President's Newsletter

President's Message January 2022

This year we will be offering a full program of three 10 week terms with no public school holiday breaks.
Maximum numbers permitted in each room has been relaxed and we will also be commencing our popular morning tea breaks again. Anyway, that was the plan!!!

But as we all know, Omicron is here, our island drawbridge has been lowered and sport and tourism are more important to the Government than the health and wellbeing of Tasmanian residents. We are waiting for further direction from the Library to find out if our plans for this year are compromised yet again.

U3A Clarence has now entered into a Licence Agreement with the Library and the Minister for Education for a period of three years giving us security of tenure. We all look forward to a productive and cooperative future.

This year a new class will be introduced by Jean Howes where U3A members will give the audience an insight of their past interesting life and career history.

With the departure of popular Bev and Regan, a brand new singalong class will be introduced. All past singers are invited to come and enjoy the new singalong in Room 6. All your favourites from the 50s, 60s & 70s and many more will be available. No music needed, the words and music will all be presented for you on the big screen. And no extra cost and no heavy bundles of lyrics to carry around.

Our AGM will be on February 23rd this year and will be held at the library in room 6. We hope to see you
all there with your masks and your booster shots. It is also gratifying to know that Tasmanians in our
age group are 99% vaccinated. So be positive and let’s get together and plan another year of socialising.

Len Spaans 

President, U3A Clarence