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PO Box 550 Kilmore 3764

President: Rupert Hussey  0402606287

                                                         Vice President: Dawn Barr  0428564674

                                                         Secretary: Mark Perrott  0436331395

MARCH 2021

U3A Kilmore has commenced classes for 2021. We thought we were off to another lockdown but fortune prevailed and twenty-three different interests are catered for with a wide range of activities. Anything from Mysteries of the Unexplained, Yoga and Exercise classes for various levels of ability, to learning to play the Recorder, enjoying Luncheons at various district restaurants, to Bookclub and Writing groups. There are various Handcraft groups including a new group for Quilters. You can test your maths with Suduko, discover some interesting Trivia or the History of Kilmore, explore Current Affairs, share your skills and love of Gardening, play Carpet Bowls or join the Theatre group to see a good play, film or show.

It is very pleasing to report that Membership has returned to the level at the start of last year and is expected to reach 190 within the next few days with several new members. The group saw a few pull out because of fears of Covid but new members have compensated for that loss and we welcome them all and hope they have an enjoyable year learning and socialising together.

U3A Kilmore will accept membership anytime throughout the year. Simply contact the Secretary on the phone number at the top of this article and you will be sent an enrolment form. Once you are a member you will be given a timetable with dates and times and contact numbers for the various tutors or convenors of all classes.

Future Home – U3A Kilmore has enjoyed the use of a small room that is part of the Skeehan place Maternal and Child Health facility but now Mitchell Shire is planning to extend the Marie Williams Kindergarten and we will need to relocate from our current office space. There are short and longer-term steps being taken with Mitchell Shire for a new home and they are sympathetic to our needs In the meantime we continue to use a mix of class venues.

Under Covid requirements for social distancing, this room is too small for most classes and we are grate-ful to be able to hire The John Taylor room which is part of Kilmore Library. Our use of some alternative venues for Classes including the John Taylor Room and the Old Post Office has gone quite smoothly and the cleaning and sign-in procedures have been sorted out.

The John Taylor Room is the venue for U3A Kilmore’s Annual General Meeting to be held on March 12th at 10 am. Guest speaker for this event is Ms. Mary Agostino, Acting C.E.O for the Mitchell Shire. Sadly due to Covid requirements, we will regrettably not be able to have our usual enjoyable morning tea. Seating is also restricted according to Covid Requirements set by the Shire so we suggest you arrive early to be sure of entry. The positions of President, Vice President and Treasurer will be vacant, and nominations are welcome in advance (contact the Secretary) or can be done on the day.

Why not join us and be part of this happy group of older citizens still intent on learning new skills and providing contact and company for many. We are always looking for new tutors so, if you have an interest that you would like to share with others, be it Travel history, Shakespeare, Music Appreciation, Geology, Solar Power or Climate Change, anything at all you feel passionate about and would like to share, let us know.

Dawn Barr