President's Newsletter

President's Newsletter March 2021

Dear Members of U3A Clarence,

Since my last update, the following items might be of interest.

LIBRARY MEETING with Helen Ebsworth, Director Library Network and Margaret Malpas, Manager Rosny Library.

A meeting was held to discuss the future of U3A Clarence using the Rosny library as its base. In the future we will have a strong alliance

A Licence for U3A Clarence to operate at the Rosny Library is still being prepared by the Education Department. This large document will eventually replace the old MOU.

If any member of U3A has some legal background we would like to hear from you. The new licence is large and full of legal terminology that we will eventually need to sign.

The library would prefer U3A to operate with 4 terms instead of the present 3 terms. This will align us with school activities during school holidays that the library is getting involved in.


We are arranging to have a monthly Morning Tea at Alma’s to allow members to socialise and catch up with the latest. The first one will be on Friday the 23rd April from 10.30 to 12.00. For $3.00 tea, coffee and biscuits will be served. Plates of nibbles welcome.


 The committee is seeking assistance from members who have skills with computer programs, like our new UMASS system, and with bookkeeping experience.


After discussions, the committee has decided that the annual membership fee is just that, membership of U3A Clarence. Once you are a member, you can then enrol in any classes on offer if space permits. You don’t have to attend classes, you can just be a social member to meet your friends.


The following letter was published in the letters to the editor section of the Sunday paper dated 21st March. Great way to spread the word. I have reproduced a copy on the back of this newsletter.


In the next newsletter I will produce a list of special events and activities that members can put in their diaries.

Len Spaans 

President, U3A Clarence