President’s Report March 2023

As the new President of the Aldinga U3A, I would like to welcome current and new members to 2023.  I would also like to thank our past President, Brian Arthurs, for his hard work and support during the past few years.  As a fairly new member of the U3A, I am impressed with the organisation, and it is a privilege to be President, with the support of a dedicated committee.

I have enjoyed all the courses and lectures I attended, plus appreciate the extra fitness gained from being part of the cycling and walking groups. I especially appreciate the friendships I have made during the past four years.

The first term started well with good attendance on courses. There was a series of new lectures and garden visits, plus the continuation of the other courses.

We welcome two new course leaders, Jill Mortimer, who leads the Tuesday Book Club and Rick Stapledon, who leads the Garden Group.  A thank you to our outgoing course leaders, June Hudson, Garden Group, Marion Papworth, Book Club, and Alan Giles, Music Group, for their dedication in running successful courses for a number of years.

Malcolm Bottrill led a Clear Speaking/Speech course for two terms and those attending gained much confidence and knowledge from this course. Thank you very much Malcolm.

Please take time to read your Term 2 Program booklet as there are many interesting and challenging courses and activities next term.

Thank you

Nola van Dam