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KILMORE & DISTRICT

PO Box 550 Kilmore 3764

President: Rupert Hussey  0402606287

                                                         Vice President: Dawn Barr  0428564674

                                                         Secretary: Mark Perrott  0436331395

DECEMBER 2020

Kilmore U3A will go into recess soon at the end of what has been an unusual year. It has been a year that tested our resilience to overcome separation from ‘the normal’ with no classes taking place.    Members have felt the loss of classes because for so many this is their lifeline to friendships and a means of assuag-ing loneliness.  In the 60 plus age group, many members live alone and U3A provides an opportunity to get out of the house to meet old friends and make new friends, to hear interesting speakers and share a

‘cuppa’.    The classes themselves provide content to challenge our brains in a non-threatening way, we have fun learning new skills and we have the opportunity to exercise at whatever level suits us.  But most of all it is the camaraderie of the group that is so important to our well-being and whilst this has not been totally lacking this year with emails, skyping and phone calls between members checking on welfare of others, the face to face contact and the nurture this provides our inner self  has been missing.

But 2021 will hopefully be a better year. All the signs are that it will be and the committee is planning for Enrolment Day on January 22nd. We look forward to seeing those treasured faces return to classes and plan to provide safe meeting places for all participants. If you paid your subscription last year, this is waved for 2021 and only new members will be required to pay this fee. If you are contemplating whether or not to return or are thinking of joining, please do. You will find a friendly group of people to welcome you and with which to share many hours of fun and learning.    Try something different, or pick a skill you’ve always wanted to master,    or simply find a social group in an age

bracket that will support you wholeheartedly. U3A will lift you out of the Covid doldrums . 

May I take this opportunity to wish all U3A members and Our Editor

and Readers of The News a very Happy Christmas. May you be blessed

with the joy of family and friends and may the New Year bring us relief

from Covid 19.   Dawn Barr

The Photo shows what one U3A member, Wendy Matthews, achieved

working at home during this Covid year after learning Cross Stich  

techniques at U3A.    Isn’t it Beautiful?