Urgent! President and Secretary Needed!

Our committee is still missing two key people. Please volunteer or nominate candidates to fill these positions. If these positions are not filled soon, we will have to consider ceasing operations. Yes, that’s how serious this situation is.

Android Tablet Class

A new six week Android Tablet class will be starting on Friday 14 October. This short course is an introduction to the Android Tablet. There will be five Samsung tablets available to nsamsung_largeewcomers to use in the class. Otherwise you will bring your own Android Tablet.

Topics include: understanding icons and gestures; connecting to the Internet; setting up a google account; installing applications (apps); communicating with friends using email, whatsapp etc.

The dates are: 14/10, 28/10, 4/11, 11/11, 25/11, 2/12.

Fundraising – Sausage Sizzle, Saturday 10 September 2016

We ran another fundraising effort today at Bunnings Broadmeadows. The event was well supported by these members: Dawn and Ken Daws, Valentina Kojevnikov, Barry Craig, Margaret Maeder, Dick and Patricia Radenkovic, Roy Mazzone, Pacita Angelin, Evelyn and Peter Lazarus and Julie Gozdzik. Thanks to all of you who volunteered and attended. The backbone of the day was Gloria Chandler who set up, cooked and supervised throughout the day, and helped clean up at the end. Thank you Gloria. The weather wasn’t too good yesterday, and contributed to a slow morning start. But overall we raised over $1000 for our general expenses.

Committee Members

There were only five committee members elected at this Annual General Meeting. We need you to volunteer for President and Secretary in particular. Your new committee are:

President: Vacant Vic President: Vacant
Secretary: Vacant Treasurer: Julie McPherson
Membership officer: Peter Lazarus Course Co-ordinator: Norma Dugard
Marketing: Vacant Committee Member: Bev Eales
Grants and procedures: Vacant Committee Member: Brian Banes
Social secretary: Anne de Gabrielle Office Manager Sandra Dyer

As you can see, U3A Hume has a serious problem. Our key committee positions are vacant, unfilled. We can continue for a while, but these positions must be filled urgently. Please volunteer – previous committee members will help ease you into these roles.

Xmas in July Lunch and Dance

A very enjoyable lunch and dance was held on Sunday 3 July at Lynda Blundell Centre. Just over 100 people attended. There was a two course meal, and a one-man band – Bazza.

For lunch, main course consisted of roast ham, smoked turkey and braised chicken, with a boiled potato, coleslaw and various salads. Dessert was sticky date pudding with ice cream, custard or cream.

Finally, a raffle was conducted with many prize winners.

Our committee would like to thank Anne de Gabrielle for creating the idea of a dance for U3A Hume. Thanks also to Choi Foong for organising the lunch, food preparation and direction on the day. There were a number of key helpers who also deserve thanks for their work in food preparation, event setup, and cleanup. These wonderful people are: Evelyn Lazarus, Lorraine Ievans, Gloria Chandler, Nola Alexander, Liz Munro, Boon Chan, Peter Lazarus, and Andy de Gabrielle. The front desk and raffle was supported by Lin Fong, Norma Dugard, and Chris Van Ross, and the raffle announcer was Fred Van Ross. Ann Druery created the tickets.

Go to the gallery to view more photos from the day.

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Are you familiar with Facebook? Can you help manage U3A Hume’s Facebook account? We want two or more enthusiastic people to raise the profile of U3A Hume in Facebook. Now that social media is the in thing these days, we could attract some new members and tutors through Facebook. Please contact the secretary.