coming from, and that we still need a paper copy of the Subscription Form with your details.

I think 2015 will be an exciting year with an interesting program on offer as usual, and social functions to look forward to. See you in 2015.

Jane Hall
President