President’s Report June 2023

As we are nearing the end of the second term, and preparing for the third term, I would like to thank the U3A Aldinga Committee for their continued support, and willingness to take on tasks in order to ensure a smooth running of the U3A.

I would also like to thank our dedicated Course Leaders for their energy, knowledge, skills and expertise which they put into their courses.  And a special thank you to Ray Hobby, our outgoing Cycling Leader, for the many years of leading the popular group.

We warmly welcome new members to U3A Aldinga and wish you many happy years of being U3A members.

We were fortunate to hold two special events this term. Ans Bakker and Marianne Costello organised a morning tea (as part of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea) for the cycling group in aid of the Cancer Council. They raised $160 which has been sent to the Cancer Council in aid of cancer research.

Virgil Goncalves has organised a memoir writing workshop for members of the Writing Group which will take place on the 3rd of July.

The traffic problems at St Ann’s are causing a headache to leaders and course participants, and I guess it will get worse before it gets better. However, it will be finished by the end of the year, and hopefully the next stage of the South Road development is less disruptive. As this is a popular venue, I would please ask for your patience in the meantime.

One of our members has kindly offered us a Mahjong set. So I am putting out a request for someone to run a Mahjong group. I think this will be a very popular activity and we will certainly appreciate a volunteer.

Thank you

Nola van Dam