It is proposed to commence classes in June, but as you will all be aware this will be dependent on Government restrictions and the current state of health of all residents in Australia.
Now that there is closure of so many daily activities we participate in, we are able to stop and relax somewhat and there will be many hours of solitude for each of us. What are we going to do to fill in our day??? A concern with the current isolation restrictions is that U3A members may miss their monthly reading of the Newsletter and the ability to keep in touch with each other during this period. Following a number of requests it is proposed to send out a Newsletter each month, though not be in the current format of monthly reports.
If Convenors wish to give an update on their courses, if members have information of books they have read, have any tips on the growing of vegetable/plants, a ‘funny thing happened…’ story, or info of how they are coping with the isolation which my help other members, all will be welcome.
I will start this off with something that happened to me during our compulsory isolation. Hope you don’t mind…..
On 30th March my Granddaughter, Brooke, turned 18 which she was unable to celebrate with her friends. Her older brother, Callum, had returned to Melbourne from University in Carolina, USA the week before, hence the family being in isolation.
I received a Facetime call at 8.00pm and ran over to her other grandmother Rae, who happens to live opposite me, and we joined our family in singing Happy Birthday to Brooke. We were so thrilled to be included in her celebrations. The wonders of the modern world and Mobile phones.
If you have anything you wish to share please send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and where possible I will try to include it in our Newsletter.