The first classes have begun for the year and it's time to distribute the updated 'A-Z- for 2020. The A-Z is produced each year and provides useful advice for new convenors as well as updating past convenors about any changes.
At the beginning of the year convenors are often keen to develop or update a group email list which targets class members. It is possible to do this on gmail and outlook email accounts, and possibly also others.
A key element of creating an email group is adding email addresses from the class lists sent to you by Len to your Contacts or Address Book beforehand. There are many You Tube videos on You Tube about creating email lists - just go into You Tube and type 'create an email list in gmail' or 'create an email list in outlook' into the search bar. Here are two Tube Resources found in this way which may help you on your way or refresh your memory about what to do!
or... for outlook users, try....
Try to remember to click bcc before you add the mailing list label to the To button... "If sending out emails to a list, select the ‘BCC’ blind carbon copy option so that individual member email addresses remain private. If you unintentionally forget –try to remember next time. (An enrolment form provision does make provision for sharing of such information between members.)" Benalla U3A A-Z
If you need some support to create and use a group email list for your class, make an appointment with Bev on 5762 8171. You will be enrolled - albeit briefly - in Tech Savvy Community Projects and get one to one help in the U3A office.
This page includes news of convenors' activities, as well of notices of particular relevance to convenors.
Membership Officer Len Jeffers is a 'go to' person for Convenors. As well as managing memberships, Len disseminates the Course/Activities Guide and Timetables and supports convenors to send out emails to group members.
Convenors A- Z 2022 (pdf)
Program Proposal Form for Course or Activity (Word Doc)
(converts web pages into pdf's without clutter--just add web address)
Create a Class Group for Email Posts
Education Matters - links to current edition
Digital Information session North East region U3A's - 2015